Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Lance D Johnson
Artificial intelligence is merging with human thinking, providing mental shortcuts that allow your life to be more easily scheduled and laid out. Not surprisingly, the disillusioned masses continue to cheer on their own enslavement to this artificial intelligence. In early May, in front of a live audience, Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled a new Google Assistant equipped with AI technology that can mimic a human voice with great accuracy. The AI voice mimicry technology can learn all about your personal life, autonomously make phone calls, set appointments for you, and interact with real people over the phone, without being detected as a robot. The AI can then report back to its human, messaging the whereabouts of the appointments and confirming dates and times.
The AI voice mimicry technology is embedded in The Duplex, Google’s latest invention that merges AI with humans’ way of life. The AI voice mimicry technology can comprehend the context of a conversation and respond accurately to unclear answers it receives over the phone. This AI is navigating human language with stunning acuity.
And this new personal assistant will know everything about its human. The Duplex can effectively negotiate for you, making arrangements with human beings over the phone. When completed, The Duplex will be able to make calls, reserve a dinner table at a restaurant, set up hair cut appointments, and coordinate meetings with human colleagues.
Remarkably, the person on the other end won’t even know they are talking to an AI robot. The voice utters timely “ums” “uhs” and “hmms” to trick the person on the other end of the line into thinking they are speaking with a real human being. The robot’s human-like cadence is so convincing, it was able to set up a haircut appointment at a specific date and time for its human. In another demonstration, The Duplex talked its way through a conversation to set up a dinner appointment at a restaurant. During the conversation, The Duplex responded with ease, using questions and counter remarks to set up the appointment and accept that the restaurant couldn’t make the accommodations. When Google CEO Sundar Pichai played these phone calls to a live audience of Google worshippers, the place erupted in clapping and awe.
“We’ve been working on this technology for many years,” said Pichai. “We’re still developing this technology, and we want to work hard to get this technology and the expectations right.”
As Google collects more data about its users, it will be able to make AI assistants more effective. “We are at an important inflection point in computing,” said Pichai. “We know the path ahead needs to [be] navigated carefully and deliberately.” These intelligent systems will be able to process a vast amount of information – learning personal details about its human so it can converse on behalf of him/her. The AI will eventually be able to understand your psychology and behavior and predict what you want and need. As these personal assistants learn everything about you, the content of your conversations, and the way you interact, they will eventually own you. As they engage in phone conversations, undetected, they have the potential to learn about the people on the other end of the call, too.
AI worshipers will be psychologically enslaved to the technology, counting on robots to think and interact for them. Humanity is on a course to be controlled by artificial intelligence, while suffering under the illusion that humanity is always in control of the technology.
AI will further destroy human culture, giving power to the entities (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.) and their robots that will ultimately come to know everything about you. You will be predictably analyzed by AI systems, your behavior and thought patterns manipulated and your direction in life dictated. These systems will consume every aspect of life because they will be a mental shortcut for people. This will further damage human’s free will and interaction, while chaining people to a life cycle dictated by algorithms and computer driven analysis, prediction, and marketing.
The human brain will become addicted to the mental shortcuts that AI systems provide in every aspect of life. These mental shortcuts and the autonomous processing, understanding and catering of human needs and desires will change the brain’s expectations, distorting brain chemicals associated with pleasure and pain.
Privacy is of utmost importance going forward, to protect the dignity and health of your own mind and the freedom of your own thoughts. Giving away your life details to Google will result in the decay and enslavement of your conscious and subconscious mind.
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