Answer 12 of the dossier “40 KEY QUESTIONS TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD”, coordinated by Albert Bosch from a request of the communication group “GRUPO Z”, where an expert in each subject answers a question about the trend of a certain topic. In this specific case, this question is answered by MARC VIDAL:
The true power of artificial intelligence is to increase what humans are capable of and improve the way they do it and, consequently, their results.
Sometimes Artificial Intelligence seems cold, robotic, far from our conventional way of life and scares us. However, although I have doubts about how we are going to organize it, how our rulers will legally and socially structure all this inevitable landing, I interpret that Artificial Intelligence will be nothing more than a new way of building capacities, understanding our objectives and make decisions aided by expert systems and obviously more intelligent.
Technology will allow us to work less and thus be more productive. Artificial intelligence will not understand political options or ideologies, it will only dump data, manage them and offer results, conclusions. We can imagine a world without politicians and managed by intelligent systems much sooner than we imagine.
It can scare the way the printing press, computers or the Internet scared us in the past. It is a matter of adaptation to an imminent world, which will be presented without prior notice. Or maybe if you are warning. Artificial Intelligence is currently working on creating faster systems, solving problems incompatible with the human brain and increasing absolutely unprecedented innovation processes. However, we have a vision of Artificial Intelligence very close to what cinematography has been giving us and it is not so. We are not on the way to creating supernatural beings, almost perfect, but what all research and achievements are aimed at is to increase skills for all of us, humans.
Marc Vidal: Consultant in transformation and digital strategy. Technological investor and founder of several Startups. International Speaker.