A Different Vector
Are we comparing AI (e.g. ChatGPT) to humans on the Wrong Vectors?
“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
― J. Krishnamurti
Chat GPT — 4 has thrown the world in a tizzy and rightfully so. It is the harbinger of super intelligence or Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). AGI is a state of intelligence higher than most humans. There is no doubt that AI will trounce humans in data crunching, drawing inferences and over time even in intelligence. Initially, AI would be a tool to help or enhance human ability followed by AI surpassing human intelligence.
There is also no doubt that creativity will be another vector that AI progresses along. AI can easily take over technical writing (which is more science than art) and coding. In the most utopian of outcomes, there will be
The one vector that AI can never beat humans on is consciousness. That is because AI is not aware of its raison d’etre or its purpose in life. Therefore, the ability for AI to beat humans on intelligence and creativity will force mankind to focus on the most important vector i.e. consciousness. Comparing AI to humans along the vectors of intelligence and creativity is a very basic comparison. We should take solace in the fact that AI will help us focus on our most powerful capability i.e. being conscious.
This essay examines why intelligence and creativity in humans will never die rather it will co-exist and will be surpassed. However, after the arrival of AGI, the one true vector humanity will progress along is its consciousness.
Intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
True intelligence is adaptability i.e. the ability to learn quickly in unknown situations. Humans have the ability to apply their ‘intelligence’ to function in uncertain worlds. While AI today is focused on certain tasks such as writing code, a movie script, create images out of words, it does not have general intelligence i.e. the ability to navigate an unknown problem. It can only function under certain parameters and inputs. Humans have a plethora of skills that helps…