Caleb King, Director of Engineering at Forbes, believes that technology should be used to solve people’s problems. He started coding while working with third-party clients and now dreams of helping 1M people break into tech. Caleb’s notable accomplishments include launching TechDad.pro newsletter and People In Tech YouTube channel. Based in Phoenix, AZ, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and spending time with family.
AI impact on the future
On November 30th, 2022, the world changed forever as artificial intelligence (AI) became accessible to the public for free through a tool called ChatGPT.
ChatGPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, a robot that users can talk to and have conversations with.
It went from zero to a million users in just five days, making it the fastest platform to reach a million users in history.
The potential of AI to transform society is enormous, and it is likely to impact five major areas:
Nature of Life Itself
In my opinion, AI is the biggest shift in our lifetime, the equivalent of the moon landing but with a far greater impact on our lives.
AI has the potential to overturn the human institution, unlike other technological innovations like the internet or phone systems that only reshuffled the workforce.
The democratization of access to AI through ChatGPT, which can write:
Is what made it so powerful.
It has an interface that everyone can use, and it allows us to ask the right questions, making it limitless in terms of its potential.
Regulation will be a hot topic
While AI is a powerful tool, we must stress the importance of regulating its use.
We don’t want people asking ChatGPT to tell me how to rob a bank or hack into the Department of Defense.
The potential impact of AI on society is enormous, and we need to use it responsibly to prevent negative consequences.
On a positive side, individuals should capitalize on the opportunities presented by AI to 10x their earnings and scale their businesses.
Copy, Images and Video will be impacted first.
Before all the fancy cameras, a video back in the day was a bunch of pictures moving really fast, like a flip book.
OpenAI has a tool called Dall-E. It can produce images via text, like I mentioned above. There are also tools out there like Synthesia.io that allows you to create videos from plain text.
What is stopping AI from making bunch of images in sessions to create a video? Nothing.
Go to this site and you will see that AI can create real looking images of people that don’t exist. https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
We already see people using ChatGPT to write copy for their business. Even some of this article was written using A.I.
AI in the physical world
As machine generations continue to evolve rapidly, AI will enter the physical world with the development of super intelligence.
Super intelligence is defined as the AI being smarter than all humans put together.
This will bring significant changes to the world, and access to super intelligence will become the most valuable resource on the planet.
Think of Iron Man’s Jarvis, turning into Vision then Vision becoming 100X more powerful with upgrades over time.
Ask it anything, it can solve. Ask it to build a house, it probably can do it faster than people today. Possibly better quality too.
The hypothetical future point at which technological progress and artificial intelligence will advance beyond our ability to see, is the last step in the AI evolution.
While there may be some negative consequences, such as job displacement and accidents involving self-driving cars, the trend as a whole is likely to be positive for humanity.
Again, regulation is going to be critical. AI has the potential to generate enormous power and bring about significant changes to society.
Questions will arise as to who determines access to super intelligence and what prompts and queries are acceptable.
While the future of AI may be uncertain, one thing is clear: the development of AI is the equivalent of having the new nuclear bomb of this century or millennium.
Contrary to popular belief, AI has already begun to replace high-skill white-collar jobs, such as copywriting and logo design.
In the future, it will impact jobs in customer service, finance, and even medicine, where AI can provide immediate and accurate feedback.
AI’s ability to learn and iterate at an unprecedented scale also presents new opportunities in creating celebrity and influencer personas through deep fakes.
As AI continues to disrupt and improve the way we work and communicate, it will become increasingly important to regulate its use to ensure ethical and safe practices.
AI Solves Nuclear Fusion
From Magic Johnson’s HIV diagnosis in 1991 to the present day, we’ve made impressive strides in medicine and science.
But let’s take it up a notch. Imagine an AI scientists/robot working 24/7, 365 days a year to cure cancer, HIV, and AIDS.
We’re talking dedicated workforce all year long.
One of our biggest challenges as a society is energy. Imagine if we said to AI, “solve nuclear fusion, so we can have unlimited energy.”
Think Iron Man Arc Reactor meets nuclear fusion. No more charging your Tesla, iPhone, or camera. And forget about breaking down rocket science for NASA missions.
With unlimited energy, we can travel even further into space to explore the unknown.
It’s the ultimate solution to some of the biggest problems humanity faces.
AI and Romance
On the other hand, these advancements also bring about ethical concerns in the realm of relationships and romance.
With the use of AI and robots, we may see a world where people fall in love with machines, which can be customized to suit individual preferences.
Imagine if we’ve studied a million Tinder conversations to get the first date there’ll be tools probably called “first date AI” that anyone can use for first convo all the way to the date getting set.
What happens when the robot humans are more attractive more loving more caring more considerate and cheaper than a spouse?
AI and Aliens
As AI technology continues to evolve, it may become the primary means of space exploration because of its adaptability and ability to function in harsh environments.
Currently, we typically send robots into space, but it can take a long time for them to reach their destination. By the time they arrive on a planet like Mars, the technology is already outdated.
But what if we combined nuclear fusion for unlimited energy with a robot that can improve and repair itself?
With this combination, we could send a robot further into space than ever before, with the hope of discovering new things in the universe. The possibilities are truly out of this world.
When it comes to making the most of AI in the present, it’s key to adopt the mentality that AI is here to enhance our capabilities, not replace us.
By using AI to filter information and generate output, we can boost our productivity and efficiency.