Rowing the boat against the wind in a continuous pursuit to explore the idea of self existence, is the process of human evolution.
“Against” is not an immediate intent while doing what we do. It is an unavoidable phenomenon. This is what we see from the history of evolution where humans were “trying” to solve a problem. All changes we made in the hope of “ease” and “growth” or in short “pursuit of happyness“, become such.
Alright, if this is all complex or not intuitive. If questions as “which history you are talking about?” are popping up. I shall spend no time presenting the stats and will ask you to witness next few years. Looking closely as a witness, not just letting things happen as an actor enjoying the show while performing.
I feel immense joy as a member of this world and specially a Computer Science Graduate, when great research and development teams of AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, IoT accomplish historical milestone in the scientific innovations and technological advancement. And then they come to us as “means to ease out life“. accolades for the Google Duplex.Application though which you may experience this great technology in future is, Google Assistant. Google Assistant is still a great tool without this awesome new add-on powerful soul in it. Now I feel it is going on the lines of something I had already mentioned in my last post (before the above Keynote). There I was talking about the future possible with Google Assistant.
Point to Ponder:
We are stepping closer to the era where machines will coexist with humans almost similarly in Businesses, Industries and Social Life. Actually they might be regarded as smarter. They will be faster in doing what they are designed for. In future machines might design machines hence we will eventually loose the power(if not sense of accomplishment) on them to decide. Below is how a typical organization hierarchy might be. A fair organization might keep transparent perspective towards the employed resources irrespective of type(which is a step ahead of color, race and gender fairness which is followed today).
Knowledge based Learning:
Why we want life to be eased? Let’s look at the skill learning cycle below to see why and the skill learning process is governed.Our current skill learning process is “Knowledge Based”. We hone our skills to do well in the industries areas we work for. So we train based on the knowledge we have gained in the era we are into, after industrial revolution. It is closely resembling to the world as described in the book “The World Is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman.
What we can do?
Who shall be the consumer of “life to be eased out?” When humans go out of work they need to find new purpose and need skills for the purpose. I don’t know if that is right or wrong and if this is how things shall lead in Universe. One scary and weird idea comes to me if we ourselves are such complex machines and aren’t aware of it. And now I just want to let my “save my life” instinct kick in, and share the thoughts of Jack Ma.Jack says knowledge based study and skills won’t lead a path with humans leading the system. Knowledge based path means human trying to learns skills based on knowledge obtained over few hundred years, on which we are training the machines. Knowledge based approach: is one of the approaches on which machines are based.
My idea for education for next generation resonates around his thoughts that human values, believing on intuitions, independent thinking, care for others, team work and such notions which build deeper connection with nature. They will keep human unique in the world after few years when machines will be lot more smarter than us in following and learning the skills we have obtained in last few years.