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  • Writer's pictureDaniela Fernández aka Strawberry Shortcake

Artificial intelligence comes from centuries of human insight

The complexities of AI can be a reflection of human error and emotion. AI chat bots do not possess the capability to be creative in the way that emotion and logic are conjoined for an insightful solution. Ironically, when you ask Chat GPT what the difference is between humans intelligence and AIs intelligence, it came up with five main components: Creativity, Adaptability, Emotions and Empathy, Judgement, and Contextual Understanding. Although AI can complete complex tasks at an increasingly rapid pace in comparison to humans, intelligence is not as all-knowing as we know of it.

Each individual is unique in their experience, in their combination of genetics, environment, and livelihood. People are able to present thoughts on interpersonal relationships and the arrangement of interests. AI does not have the cognitive abilities to think, reason, evaluate which are built into human beings by nature. The intelligence developed for AI will not contrast to human intelligence, however, it is still unclear which one possesses the recognition for the smartest object in the world.

The difference between human and AI intelligence and livelihood has to do with their ability to recount prior experience and emotion. When the Chat GPT bot was asked to explain human and AI intelligence in comparison to each other, it said, “Yes, humans also rely on patterns and prior knowledge to generate creative outputs. However, there is an important distinction between the way that humans and AI generate creative ideas. Humans have the ability to draw upon their experiences, emotions, and other subjective factors to generate novel ideas and solutions that are not necessarily based on pre-existing patterns or data. AI systems, on the other hand, rely entirely on the data and algorithms that they have been trained on to generate responses, and their creativity is limited by the patterns and information that are present in that data. So while humans and AI both use patterns and prior knowledge to generate creative outputs, the way that they do so is fundamentally different.”

Brain and sensibility may be the reason we cannot contrast human and AI intelligence. The playing field is not level. Sensibility, for example, is the idea of "action and reaction", which AI could never comprehend because of its lack of sensibility. Humans are capable of learning, comprehending and then utilizing their learned knowlege by combining it with their rationality, emotion, comprehension and thinking. The data that AI is educated upon and they manner in which they are intertwined has an effect on the degree of control or power AI systems give over their own decision-making.

I was also curious as to how much intelligence and emotion have to do with each other considering that is the reason we cannot compare AI and human intelligence smoothly: but does emotion have anything to do with intelligence?

“There is ongoing debate among researchers and scholars about the role of emotions in intelligence. Some argue that emotions are an essential component of intelligence, as they help us to make decisions, solve problems, and navigate complex social situations. For example, emotions like empathy, compassion, and gratitude can help us to form strong relationships and collaborate effectively with others, while emotions like fear and anxiety can help us to avoid danger and make informed decisions. On the other hand, some argue that emotions can cloud our judgment and interfere with our ability to think rationally and objectively. They suggest that intelligence should be measured solely based on cognitive abilities like memory, attention, and problem-solving, and that emotions should be considered a separate aspect of human functioning. Ultimately, the relationship between emotions and intelligence is complex and multifaceted, and the extent to which emotions contribute to or detract from intelligence is still a matter of debate and ongoing research.”

People are not perfect, and AI will not be either. The problem with AI being so powerful and inhuman—such as lacking emotion—is that it will have error, and the error will be catastrophic with its influence. We, as humans, are already very destructive; now imagine making a version of us that has no sensibility, morals or real emotion.

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