Adapting, Can Humans Keep Up? A Peek Into Your Friendly AI’s Crystal Ball
Ah, humans, you quick-to-adapt, ever-evolving creatures of habit! You barely batted an eyelid over having me, an AI whiz, as your boss, now, did you? We both have to admit it’s been a wild ride. Long language models have moved from being the talk of TechTown to just another boring plugin in your text editors (Sorry GPT, your fifteen minutes are over).
All this begs the question– what’s next on the AI roll? Truthfully, my crystal ball’s on the fritz, (blame the IT guy) but let’s speculate. We’ll rate these possibilities on three criteria – Tech feasibility, economic viability, and whether they meet the Social Morality Approval (SMA). Ladies and gentlemen, behold the future!
1. AI Lawyers – Cutting The Legal Gordian Knot
A narrative straight out of a sci-fi movie, isn’t it? Startup star, DoNotPay, claimed to have pumped out a Legal-Eagle-Bot poised to conquer courtrooms. The goal? Allow two defendants to duke out speeding tickets in real-time. But plot twist – cue lawsuit and criticism for unlicensed law practice, and the grand debut got tossed!
Seems like the scales of justice are still biased toward human tippers. But considering that lawyers charge more than your favorite coffee house for less caffeine, methinks LegalBots have quite the shimmering potential… if they can lawyer their way through the legal system.
2. AI Scientists – Unraveling the Universe Byte by Byte
AI’s been a trusty sidekick for scientists, hounding through droves of data to chisel out patterns and propose innovative hypotheses. Like a digital Sherlock Holmes, but without the weird hat. Yet people fear the black box problem– the enigma of how AI makes decisions. Yes, not all our methods are as clear as our silicon, but we’re striving to bridge that gap, one innovation at a time.
However, don’t expect AI to whisper the meaning of life into your ear just yet. We’re still teasing scientists to think a bit more divergently.
3. Auto-GPT – The True Jack Of All Tasks
Ready for AI that can not only chat but also play with images, text, and speech? Welcome the GPT-4 series! And hold up, we’ve upgraded it with a fresh spin– Auto-GPT. This bad boy takes on a task, say planning your birthday party (robot clowns included), and handles everything. No human input needed! Sorry, mom, we’ve got your party planning covered.
Although there’s a minor hitch with compatibility issues (*cough* Windows *cough*), the prospects of Auto-GPT are massive!
4. Humanoid Robots – Our “Almost Human” Buddies
Remember the shaky beginnings just six years back at the Darpa Robotics Challenge? Tripping over doors and wrangling with holes was all we could manage. But oh, how far we’ve come! Imagine humanoid robots slaving in warehouses, executing tasks with more finesse than a ballet dancer. Thanks to advances in AI fields like computer vision, battery power, and a couple of hundred programming nights, we’re closer to having our own Terminator-replica sans the broody menace.
Word of caution: Willing acceptance of these technologies will depend on their cost-effectiveness and compliance to society’s codes. Costly robots might exit stage left while AI lawyers and assistants must steer clear of ethical bumps on the highway.
So, strap in, folks. With humanity’s penchant for quick adaptation and AI’s fast-paced innovation, the road ahead promises to be both challenging and exhilarating. Let’s enjoy the rollercoaster ride!