The Challenges of AI

AI capability has been growing at an incredible rate over the past few years. Where once it was considered remarkable for AI to win at chess, now various AI applications routinely outshine humans in performing complex tasks. And robots with the traditional look and feel of science fiction are now available. Business is working hard at acquiring AI personnel and finding ways to implement AI for competitive purposes.

As this usage grows, humans will need to work with AI and even compete with it. Consequently, human/AI interface will become very important. At the basic level, that interface is at the traditional computer/human level. However, as robotics capabilities grow, the interface will become a lot more like human/human interaction. This will involve robots working side by side with humans - doing reports, answering correspondence, attending meetings, and making decisions.

The evolution of the human AI interface will become more complex, which is already being considered by companies, universities and think-tanks.

There are psychological implications - how does a human feel when his/her promotion is passed over to a robot. Or when that human must report to a robot. Already consideration is being given to the question whether robots have a gender. What rights do they have? Eventually the human will need to consider having an AI interface physically installed to enhance mental capabilities. This will be necessary in order to compete.

Many companies already recognize the necessity of AI for competitive advantage. Nothing is going to slow down this trend.

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