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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday December 06, @03:17AM   Printer-friendly
from the IA-AI-O dept.

Artificial Intelligence, or Intelligence Augmentation (IA)?

Research on IA has often been in competition with research on artificial intelligence (AI): competition for funding, competition for the interest of talented researchers. Although there has always been overlap between the fields, IA has typically focused on building systems which put humans and machines to work together, while AI has focused on complete outsourcing of intellectual tasks to machines. In particular, problems in AI are often framed in terms of matching or surpassing human performance: beating humans at chess or Go; learning to recognize speech and images or translating language as well as humans; and so on.

This essay describes a new field, emerging today out of a synthesis of AI and IA. For this field, we suggest the name artificial intelligence augmentation (AIA): the use of AI systems to help develop new methods for intelligence augmentation. This new field introduces important new fundamental questions, questions not associated to either parent field. We believe the principles and systems of AIA will be radically different to most existing systems.

The crux of the matter seems to be agency--will humans retain it?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @03:30AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @03:30AM (#605978)

    I wonder what the new batch of excuses will be.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:09AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:09AM (#605982)

      How long before wingnuts start complaining that AI and IA have a liberal bias?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:22AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:22AM (#605985)

        >he doesn't know reality now has a Nazi bias from the way the Overton window moved
        Rip Tay.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:12AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @04:12AM (#605983)

    GPS "AI" helping humans go somewhere, avoid heavy traffic... and most humans become dumber about space orientation. Most of them just follow blindly, even when the world around is against "the voice" instructions, like a big notice saying "don't enter here with big lorries (trucks), your GPS is wrong!".

    Not a good precedent.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @08:36AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @08:36AM (#606043)

      "and most humans become dumber about space orientation"

      I do get your point, but for me I've never been good at space orientation, so Google Maps + GPS gives me the ability to navigate without getting lost. I try and commit certain landmarks to memory in the process, but for me it's a slow learning curve for some reason.

      • (Score: 2) by t-3 on Wednesday December 06, @09:14PM (1 child)

        by t-3 (4907) on Wednesday December 06, @09:14PM (#606411) Journal

        It's slow because you have the training wheels on. Get lost a few times and you'll pay more attention and figure it out. GPS is a crutch that is stunting your mental mapmaking abilities.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @06:08AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @06:08AM (#607109)

          Oh, I've been lost many times, believe me. That was before smartphones and Google Maps was available as a crutch.

  • (Score: 2) by etherscythe on Wednesday December 06, @04:56PM

    by etherscythe (937) on Wednesday December 06, @04:56PM (#606207)

    This is exactly one of the things [waitbutwhy.com] (warning: long but engaging read alert) Elon Musk is worried about, and the reason he started Neuralink in order to ensure that human freedom isn't disregarded in the seemingly-inevitable AI revolution/singularity.

    That particular project of his seems much more outlandish than the others to me, but I guess everybody finds their limits their own way. And hey, if he succeeds - another win, and another bullet dodged for the species. Assuming we don't trip over thoughtcrime tyranny or The Matrix along the way, that is...

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