Recently I have followed some events that have made me reflect in the field of artificial intelligence, algorithms and technological acceleration.
What are these events? Here are a few.
2) Facebook AI has released a deep learning framework that can simulate individual sports athletes and develop winning strategies
Are we ready to manage knowledge?
These are all signs of a very strong technological acceleration, of a great evolution of software and hardware, an innovation that will lead to a radical change in the world of work and in our daily life. Not only that… we are faced with discoveries that will probably change science and history. And the acceleration will increase: the next 10 years will show us scenarios that today we have difficulty imagining.
As a result of DeepMind’s work (point 1), questions such as the following began to emerge: “what would happen if these findings were not shared with the scientific community”? And these kinds of questions probably come up because there are very powerful companies behind the searches.
These aspects make it clear, first of all, that algorithms will be the “currency” of the future. But try to think .. where will artificial intelligence and this acceleration take us? To extend our abilities and our senses, and consequently to have new knowledge.. to open “Pandora’s Boxes”. And the question is:
are we ready to handle this power?
It is not the AI associated with the concept of “technological singularity” that we have to fear .. for now, we are far from the scenarios seen in “2001: A Space Odyssey” or “Terminator”.
The pitfalls are much closer and they are not about artificial intelligence, but ours .. they are not about the medium, but how we will use it.