Updated: Aug 9
This may sound like a far-fetched idea, but it's closer to reality than you might think. The question is, should we be so eager to give up our autonomy to machines and is it worth the cost?
It's true that AI is capable of remarkable feats, such as analyzing vast amounts of data and making predictions based on that information. In exchange for giving AI access to all of our data (and that of everyone else), we're told that it will provide us with recommendations, decide our best course of action, and even act on our behalf when we're unable or unwilling to do so.
But what does this mean for our own learning, understanding, and critical thinking? If we rely solely on AI to tell us what to do and what to believe, do we risk losing the ability to make our own decisions, form our own opinions, or even think?
The technology may be advancing rapidly, but wisdom is something that can only be gained through experience, reflection, and the passage of time. We should be wary of rushing headlong into a future where machines are making all the important decisions for us.
It's essential that we draw a line between what we're willing to entrust to AI and what we're not. The power of technology should be used to augment our own abilities, not replace them entirely. We must maintain our own agency and not become completely dependent on machines.
So let's not be too hasty in our eagerness to hand over the reins to AI. We must continue to cultivate our own wisdom and critical thinking skills, even as we embrace new technological advances. Let's make sure that our hope for the future includes a healthy dose of caution and a commitment to maintaining our autonomy.
They say that wisdom is often lost on the youth. Let’s hope that wisdom is not lost on all of us.