16 – AI
Two topics I’ll be reflecting upon today. AI. Artificial intelligence. Love. ['Ai' means love in Chinese and Japanese.].
What is it, exactly?
The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
A system to replace actions that are normally performed by humans. Human replacement. Robots. Something to that degree.
It’s frightening how fast the world is expanding and evolving. New technology is developed with every passing day. The future is a scary place. With all these advances, our world is being propelled into one where humans will virtually not have to work anymore. Everything can be done by machines. It just might be.
The replacement of manual labour using computer technology is amazing – it’s convenient. However, it poses so many problems onto humanity. What purpose does a human serve when all tasks can be performed by a machine? What’s there left to be done? The environmental impacts are also not to be underestimated. The world has a limited amount of resources and if we run out, we run out. We’re out of luck if it comes down to that.
Yet, humans have only been around for a fraction of the time that the Earth has existed. It’s far too pessimistic to believe that we’re only going downhill. There must be some upside to this future filled with uncertainty. There just has to be.
I’m a pessimistic person by nature. I am often overshadowed by failures, by sadness, and by unexpected outcomes. I take every mistake to heart. But I learn in this fashion and I will continue to learn. I’m trying to see the world in a brighter light, but learning is a slow process. It’ll be years before I adopt an optimistic viewpoint.
I can imagine a world where artificial intelligence has become so intertwined that we cannot live without it.
We wouldn’t think anymore.
All we would know is the feeling of the cold metal against our skin.
Propelling us forward.
We won’t be the ones in control anymore. Though we might think we will be.
If we let this intelligence advance too far…
There’s no turning back, is there?
It’s not like the movies. There’s no reset button. No heroes to save the day.
I’m a little scared.
Yet, I know this future won’t come in a rush. It’ll take years. Decades. Centuries. Resources are limited and it’s possible that the day will never come. It’s also possible that artificial intelligence would benefit all of society.
We’ve already seen the start of its usage.
All that processing.
In your computer. In your phone.
It’s already here.
Such a funny thing to talk about. What is love?
1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.3. sexual passion or desire.4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
How can you like someone? Is it based on your gut feeling? Your mind telling you so? It’s definitely not from the heart – though the metaphor burns passionately still. I’m a fan of thinking that love comes from the heart – from the very pits of your soul. But that’s just poetic license. It’s hard to pinpoint the emotion. Some say that a chemical reaction in your organs (such as your stomach) is related to emotions and possibly to love. Is it? How can we prove it?
Love is flimsy. It’s breakable and it’s indefinable. There is no way of knowing your feelings for certain – your own judgement clouds your understanding of love. Is love just some emotion in our minds? Just something easily twistable by nature? Or is it some greater feeling, some emotion that cannot be controlled? It’s hard to say. The sayings of “love at first sight” or “blind love”…are they possible? Can we possibly love someone without some sort of reasoning in our minds?
I have too many questions when it comes to love.
Broken hearts litter the planet.
Healing is such a cruel period of time.
Oh time – you do torture us so.
Artificial Intelligence AND Love.
I remember watching this a few years ago.
I thought it was sweet. To be in love with a computer generated persona. To be in love with a piece of artificial intelligence.
Is that real love?
People judge. People hate.
They’re jealous of his happiness. Because ultimately, this isn’t about love. It isn’t about finding ‘the one’. It’s about finding your own happiness. Finding a place where you belong – finding someone to share the rest of your life with. It’s about fulfilling your own aspirations in another person. It’s about feeling the emotion, rather than finding it. Love is so damn confusing.