Mathematics or simply Math. One of the most fundamental science which we know and the oldest amongst all. Mankind’s journey, from counting objects to probability distributions, linear algebra and calculus, has been interesting, surprising and yet extending.
Mathematics is all about expressing ideas and observations which could be further related to other such ideas and explain common phenomena around us with consistency. We are now entering the age of Artificial Intelligence.
AI could surpass human intelligence, can destroy us to create its own world, can take over our jobs have been key points of discussion and thus give rise to the need to safer AI.
But, how do we define mathematics?
According to Wikipedia,
The abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts ( pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering ( applied mathematics ).
Why is it the language of the universe?
A language is nothing but a medium through which we transmit data from our brain to someone’s other brain. The impulses generated in our brain are then generated in the other person’s brain.
In order to create an Artificial species ( Artificial Intelligence ), we need to transmit our ideas and data to the computer. A computer cannot understand our language ( full of words and emotions ), but a language of bytes ( bits ). So, which language should we use to join our language and the language of the computer?
A language which both humans and computers can understand. It helps us to transfer our intelligence to a computer, which can carry it further. Humans are trying to express each and every process of their brain in Mathematical equations. But still, humanity is not able to express their emotions in mathematics…
The language of Humans :
For a computer :
01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100
A language which both humans and computers can understand :
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The above example demonstrates how the vocabulary of words in our brain could be given to a computer through the Language of Universe that’s Mathematics
If we need to develop human-like intelligence, we need to progress in Mathematics along with Computer Sciences so that we and our AI could understand each other.