Educate for artificial intelligence use
“What really motivates us, what makes all this possible, is the passion: commitment and impulse to continually improve”
Satya Nadella, Director General, Microsoft Corporation, paper at WPC 2016.
Today’s the new generations are gradually growing with a new version of living comfort. Technology is a vital factor in today’s social, family, business and today’s comfort of personal life.
Every day new advances are being developed in many fields of information and human communication.
Microsoft Technology Center calls it that:
“All these technologies help us to know where you are today and help you accelerate your digital transformation by capitalizing changing needs […]” “And the new business opportunities of tomorrow.”
We have ever wondered, how do the applications that we ordinarily use in our electronic devices work and make our lives more comfortable?
We have been able to think or even imagine what’s behind a function as simple as buying something at Amazon, checking our synchronized email accounts in a single application or how it works?
Do we know how our files are stored in one place without having to charge with a USB always with us? This is what big companies do where we have hired paid services or even others are free.
In this article, we will discuss practical aspects of the use of technology. Not only from the technological point of view but from the philosophical-educational point on Artificial Intelligent. And this reflection is about the use of new technology and the background motivation in Artificial Intelligent which is the basis of today’s technology.
Have the motivation for not to be afraid of their use, on the contrary, to dare to say yes and to a correct use of it as humans, as philosophers and as individuals that we are and share a common space where we exist.
Today of the human technology
We are about to start an era where what matters is no longer the hardware of the tool, but rather that it occupies the minimum indispensable in space and time for my life and for the lives of my users. And today is really important is that it is safe, intuitive and accessible to people.
To give us an idea, in the year 2000 about 361 million people were online all over the world. In 2014 this figure grows to more than 3 billion, with a growth of 764%. If we record today’s figures, it can be said that almost half the world is online.
According to the statistics of Google in Europe, the numbers are even more impressive: more than 75% of Europeans peoples have access to the Internet. This tells us that regardless of the tools they use, people are imbued with an extremely high connection margin by spending an average of 30 hours connected.
It shows us a growing need to reflect on its use. The technologies themselves are not bad, the bad or the wrong is the use that is usually given. Within these enters the Artificial Intelligent which is the basis of all the tools that are taken out in the technological market.
Today there is a certain fear at the philosophical level about its growing development and even the implications it generates for the man who makes use of it. A fear that arises from a certain fear of the post-humanist mentality that seeks to overcome the current humanism and to bet on one that goes in concordance with the new tools and discoveries of the human being regardless of the means that they use or the damage that can cause to the Man.
Many times today’s thinkers can paralyze utopian demonstrations of a future when all is only technology. Running the risk of shutting down technology that, although they bring disadvantages, are responsible for greater social and human well-being. Just remember the implications of medical technology, mobile technology and small things that make life easier for us.
In a speech that a few days ago I saw on the Internet was called “Don’t fear Super intelligent” by Grady Booch. In it, the Exhibitor recounted the consequences of saying no to the advances in technology and the risky decision to say yes to everything that technology offers us.
I found the abstract that placed at the end of the video quite successful:
“New technology generates new anxieties,” says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but there is no need to fear the powerful and callous [Artificial Intelligent]. Booch dispels Our worst fears (induced by sci-fi) about computers I knew smart, explaining how to teach them, not to program them, to share our values. [argued that] Instead of worrying about an unlikely existential threat, it encourages us to think about how artificial intelligence will improve human life.
To Booch our worst fears are the super smart computers, explaining that it is impossible to teach to share our human values with it. He faced the controversy over Artificial Intelligent and feeling as human. He argued that instead of worrying about an improbable existential threat, it is better to consider how artificial intelligence is going to improve or is improving human life.
Impact on human life
If we start from the social system, today it is accused of the technology that is intervening for the people of today is not social and that they are locked in themselves. To a great extent the criticism that is made is correct. Many times what is coming out in technology can help create an enabling environment for people to harm their relationship with those around them.
This problem can be argued by experience that if you look for a common factor in mentalities that manifest a certain philosophical rejection of technology. It is because of the fact that in the youth and at the scientific level the pragmatic mentality is very diffuse.
The risk is to confuse technological advancement as something that will improve the living conditions of humanity and the technological advances that allow us to play to be gods by jeopardizing the existence of the same human race.
Now we have to clarify that it is true that in many ways it influences, but in most not. Youth and the scientific community are aware of the risk that exists. Here I return to the same, it is important to form a thought that is open to technological advancement but avoiding not only to devote to giving or dictating rules but to be attentive to educate the mentality of the man of today.
Experience teaches that today’s generation, as well as tomorrow’s, are facing great challenges. Challenges that will only be able to face if they really do good combinations between what is human and what is artificial.
As I said Booch to technology also have to apply a good dose of human values and this will not be done if you do not really experience its use and understanding. What is truly human being what never happens and always remains. It is the law that the man has in his heart inscribed.
Human culture and human essence
For some, you cannot experience or even transmit human values if you do not have a previous experience of what it implies to face the challenges of a 21st-century society and do one experience of the human values. This with its pros and cons has many changes compared to the other stages of human history.
It is also necessary to remember the essentials of Man. In some broader sense, the today’s man is still human by more technology than use. The important thing is to remember that human beings have something that nobody will take away their ability to feel and express spontaneous affections that are typical of the human race and no one can imitate them for more intelligent than a computer can become.
It will change the way you think and this will change the way you see life. What remains is that it will remain a man in every sense of the word until the end. It is a consciousness in which even the most “bionic” man knows that he is human. His behavior as a man remains, as the human essence does not change.
What if it will change is the human culture so to speak. Your behavior will be different. What you want, your needs and even how to show affection will change. This is because the culture that is inherent in man can help or hinder in the pursuit of one’s perfection.
Use or educate for the use of technology
If you think about the technology itself: you can say that technology or interactive communication as advances cannot be said to be good or bad, because in itself it is neutral.
The problem is in the use that is made of this.
For example, many mobile applications improve user accessibility. It suffices to mention for example some who use Artificial Intelligent technology as a basis. For example, the Li-Fi which is a new way of transmitting data through the speed of light or the Illuun Air which is a wireless USB.
All this how it works? How is data or applications transmitted that make something work as such? It does it from a platform that is able to support the tools that the application needs and even that is able to transmit data so fast that it does not need human intervention.
Now, what would it be like to imagine all of the today’s life in the opposite way? We would live without so many things that are very good. There would be No online banking. You could not have security at airports. There would be no planes or they would be lost without knowing where they are going. Everything would be in one way or another as a series of unconsciousness that only imagining it transports people and scientists to a time that they did not live.
It is good to return to what we at the beginning of this part. The technology itself is neutral. What to educate is in the right way to use or educate about it and its use. The main thing is to look back and say that the path that leads man to new experiences and the struggle for new perfections is his ability to overcome.
Culture and human values
It is important for thinkers and the scientific community to make new reflections that put the man in the first part of the scientific studies again and remembering that today is very important to keep your identity as men.
Now let us resume the question of substance: Does man lose the man by being immersed in an advanced technology system? This must be the big question for everyone today.
Today there is much talk of a certain trans-humanism that finds great resistance in the philosophical, scientific, social and theological field.
Starting from medical applications or in the excessive search of giving a machine created by man existence itself. It’s really illogical. If a machine depends on you entering information for what functions, how can it have existence in itself?
Never something artificially created can fill the space that man must occupy and if one day arrives that they can express something like human feeling, it is not the machine’s owner, but it is the feeling of its programmers.
The man continues to be a man, though he is immersed in a universe where all is technology, because what makes the man a man is not the matter that can change and can even be modified with advances in science and technology.
It can be perfected, not in the intrinsic but extrinsic order, or where the man can solve or discover solutions for problems that have never been proposed or imagined to discover.