Guest Post

How artificial intelligence is changing the world around us

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to be a revolution on how we interact with the world around us as part of a connected environment. 

As part of the series of guest posts named Thoughts Leaders’ Corner, here is a very interesting article from Aric Dromi, Chief Futurologist at Volvo Car Group and cofounder of TEMPUS.MOTU. I hope you will enjoy it and if you are interested to the legal issues of the Internet of Things that are part of this digital revolution, check my blog post here!

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We are living in an experience based interaction simulation. A place that is governed by transparent intelligence technologies. It’s a world where the reciprocal accountability between the physical and digital landscapes is mostly controlled by algorithms and our frame of reference that defines our place is society is a product of organic and silicon mixture. We are connected, we passed through the pixels, we have been shaped by the situation and became nothing but a narrow dot in the digital univalve, the birth place of the new humanity.

Scary? But inevitable! We are just at the beginning of the biggest disruption society ever knew.

Our “flow-experiencethe attention we give to a single frame of reference, also known as attention span, is 8 seconds; and while our brain is processing 11,000,000 bits of sensory information during each of these seconds, we are capable of truly being aware of only 40 bits(and we call that reality?) Our real frame of reference is hidden in our subconsciousbut does it has to stay hidden? Or we came to a place in our development that we can unlock and unleash a new type of mental dexterity, one that can re-purpose humanity?

Moore’s law, this magical “unwilling to die” concept did something incredible, it’s evolved and somehow flipped. Computational power is now cheaper than ever before. At the age of everything is connected, chips can hold incredible capabilities, costs almost nothing and can be embedded in almost any environment, creating a structure of distributed platforms that is extremely versatile and can host sophisticated self-learning algorithms that record and program the world.

Beyond apps and the upcoming bots, the new economy led by artificial intelligence technologies is a model on which we can mirror ourselves into, generating digital flow-experiences that we can constantly revisit.

In June 1609 we brought the stars a bit closer to earth, 350 years later, on 12 April 1961 we put a man between them. In September 1971 we took a closer look into our brain with MRI and only 15 years after, the first neuroprosthetic device was implanted in a human. In 2014, Phil Kennedy wanted more. He travelled to Belize and had a computer chip implanted in his brainto examine his brain relationship with a computer.

This fascination with controlling computers is not new, and for the past few years we have developed technologies that enable us to do so in ways we never dreamt about, but I can’t ignore the thought that maybe Kennedy got it wrong, instead of trying to use his brain to control a computer, maybe he should have tried to let the computer control his brain?

One of the most exciting changes in the world around us is the marriage of micro and macro which is occuring with artificial intelligence technologies. In science, it’s the particles and the universe, in flow-experience, it’s the ability to expand human capabilities and immerse our intention in the world not govern by a fixed architectureit’s no longer about changing the landscape of life but the way we experience it

Maybe the secret to undertake our existence, is not a faster horse, but a transformation of human experience?

If you found this article interesting, please share it on your favourite social media. And for more discussions around the topic, you can follow Aric Dromi on his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. Also, if you want to contribute to the Thought Leaders’ Corner, here are the guidelines for guest posts.

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Giulio Coraggio

I am the head of the Italian Technology sector and the global head of the IoT and Gaming and Gambling groups at the world-leading law firm DLA Piper. IoT and artificial intelligence influencer and FinTech and blockchain expert, finding solutions to what's next for our clients' success.

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