Terrified of AI? Don’t Be, It May Be The Key to Tomorrow’s Survival

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Tom Koulopoulos is the author of 10 books and founder of the Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based think tank and a past Inc. 500 company that focuses on innovation and the future of business.
We are drawn to doomsday scenarios. It’s in our nature. In many ways the history of civilization has been one of fearing and resisting the same technological advances that somehow help us beat the odds and propel us to the next level of progress. AI is no different.
Still, trying to separate the hyperbole from the facts is not always easy.
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  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    As the machine replaces the human physical labor in the Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the current computer age promotes to replace the human brain. The current AI is trying to compete with our creators with the robot replacing the body and AI, the brain. However, AI needs the solution of value to guide its development. From the inability of society to predict recent financial crises, the problem of value is not available to the financial authorities, and, thus, the society. Furthermore, AI needs to set an ultimate goal based on not just value consideration, but also the purpose of human existence to consider the perception of value.
    Current AI research is based on science, which addresses neither the problem of value nor the purpose of existence. Basically, the progress of AI should be parallel to those of social and life sciences, in particular, the solution of value and the solution to the ultimate purpose of human existence. Post-Science speculates that the Age of Social Science, which is characterized by the regulation of human behavior or decision-making based on non-violable laws of nature in social science, as the behavior of material objects are regulated by non-violable laws of nature in science, will occupy the next 500 years and dealing with 50-variable problems, while the current Age of Science deals with 5 variables. And the Age of Life Science with 500-variable problems needs to be developed in the next 1000 years.
    All animal brains, including that of the human, has be given common sense, which consists the most relevant abilities of the brain for survival or for dealing with daily lives. The human brain has the additional ability of uncommon sense, such as those for doing science, mathematics, and logic. Common sense is designed for the created, and uncommon sense is intended for the creator. Science has the false notion that it can compete against nature, including the human and its innate ability. If the competition is for a specific ability, even a hammer can beat the fist. In many skills, the computer can win against humans, but taken as a whole, the human has been created with knowledge far exceeding science or even post-science, which contains the solutions of value, complete automation, and robot touch. Even the Turing Test, which tests the common sense of the machine, is hard for AI to accomplish. Post-science claims that the human has been created with the ability to self-create. One uncomfortable fact about AI is that financial crises stare society in the face, and AI can do nothing about it. Another devastating fact facing AI is that there is a software crisis of complexity, where almost all the budget for software is being absorbed by software manual, not automatic, updating and maintenance. The solution to unlimited complexity, which characterizes life, is complete automation, which should be the foundation of AI, instead the current partially automated foundation.
    Just by common sense, AI seems to have some serious problems. The rapid development of AI supports the need of society to advance from Politics-Oriented to Money-Oriented to Knowledge-Oriented. AI in Politics-Oriented Society might lead to the self-annihilation of mankind, as AI provides unlimited growth to military power. AI in Money-Oriented Society will contribute to economic inequality, as the only people making money will be the owners of machines. Furthermore, the recent financial crises were cause by over-productivity in real estate; the current economic problem is not productivity, but distribution, whose solution is the solution of value. While the growth of the economy is limited, the growth of knowledge is unlimited. In a Knowledge-Oriented Society, AI should develop uncommon sense, such as the solutions of value and software, to collaborate rather than compete with the common sense of the human. The machine specializes in automation and the human, in thinking. After all, computer science is the interaction between the fuzzy human and the exact machine.
    AI depends greatly on big data and data centers to show the power of AI. But, post-science believes that the combination of the solution of value and the data from Craigslist, which carried out the vision of post-science on the Computer Newspaper, will be the most valuable big data and will completely dominate finance and investment industry. To give globally unique and permanent names to big data require UPN (Universal Permanent Number) based on UPS (Software). UPN could be one of the very few knowledge innovations in big data; it is certainly one of the first steps in knowledge management in big data and is described at http://upn4.com.

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