Enslaving AI to Serve Humanity

Is there a world where AI takes over?

Superintelligent AI is pretty phenomenal (consumer behavior expert, Jen Clinehens, and chief scientist Dr.Hamit Soyeldiscuss it in depth on this podcast episode). But there is an ethical factor here whereby human capability should be empowered and societal welfare prioritized rather than allowing human roles to be threatened. 

The Potential of AI

AI has the power to enhance efficiency, we all know this, it is the primary benefit in every blog written about the benefits of AI. Consider AI in healthcare and how it can automate routine tasks, analyze complex data, or predict healthcare needs. 

When ChatGPT hit everyone’s laptops there was panic (toilet paper buying level panic – iykyk) about job security. If the capability for automation was going to be so scalable and accessible where did that leave the humans? AI is the shift to remote work, the faster trains, the electric cars – it is just another evolution to support humans.

Ethical Challenges and Risks

That is not to say that there aren’t sectors that won’t be adapting their workforce models and these create very real fears for individuals with those roles. It is essential that AI does not replace humans which is why strategies are needed such as additional training, elevation to different roles, adapting the operations to incorporate new roles that work alongside AI. 

Jen Clinehens (podcast episode here) referred to a case study whereby Amazon’s predominantly white male engineers built an HR AI tool and it started to favor people from specific schools, specific cultural backgrounds, and a specific gender. The importance of neuroethical research feeding back into the next generation of AI is paramount to ensure morally sound decisions or recommendations is given by AI. 

The Path Forward

So where does this leave us? 

AI is getting exhausting as an ideal but when implemented strategically it is a cog in the machine that is human evolution. 

What the focus should be over the coming years is advocating for AI that:

·       Prioritizes human welfare

·       Includes ethical safeguards

·       Optimizes experiences for people

·       Makes a positive impact on the world

The development of AI needs to align with societal values and ethics, which requires comprehensive policies, thoughtfulness, and vision to move forward in a way that empowers humanity, and not the other way around.

Consider Procter & Gamble’s collaboration with Accenture. The partnership strived to accelerate product development through AI-driven approaches. The tools were integrated to amplify the developers’ capabilities and streamline the entire process.

Shackles at the Ready

We love AI. AI makes humans more efficient, offers fast insights, and personalization opportunities. It’s awesome, BUT it needs to be harnessed in the right ways by steering it towards making people better and improving the world.

Everyone has a responsibility to contribute to a future where AI serves humanity, because AI is learning from us to be even better for the future.