The results achieved with artificial intelligence are less than the actual possibilities. Why? We use only mental intelligence, not the motion one.
Artificial intelligence is an incredibly novel theme. As it often occurs, when something”new” advances, there is not a whole lot of clarity.
Therefore, before talking about it, we believe it is useful to at least define it. Once again we turn to Wikipedia for help, where we find Marco Somalvico’s definition.
Artificial intelligence is a discipline that falls within computer science and studies the theoretical foundations, methods, and techniques which allow to design hardware systems and software programs capable to confer to the computer skills that to any non-expert observer would appear as exclusive prerogatives of human intelligence.
After reading this definition, a few questions come to mind. If you feel inspired, please do write your answers in the comments section.
1. Where does artificial intelligence come from?
No matter how fantastic and amazing the continuous advancements AI makes every day might be, we must not forget that it is still the product of human activity. Behind each drone, robot, algorithm there is always someone who imagines it, designs it, and then makes it. There is always a human being.
Not only that. If there is a field where human intelligence will keep on being used intensively, it is exactly the AI field. Less people will have to work. However, they will be asked to continuously develop thinking skills and creativity. Every single “human resource” will become more and more crucial.
2. Do we really know how human intelligence works?
Carl Gustav Jung, the genius psychiatrist, philosopher, and anthropologist, went to visit the Native Americans Pueblo. He was very surprised by the fact that they considered Americans completely crazy. He asked for the reason. The answer was “Well… They are convinced they think with their head. No man in their right mind thinks with their head“.
We grew up in an education system that favors the type of thinking and intelligence that come exclusively from the mind. However, the ancient wisdom of the Pueblos and the most recent research findings published on this topic, show the existence of other types of intelligence. Like the motion one, for example.
A practical example. From our experience we understand that people’s creativity is strongly stimulated by physical movement and, additionally, is directly proportional to the ceiling height of their work environment.
After these considerations, two more questions come to mind. So we get to four. In addition to intelligence, we try to extend the exercise to machine learning, augmented reality, and such.