Mastering AI:  Harnessing the Power of Human Ingenuity

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market is set to increase twenty-fold by 2030, driven in part by ChatGPT’s rapid growth.  AI has become an integral part of the technology mix, with AI research doubling since 2010, newly funded AI startups increasing three times between 2013 and 2022, and private AI investments in 2022 rising eighteen times compared to 2013.  However, despite its growth, AI’s potential can only be fully realized with human intervention.

AI incidents and controversies have increased twenty-six-fold since 2012, highlighting the myth of ‘human-free’ AI.  Still, AI cannot make perfect decisions and may make costly mistakes.  AI struggles to narrow research focus, set exploration prompts, exert judgment, determine vital data, and explain conclusions.  Furthermore, AI lacks human soft skills, like creativity, empathy, and teamwork.  Although some AI applications, such as ChatGPT, can pass the Turing Test, no platform has passed the Lovelace Test.

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, envisions AI as a co-pilot, amplifying humanity’s power, creativity, and will.  Stanford University’s Fei-Fei Li emphasizes that AI is made by humans, for humans, and impacts human lives and society.  AI needs human intervention in multitasking, discernment, moral decision-making, empathy, and creativity. Google’s 2009 ReCAPTCHA project is a prime example of successful human-AI collaboration.  The project digitized Google’s book archive by leveraging human intelligence to identify words that OCR technology struggled with.  Emphasizing human-centric commands and interactions is the key to unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence and shaping a brighter future.

What AI Needs To Learn From Humans
Source: Academic Influence