Combine technology to augment human capabilities. Sounds good, right?
Well, that is precisely what the trend of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Intelligence
, implies, a concept that refers to the promotion of human cognitive development through technology
"In 2030 we will be able to connect the brain to another exterior that will make it more powerfu
l." Can you imagine being able to speak Chinese without learning it? Ray Kurzweil
, director of engineering at Google
, commented a few years ago, precisely on the subject of Augmented Intelligence.But what exactly is Augmented Intelligence?
Augmented Intelligence is, as we explained, an Artificial Intelligence tool
designed to increase the capabilities and intelligence of human beings, but not to replace them.
Augmented intelligence drives the performance of a person's skills and includes robotic process automation.
As we pointed out, it does not eliminate the need for specialized talent or highly educated employees, but it simplifies some tasks
that they must carry out.It is always emphasized that this technology has been created for humans and not to replace them
Although it works autonomously, it always obeys the programming code designed by man.
Augmented Intelligence removes barriers
to performing certain physical tasks and allows us to save time to focus on other tasks.
Nowadays Augmented Intelligence is already applied in many spheres of society. For example:Neil Harbisson
, is the first Cyborg
on the planet, showing the potential of mixing human skills and technology
. Neil was only able to see on a grayscale, therefore, he decided to work on an antenna incorporating it into his body as an extension, to distinguish colors.
Currently and through vibrations in his skull, he can distinguish colors by associating them with images, music, or videos.
As we can see, Augmented Intelligence has allowed him to solve the limitations
with which he was born and redesign his own body.
This demonstrates that Augmented Intelligence is an alliance through which people and Artificial Intelligence work to improve cognitive performance
, learning, decision-making, and new experiences.