What’s all the big hella-be-lu about Artificial Intelligence? Why are the tech guys thumping their chests with great pride that they have the answer today for the future of tomorrow, with the world of Artificial Intelligence?
The politicians in government have displayed and are the artificial intelligence since the longest time. So, what is the big deal?
What really is artificial intelligence? According to Wikipedia, artificial intelligence is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. Most people will argue that this is completely wrong.
Another definition is artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or a robot controlled by a computer to do tasks that are usually done by humans because they require human intelligence and discernment.
The correct answer is: artificial intelligence is the fact that politicians are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. And the politicians still get it wrong. (1)
In the case of robots versus human beings, the question may not be, “Will it ever be a time when Artificial Intelligence will not refer to robots, but to men? The question is “when?”
The answer to that could be staring right at us today, but can we recognize it?
Or could the answer be: “Artificial Intelligence is the transferring of rights (for that moment) to something else, be it a person, computer or a robot; to make a decision or decisions for you.” In this instance, it could be momentarily or for a specific task.
I would like to think, believe and hope that Artificial Intelligence is the help to improving life for mankind. Let’s take current issues for example. Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic and the current war in Europe; supply chains for all types of products from wheat, gas and semiconductor manufacturing among many others; were disrupted.
Let’s take wheat. Since supplies of wheat from Ukraine were disrupted; Artificial Intelligent computers should have swung into action to identify other wheat-growing countries around the world and tap into their resources with as little downtime as possible to make up for short supply from Ukraine.
The same goes for any other products. Animal feed is another affected area that is affected by a short supply of a byproduct for this feed.
Semiconductor manufacturing was disrupted by the pandemic. But here, in this case; demand outstrips supply. Almost everything or the other, from smartphones to electric cars to air-conditioners to computers to toys… the list goes on, has some form of chip included in its manufacturing process.
Didn’t the semiconductor manufacturers see this coming? Could they not have ramped up production to meet demand? Maybe, just maybe, raw materials for these semiconductors are short in supply. Will this short supply affect the industry of “Artificial Intelligence”?
Or is this a blessing in disguise to slow down and maybe prevent, the takeover of mankind by these intelligent “artificial beings”? These “beings” that can self repair, self charge or even self replicate? And these things will see mankind as of being artificial intelligent, inferior at the very most to their abilities?
When we look at the whole picture, we can’t help but feel that this “whole scene” is orchestrated. Artificially created…by artificial intelligence perhaps? Shortages mean price increase and larger profits for those that produce.
Naïve as it may seem, I would like to believe that people will come together, to help each other out to make the world a better place to live in.
(1)Taking the mickey out on them. Haha. Having fun. There are many, many highly educated politicians.
Then again, maybe intelligence should not just be equated to the level of higher education. Common sense and intuition have to be included in the equation, too.