In the workforce, it’s not just finding bias, it’s teaching people to get past bias and being able to see the performance metrics of new “unbiased” behavior in business ecosystems. This is at the core of both business and profit performance as well as competitiveness and survivability in an an ever-changing world.
In our personal lives, it’s not just discovering what or who we may be biased toward, but teaching us how to get past our biases and fears, and giving us the learning tools to make the change. This is at the core of the mechanics for moving past the tragically real events of the recent weeks of racism, xenophobia, and disenfranchisement of an order of magnitude we cannot sustain.
Have we reached a human tipping point of recognizing our bias? Maybe. But I suggest it’s beyond a mass recognition that we have a bias glitch in our human matrix. AI and emerging data capture and learning technology will have to be pointed at getting us past the bias age in order to take advantage of the Age of Singularity we’re living in. Easier said than done. And to do it, we’re going to have to accept a few facts: 1) people can change, 2) dogma is not who we are, 3) emotional intelligence, human and self and other awareness are absolute keys to changing the world: we have to wake up.
What am I doing about it?
I’m working on a new human identity and learning platform model, fueled by new humanAPI(TM) AI technology my partners and I at Sofiia.io are developing. We’re asking how might AI work as better middle ware between people and state-of-the-art technology to help them open and change their minds and behavior for the better?
I don’t have to argue for why we need to. We all see and feel why all too clearly.
I believe it boils down to the anomaly. We have focused on technology being a tool for what we share, but now it also must be a tool that can see what is completely individual. Change is always buried in the outlier, the un-comfort zone, the territory of blind spots and our unconscious feelings, beliefs, and actions. We can’t change what we don’t see. Human behavior also suggests that once we see what we need to change, we also have to have the change tools to get us there, and a very clear picture of the new behavior we want to replace the old behavior with.
How do you create AI that can be smarter than people about their own limitations in ways which helps them accelerate beyond those limitation? Can we design AI that learns from the imperfect us while gaining insight into what might be a better us, that teaches itself to teach us how to accelerate our human learning and being beyond our most entrenched, negative traits and behaviors?
In some ways we know our journey is about developing AI capable of intrinsic thought, and so we can’t code it perfectly. In fact, we have to code it to find the imperfections of people, and to recognize the divergence of our behaviors against highly personalized, meta maps of people that allow them to see themselves from this deeper place.
I call Sofiia insight interdependent intelligence. Sort of like our very own check and balance system, the truest meta me API, outfitted with an insight and mindfulness radar and system that can detect and help cure everything from bullshit to blind spots, and from opportunity for growth to full on paths to greater potential.
I want to see the meta human me in an app that I can traverse, where I can explore and manage “me”. My research suggests many, many humans do.
When it comes to the idea of human consciousness and to how human beings learn, we need to take a hard listen to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil.
Diamandis believes the “The Future of Education is Personalized, Perfect & Free (Thanks to AI and VR)P, that AI will lead to learning platforms that are personalized to each person, that the AI will have unlimited access to information and will deliver it at the optimal speed. This AI, he believes, “will be freely available to everyone (just like Google), and the quality of the education will be higher than that which only the wealthiest people on the planet can afford today.” Diamandis knows technology has caught up with how human beings need to learn best. If it can work for kids, imagine what it will mean for adults?
Kurzweil who is Google’s Director of Engineering (among being one of the truly consummate thinkers of our age) defines Singularity as being:
“Within a quarter century, nonbiological intelligence will match the range and subtlety of human intelligence. It will then soar past it because of the continuing acceleration of information-based technologies, as well as the ability of machines to instantly share their knowledge. Intelligent nanorobots will be deeply integrated in our bodies, our brains, and our environment, overcoming pollution and poverty, providing vastly extended longevity, full-immersion virtual reality incorporating all of the senses (like The Matrix), “experience beaming” (like “Being John Malkovich”), and vastly enhanced human intelligence. The result will be an intimate merger between the technology-creating species and the technological evolutionary process it spawned.” (Singularity Q&A).
So we are in the age of singularity AND we have the technohow to finally get past bias and achieve what that means for humanity.