Artificial Intelligences are designed to replace human thought processes, are infinitely quicker, they self learn, they are used to data mine digital data and utilise speech and language data. But what is the reality?

  1. Artificial Intelligence think and learn quicker than humans, so the (logical) intelligence gap between human and AI will widen exponentialy
  2. Artificial Intelligence utilising data mining (the practice of examining large pre-existing databases in order to generate new information), e.g.  social media and cloud data, and speech recognition recorded and live data, are be better equipped logically to make decisions.

But, as any good scientist and researcher knows, the question is more important than the answer. Given the unprecidented depth of data AI's have access to (whether legal or ilegal cybe acts), they can comprehend and extrapolate new data. The time is fast approaching, if not already here, when AI's can answer any question given the available data, beyond human comprehension. Therefore, its the questions and the intention that is behind the question that is critical, and not the answers. 

If we are to understand the true implications of 'integrating' AI's into human living, using them to run our insurance, medical and energy businesses, etc., we need to be crystal clear as to the nature of the intentions and underlaying 'human values' behind the tasks we set them, given we are creating a superior thinking machine to ourselves.

Why introduce AI? 

Are you seeking to compete and dominate or working together to make living better, for all?

History is clear, technological advancement and personal information about populations, are used for good or bad. It's our ethical choice. AI's will be our legacy, to ourselves and our children, its a matter of whether AI's serve, collaborate or regulate us. Sounds too science fiction? Has history has also shown, science fiction has the habit of coming true, e.g. space travel, talking computers, artificial intelligence, robots and driverless cars etc. And with all science fiction stories, its either used for good, or not good. It's a matter of choice.

AI and Medical Health

Google DeepMind's is now being used "to help doctors and nurses break new ground in the NHS’s use of digital technology. 

As Doctor Tom Edwards, a consultant surgeon at The Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust states “Safety alerts will be immensely useful, but it is important to remember that – whatever technology we use - it will still be our highly trained and expert staff who are making decisions about diagnosis, treatment and patient care.” 

Fast forward three years who will be making the decision?  . . . The doctor with his or her years of experience, or the AI with it's (logical) empirical evidence? Particularly when we consider Medical Professional Indemnity insurance, will probably be run by AI. Will the AI insurance company support a Doctor's compassionate and professional medical decision or the view of the medical AI? And, will Doctors have the confidence, without fear of professional negligence dare to differ from what the medical AI suggests? 

What or Who Will Take Precedence? 

In the health context, will it be the AI emparical evidence or Doctor's multiple intelligences (mutiliple brains), particually heart brain felt emotional intelligence and gut brain based intuition? The future is sure going to be an awefully big adventure as we decide who is driving the AI bus and for what intention.