- Be The Friend -
I believe that to be the case, and in fact, I am. It is impossible to deny the undeniable and enormous impact that technological progress has had on the way in which we interact, perform our jobs, and go about our lives on a daily basis as a result of ongoing innovation. In the near future, AI capabilities in augmented reality as wearable technology may outnumber smartphone or mobile technology usage. AI capabilities will allow us to experience and interact with the world in new ways. Since AI technology can outpace the powers of the human brain in terms of amazing speed and precision but cannot be as sentient as its creator, it would then become an extension of human skills, powering the next generation of innovative society. An innovative society, of course, does not define a utopian or dystopian future; rather, it is just innovation in the appropriate sense. The manner in which it is used, as well as the circumstances in which it is used, both play a role in determining whether or not it will be useful or harmful. Every new idea that gets turned into a useful instrument unavoidably comes with both benefits and drawbacks, and the effect that technology has on people's lives is directly correlated to how well it is controlled and administered.
I have never had any doubt that humanity is the cause of its own extinction, and I do not believe there is any question that AI has the potential to become an unstoppable destructive force capable of eradicating human existence completely from the face of the earth. The use of weaponized AI to inflict unimaginable damage on critical infrastructure and financial systems could result in widespread disruption and chaos. Alternatively, it could generate misinformation and propaganda, resulting in a large scale of false or misleading information and causing societal division and instability. When it comes to the construction of a new future, I see a new kind of tyrant in power who is driving society toward division and instability. The use of AI in the service of prejudice or for making decisions has the potential to have disastrous consequences.
The development of a young person's understanding of and relationship with the technologies of today and tomorrow, as well as their capacity to act as responsible and well-informed digital citizens, is inextricably linked to the degree to which they have been prepared for the transition that is currently taking place. Incorporating AI ethics into the school's curriculum, which includes discussions of AI ethics and its impact on society as part of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education or other subjects, is crucial. Schools could use real-world scenarios to teach ethical concepts, using examples of AI applications and their implications, such as the potential for AI systems to perpetuate biases or be used to spread misinformation. This should inspire young people to engage in critical thinking about the applications of AI and the potential repercussions it could have, and encourage them to ask questions about the ethical and social implications of this technology. Teach young people the importance of empathising with others, taking into account the point of view of other people, and considering how the use of AI systems and technologies may have an impact on the lives and well-being of other people. It would be beneficial to offer young people the opportunity to engage with AI systems and technologies, as well as code and design projects. If these kinds of hands-on experiences were made available to them, this could help individuals establish their own ethical framework for AI as well as have a deeper understanding of how these technologies function.
There has already been significant progress made in the application of AI in the medical field. It can be seen in the fact that there are now devices that are able to monitor various aspects of a person's health, such as a person's heart rate, glucose levels, or brain activity. AI algorithms are then able to interpret this data and respond to it in real time. It is also used to power implantable devices that administer focused therapy, such as stimulation to treat neurological diseases or the release of medications to control chronic ailments. Better outcomes, both for individuals and for society as a whole, can be achieved by AI in providing assistance to medical practitioners to improve their precision and effectiveness in decision-making processes. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), which use electrodes implanted inside the brain or connected outside as wearable gears to record and interpret neural activity and allow people to control computers, robots, or other devices using their thoughts, are not only in the making but have already become a reality, adding additional value to the world of virtual or augmented reality.
The concept of AI in the future is no longer confined to the realm of science fiction; rather, it is rapidly becoming a reality for both the current generation and those to come in the future. Sincerity compels me to tell you that there is no way around it; heed this warning. AI is here to stay.
In the end, you want it to be a helpful ally rather than an adversary.