I’m on my way from Stockholm to Amsterdam. The speed of the airplane with 900km / h is basically slow compared to changes made by the digital world. Artificial intelligence and mass production of self-learning robots improve our quality of life and at the same time remind us of the need to adapt to the digital world, regardless of the years. For the generation Y and for all those born after 2000, their cradle was placed in the digital world. They grow with him and conquer him. We are, of course, also conquered by generations before them, but not all, and not at the same speed.
Digitization helps us in all areas of our lives. We are educating ourselves at a distance, working from the home office and reaching the majority of the world’s attire. 4 billion people are connected to the Internet network, which means that we can reach them from the swing on the lawn in front of the house. We are subscribing to health services and can also be remotely treated. We are following the arrival of the Uber car that takes us out of the airport, we reserve and choose vacation homes remotely. Of course, we also manage all energy devices and resources remotely. We are choosing and buying at a distance, today Post office brings us a washing machine, which we bought through the Internet, home like we were used to get letters in envelopes. A set of literature and books that can be bought from around the world is endless. With bank accounts we manage and perform remuneration remotely. We are expecting an autonomous car without a driver, robots that are exploring in a team of scientists, robots who care for the elderly and those with special limitations, robots who do our daily work instead. Especially robots who will learn from their own experience and data. We are expecting an autonomous agricultural machines, which will be used by remote control to climb the banks both in the meadows and in forests, in the production of food and harvesting timber.
In the seventies, I was enthusiastically studying IT. At that time, we learned how to program operations in the computer language Cobalt and Assembler, which every I Phon makes today. It was a translation of the logical steps of the AND-OR-YES logic and feedback loop that regulated the path to the desired result. For example, to turn on lighting, for example, through wired remote connections, many logical steps were required. Today, this is just one click on a smartphone.
Today, it’s no longer a matter of programming, because all this is done by manufacturers of smart devices. However, the question of knowledge is the use of 3D design, for example, houses, infrastructure, and landscape arrangements. Of course, the biggest question is how to know, how to listen to the right and useful information and how to recognize “Fake News.”
How to take care of privacy and to protect our personal information, especially when it comes to health.Today’s progress is that it does not run more from door to door with paper scores or referrals so that we can get medicines on an electronic recipe. The future is built on a global network of data on communicable diseases, surgical procedures performed by robots, in judgments that will be composed and written by robots.
Children learn the logic from the youngest years, mainly in order to be able to take advantage of the potential offered by digitization and artificial intelligence.
What prevails is fear of it, or will man be able to master artificial intelligence that overcomes us persistently? Will we be able to provide security and protection of our data? Will we be safe from the intrusion of hackers to our bank accounts? Will the infallibility of robots contribute to less complications in operations? Will artificial intelligence greatly extend our lives or lead to immortality, as predicted by the co-founding of Google Elon Musk?
Will our grandchildren still have conversations with each other, or will they have only their own smartphone and communicate only through this? Will the children have a distance school and stay at home? Will we ride with cars without a driver soon after the air? Will the life partner replace robots who will know all the tasks in the home, except the most important is the warmth and love?
The development of society depends on understanding better what it means to be human. I hope that with the help of artificial intelligence and digitization, we will be able to create a world that will be felt as a home and not just as an automated cell for survival.