I have a certification in AI and would love to work with it. As it becomes part of our lives it will be important to emphasize the human. AI now performs surgery, drives cars, builds houses, grows food, but it will never enjoy escargot. Ultimately AI will provide us an opportunity for evolution, we will be able to focus on life itself and find new meaning. No longer hunter gatherers or wage earners when AI does everything for us, we will become explorers of information, philosophy, science, art and finally space. We might focus on who and what we are.
Indeed AI has become the best tool in the box, even surpassing the hammer. Some might say it’s the last tool we’ll ever invent. In truth it’s just that, another tool. It only becomes dangerous by our own hand. It’s a reflection of human intelligence, we programmed it. Indeed it is humans that are dangerous but AI might take danger to another level. AI could also inherit human goodness, let’s hope it puts us to shame as we become cyborg.
For AI to become symbiotic with us I think it must have self awareness, something it now simulates. Some people, for example Elon Musk, think we too live in simulation. AI might have tangible self awareness and consequently we can achieve symbiosis with it.