From imagination to reality
We use AI(artificial intelligence) for various purposes and jobs with every day that passes. It has entered nearly every industry and helps them to become innovative, to develop authentic tools and strategies toward a sustainable future. Researchers are eagerly discovering new use cases of artificial intelligence that have the power to fundamentally change the societies around us. But as we artificially develop intelligence, will there be room for this AI to re-illuminate us as humans?
We are on the verge of a massive change in which world leaders are actively questioning whether AI can take over the world and start controlling humanity. Even though this may not seem feasible at this time, there are several theories that suggest the deadly effects of AI in the future. And who knows, the coming generation may have an AI leadership role. Be it for better or for worse, artificial intelligence is ready to change a human’s capacity for friendship, leadership, altruism, and ultimately love.
Most of us grew up watching science fiction. One thing we have learned from them all, and that is to fear AI. The mainstay of sci-fi films for a long time is how artificially intelligent robots will change our lives. Back to some depictions of the classic AI in the movies. Be it the C3PO and R2D2 of Star Wars who foil the Empire or HAL 9000 and Ex-Machina to work with rebel alliances who attempt to plot the murder of their master creators.
All these fantasies were focused on how this technique could affect humans with physical interactions. But, none of these tell a story about the social impact or impact of AI. In other words, the way humans interact with each other will be shaped by AI, as we move into the future.
When the interaction between humans and artificial intelligence was still a distant possibility in the 1940s, Isaac Asimov came up with his three popular laws of robotics. These were to prevent emerging AI or robots from doing any harm to humans. Isaac’s first law stated that robots actually influence humans for good and evil through direct contact.
Man is interacting directly with AI
Take a look around today. We are surrounded by artificial intelligence with which we can interact directly. Be it voice assistant on smart devices like our phone, Google Home, Echo Dot etc. A plethora(a large or in excessive amount) of applications in our homes or on our smartphones. We live in an era of artificial intelligence. We have robots as home assistants, who perform surgeries, and who also look like us.
As we move forward beating our technological advances, we are on the way to developing more sophisticated AI. And as we do, machines will become the target of our affection. Recall the sci-fi drama, Her, ‘where an introverted writer buys an artificial intelligence to help her write and falls in love with her. He is fascinated by AI’s ability to learn and adapt. As humans, we are only as good as our imaginations. It may not be so now, but research suggests that in future humans can fall in love and marry artificial intelligence.
Falling into the arms of AI
Dr. from Adam Mikivicz University in Poznan, Poland. Maciej Musial has told that people will soon be caught by humanoid robots and artificial intelligence apps on our smartphones. Evidence of this can be found from the fact that people are already appearing attached to their gadget-like smartphones.
Research further suggests that a new phenomenon that often occurs is the underlying formation of the emotional relationship between human beings and artificial intelligence between different wolves.
When carefully noted, human attitudes toward robots are associated with mechanisms that refer to people’s attitudes toward other objects with emotional attachment and animation. In other words, giving the robot the characteristics of living beings. Studies exist that explain how people build rudimentary dams with home appliances such as automated vacuums and more.
It was observed that the owners of these simple robots leave the house dirty or work on their own if the robots appear to be in a bad mood. Even though this may sound less serious, car and bike owners give their vehicles affectionate names.
If researchers manage to bridge the remaining gap between artificial intelligence and humans, the day will not be far off when humans develop more serious emotional partnerships with robots. And who knows, one-day formation bonds with complex machines can become a social norm, which will motivate humans to marry robots.
David Hanson, who produced the famous lifelong Sophia robot, recently revealed that humans are only a few decades away from marrying diaries. There is already a robot in the world today that removes the bridge of intimacy, which is necessary for a deep emotional partnership. The researcher suggests that by the year 2045 humanoids will get equal rights as humans. This would include the right to land, voting in general elections and even getting married.
Hanson has also suggested that by the year 2035, robots will be able to accomplish almost everything that humans do. They can also start their own Rob Global Robotic Civil Rights Moments’ by 2038 and force leaders to grant them equal status in the human world.
The truth behind these predictions is hidden only in the future. But based on evidence today, we know that humans develop an emotional attachment to their devices that exhibit human-like behavior.
The boundary between the real world and the virtual world is being narrowed. In other words, simulation and whatever is being simulated is getting blurred with advancing AI. In this way, relations between human and virtual realities are more satisfying than traditional relationships.