Without AI, we humans are bound to go extinct.
The advancement of AI technology has made it more accessible to people, revolutionising the way we interact with the world. This is a similar paradigm shift to what the mobile phone brought to society, providing communication anywhere and anytime. To fully comprehend this revolution and why AI is essential for our survival, we need to understand the evolutionary process that has driven the world.
In the early 19th century, families lived in close proximity to ensure effective communication and assistance. With industrialisation, vehicles enabled people to connect with others across greater distances. This era was dubbed the "Speed" era, as individuals invested in transportation to reduce travel time. Once physical distance was no longer a significant hurdle, people sought to reduce the cost of communicating with distant counterparts, which led to the proliferation of landline-based phones. The ability to communicate and commute more efficiently brought communities closer together.
As technology continued to advance, people wanted communication to be more readily available, leading to the invention of the mobile phone. The mobile phone revolutionised communication by combining multiple services into one device, enabling individuals to communicate through phone calls and SMS, and replacing traditional paper-based letters. Advancements in computer technology made the mobile phone more of a service-oriented device than merely a communication tool. Today, we live in a digital world where communication happens almost instantly, and we exchange an astonishing 2.5 Quintilian bytes of data every day.
In the past, a phone directory was necessary to reference phone numbers, but today, we only keep information that matters to us, a process known as personalization. We expect the world to communicate with us as individuals, tailoring information to our interests and needs. To achieve this mass-scale personalization, we need AI. AI can analyze all available information and provide us with the information that we have requested and, more importantly, the information that interests us.
AI is essential for our survival because we require assistance at an unimaginable scale to navigate the complex socio-economic puzzle that captures all relevant and irrelevant information. The world has evolved into a digital landscape, and we must tune into the world we want to live in. The annual consumption of information requires the world to consume natural resources to sustain the existence of all humans. Without AI, we may face extinction as we attempt to navigate a world that is too complex for us to understand without assistance.
In conclusion, AI is essential for our survival, and the technology that we are experiencing today through CHAT GP3 is only the beginning. The unimaginable feat of personalising information for over 3.7 billion people every second is in its infancy, and the future of AI has the potential to revolutionise the way we interact with the world.