=== MEMEX21 EVENT 2021-09-23 === eye square Berlin. eye-square.com === VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: j.mp/aisociety21 === the hyperlinks are clickable in the downloaded PDF === me at strategiclabs.de === connect at linkedin.com ===
Willi Schroll started his presentation about the „human experience in the upcoming AI society“ pointing to the challenge of massive technological acceleration. The futurist Gerd Leonhard articulated the cultural disruption of transformative technologies in the quote: "Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than the previous 300 years."
>>>Artificial intelligence will be the main game changer in almost all fields of society and business.<<< But though AI already is outperforming humans in many niche areas of cognitive tasks, this Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) is unlikely to reach the stage of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) soon. Anyway especially Machine Learning has delivered huge progress in performance and is successful in analytical and generative application fields as computer vision in self-driving cars, realtime voice translation or even therapeutical apps which entertain helpful conversations. A model case for an „AI first“ imperative in business is the successful corporate strategy "Flywheel“ of the digital company Amazon: Deep understanding of the patterns in the data deluge and continuously rebuilding the customer experience based on these insights.
Human beings as customers and citizens will encounter AI more and more and in many ways, directly and aware, but also indirectly and unaware of the AI processes involved. >>>The concept of an upcoming "AI Society“ assumes that work, lifestyle and interactions are dominantly ai-driven. The smart environments and the exchange with advanced virtual avatars (in AR and VR) and with physical robots will result in a deep change of the human experience.<<< But as foresight is thinking about the future in a pluralistic way, the often divergent scenarios mean that the human experiences will differ according to the type of AI Society, which will become a reality. Schroll illustrated the possible plurality of futures using a scenario study about the possible co-living of man and machine in 2040 (KPMG). The matrix of four possible scenarios results from two combined parameters: a) how much autonomy is allowed for AI, b) how much trust/distrust is given to the AI. To avoid dystopian outcomes society and politics have to understand, what is at stake and start critical and open debates.
The cognitive autonomy of machines by definition disrupts the human control power and thus challenges culture and the legal system. As non-humans decide on humans these machines are no longer (controlled) tools. But not all of AI is of that autonomous nature, AI also can be used for augmentation and for the automation of repetitive tasks. The design of "humane AI" has to understand the different types of AI concerning the ethical impact. >>>"AI ethics“ at it is discussed today is too shallow, it has to dig deeper. The issue is not only about what situation and damage is to avoid, but about which positive values should guide the increasingly powerful AI systems.<<<
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