Tannya D. Jajal
May 29, 2018 · 1 min read

2Base Technologies Thanks for your response! An intriguing question. In such a case, I suspect we would have reached the singularity — where super AI (i.e. conscious AI) supersede humans in many aspects. There’s a lot of debate around this. Some assume that if we reach such a point, it’ll cause the extinction of the human race. Others see the singularity as an opportunity to upgrade our biology by merging with machines. In many ways, humans have already “forgotten to talk”— or, in a more positive light, what we’ve done is extend our minds to our devices. These devices (something as simple as a smartphone) in many ways enhance our intelligence rather than limit it, by giving us access to much more information that we can analyze and use to make connections.

However, what I’m suggesting in this piece about vehicles interacting with roadside infrastructure, is that in a world of the Internet of Things, where every single device will be connected, cars will be able to transmit data to their surroundings. What this means is that the transmission of data across these “things” within cities (i.e. roadside infrastructure) will enable cars to respond and communicate in real time. This sort of AI, though, is still considered Narrow AI — because it’s programmed to respond to data. Though the tech is complex, it’s nowhere close to human intelligence. In my view, so long as artificial intelligence is not conscious, humans will always talk, so to say. I discuss this in more detail in another piece: https://medium.com/@tjajal/distinguishing-between-narrow-ai-general-ai-and-super-ai-a4bc44172e22

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