Ideas for applied use of human-like AI

Meditation about the use of AGI

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Human-like intelligence or Artificial General Intelligence (a.k.a AGI) is a hypothetical ability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which according to Wikipedia:

The ability of an intelligent agent to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can.

Some may refer to it as strong AI, since today's state-of-the-art AI algorithms/machines are mostly weak AIs, meaning they are really good at one task, but not in every task that a human being can do at the same time.

For example, we have AIs that even outperform doctors. But we just got together an AI that can finally determine if it sees a Chihuahua or a Muffin.

Chihuahua or a Muffin? Source: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.09573.pdf

Nevertheless, weak AI is really helpful in many areas of our life. From virtual assistants through self-driving cars to detecting malignant tumors, and in many other ways they help our lives to be better in general.

In this essay, I am going to meditate about what could be some applied use of AGI, or in general, what or where can we benefit from the discovery of such a powerful “algorithm”.

I assume that the AGI is able to learn as a human being but with slightly better performance, this means that they can be specialized in different areas, just like we humans do at schools. Most of my ideas assume that the AGI also has a human-like appearance, or it’s able to do similar physical tasks that a human can do.

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1. Healthcare

If our AGI has a human-like appearance that helps it to nurse and take care of people who need it in whether they are in hospitals or at home. Since a human-like robot can just “walk” or be transported to a location where it’s services are needed.

Nevertheless, if the AGI has no ability to move or has no human-like appearance it’s still useful as there are smartphones, smartwatches, and devices that can be used to communicate with this substance, and thus it can give advice or instructions on what to do.

It’s useful for professional nurses and doctors too since if they are not sure what to do or seek verification, this AGI can help in that.

2. Chore

Chores can be hard to do after a long day of work and even think about the fact that you need to eat something which means you also need to cook, unless of course if you go to a restaurant.

A human-like AGI can help in that, imagine a robot that just does all the chores at home, when you leave the house it activates to wash the dishes, wash & iron the clothes, go to a shop to buy food, do everything that is needed to do and then it awaits you at home with a warm fresh cooked meal of your choice.

3. Mechanic

Imagine having a friend that takes care of everything that is requiring a professional person to do the work, takes care of the car so you will have fewer problems with it, changes the broken pipes under your sink, parks your car in the garage if you left it out and didn’t notice it and so on.

Since we assumed that an AGI can go and learn anything a human can learn, this is all possible. If the robot is a part of a household, then this can even be relatively free cost service.

4. Teacher

It can possibly make education more efficient which is the basis for our future. It can detect demotivated or unfocused students at an instant and warn them that they are not focusing on learning.

Not just this, they can help to stuggling student’s by explaining things in an other way, or by telling examples at an instant.

It can teach different topics at the same time, possible at first on an elementary level (learn to read/write, basic math, grammar etc.), but after we would advance the technology and at the end, they can even replace high school teachers, or in the most advanced case, have a Ph.D. and teach at a university.

∞. Anything

Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible. – Alan Turing

I think as time goes by there will not be anything that a human-like AGI cannot do that we can, or even more.

As an example take the fact that humans are not optimized for space, but a computer in a robotic body has almost no limitation there, including living on other planets like Mars or the moon. They can just simply gain energy from solar panels and batteries, they have no need to drink freshwater, to breathe oxigen or to sleep, they can just go and do whatever they want or we humans want them to do.

Other intresting questions arise when we talk about AI ethics. Like what rights they have or they don’t have? Should they have equal rights with us? Doesn’t being an „owner” of a robot makes you a slave owner? I would like to meditate about these and similar questions in my upcomming next articles.

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Conclusion

There is no limit for the use of a human-like substance, the possibilities are really endless. The only thing that is limiting us is our imagination or thinking, and currently the technology level we have today.

Nothing written in this article represents the complete opinions/thinking/ideas of the author or as in other words, nothing taken from this article is representative of all the author's opinions, as it can be a statement taken out of context.

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