We think we're still creating Artificial Intelligence, but really, we're already working for them.
Updated: Oct 28, 2020
Aren't we? I mean, if we want to experience the future, all we have to do is talk to Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant. These choices, however, are consumer artificial intelligence experiences given in graces by big tech companies to improve our lives. In another world, the business world, it's much bigger, and different, than that.
The world's most valuable companies have allowed robots to take over responsibilities, but that has been the case for a while now. I think we're way, way past that. The reality is - they have already been using AI to do things humans want. We're training software to mimic human behaviors, and it is able to do them perfectly, without errors. Some may question, how will they evolve? Think of it as... a group of people coming into a room to talk to each other and share ideas or instructions, but only, it'll be softwares instead of humans. When you peek deeper into it, at the shopping industry for example, actions like ordering and packaging are handled by AI itself, and in turn, people are getting paid to deliver it. Uber and Lyft have created systems that GIVE people rides.
It was scary when I happened to think that the trajectory of this path is accelerating quicker than we arguably thought. AI will inevitably become so strict that it won't give people delivery jobs on a 4-star review by failing to deliver in time due to a puncture. The actual scary fragment of it is... I talked to an Amazon delivery driver yesterday who told me he is new to Amazon, because he'd gotten a bad review after failing to deliver a water bottle, that had just gone out of stock, to an Instacart customer.
How can we survive it? I think we need to take a step back and create an organization that will create laws to protect our human side of things, like empathy, love, and trust. We're on a course where... AI will be capable of doing everything, and having a heart will become the only difference between artificial intelligence and humans.
We need more people like Wall-E.