“AI intelligence is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to extend and expand human creativity and ingenuity.” – Ganesh Padmanabhan, CognitiveScale, Inc
“Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It’s really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.” —Sebastian Thrun
“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before – as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.“– Max Tegmark
The potential benefits of Artificial Intelligence to mankind are enormous. Over the next years and decades, AI will revolutionize every sector of civilization, from agriculture to the arts to business to education.
Through the application of AI together with other new technologies, extremely complex issues like climate destruction or species extinction can be better understood and even potentially tamed.
In the new phase of development which is now upon us, AI will enhance our productivity in an exponential fashion – what Google Assistant can do today is nothing compared to what it can do in two or three years from now, and it is difficult to even imagine what AI assistance will be like ten or twenty years from now.
It is essential that we begin today to imagine our world of tomorrow, and take the first steps:
1. What are the most pressing problems mankind needs to resolve? What steps should be taken?
2. What are the other greatest potential benefits from AI? What steps should be taken?
3. What makes life most worth living? How can AI benefit those most cherished experiences? What steps might we take?
4. How can human society, working together with AI, evolve in a direction that we can all look forward to, that benefits all humans, species and the earth?
In this regard, it is essential that all walks of life are involved and participate in this vision of the future, from the humanities, medicine, the arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, business, government, STEM and agriculture. The AI project is an early stage effort to bring together this vision.
It’s time to get started!