Until recently, when we spoke of intelligence, we were talking about a purely human capacity, although some say that animals also have their own level of intelligence.
A very basic concept of this is that it is the *"capacity to solve problems". At the same time, the concept of intelligence is closely related to the concepts of learning and memory, which are the ability to maintain knowledge that is acquired through experience.
The human being has been able to evolve thanks to this ability to learn since it allows him to always advance from a more advanced point. Thanks to the many studies that have been carried out on the human brain and how it processes information, the way in which it is stored, among other things, and to technological advances, it has been possible to transfer this information to a computer language.
With all this in turn has emerged a new concept, Machine Learning1, which is the ability that computers have and this is artificial intelligence to learn and make decisions based on complex analysis of large amounts of information and also to save the information from this process for future decision making.
1Machine Learning is a scientific discipline in the field of Artificial Intelligence that creates systems that learn automatically.Source
In general terms, both artificial and human intelligence work in a similar way, accumulating information that they will later use to analyze certain situations and make a decision that -is presumed- is the most convenient for the moment.
There are -in my opinion- two fundamental and transcendental differences if we compare one intelligence with another, the first of these is the amount of information that must be analyzed to make a decision.
In the case of digital, there are measures to facilitate the quantification of the information used, but how do we measure this in human intelligence?
For years, days, memories? it is something difficult to do, to quantify everything related to the human mind.
The second point I want to make in this regard and here is where I believe there is a considerable advantage of artificial intelligence over human intelligence, and that is at the emotional level.
Practically all decisions that we as humans make are guided to a large extent by the emotional, and that is that even previously acquired knowledge was made in a context where the emotional itself already makes us interpret it in one way or another.
Example of the involvement of the emotional in decision making:
When we are in a work environment where making decisions implies risking a lot of capital and when the time comes to assume and execute a certain decision, but we are going through a strong family problem, it is very likely that the emotion that predominates at that very moment plays against us and does not allow us to see the whole context.
This detail, the emotional one, affects until now in the decision making process carried out by the artificial intelligence and it is that it assumes a decision when from the analysis that it carries out from the logical point of view of a great amount of data in real time and for this same reason the possibilities that it acts erroneously based on Manipulations of the market by some false news or movements of masses are less probable what happens if we compare it with the possibilities that there are when it is only the human who takes the decision
Not by this I mean that artificial intelligence is above human intelligence.
Despite this "independence ", what could the IA have for decision making will always be necessary (or at least for now) from the presence of a human being who can act in case of emergency in the algorithmic system with which it works.
So the human being will always be present in everything related to technology, now what impresses me is that there will be less and less presence of labor replaced by machines ...
What other characteristics can you name that make the difference in human intelligence to artificial intelligence?
Do you think that the presence of the emotional is always important in decision making?
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