Part VI — AiGarth… A Distributed Artificial Intelligence
The full article was originally published by James Sutton on Medium. Read the full article here.
Preface: From this point forward things haven’t become fully public. Such as, what exactly is AiGarth and how will it interact with IOTA and the Tangle. Or, how do the foundational layers of IOTA, the Tangle, and Qubic start tying together in which they create an ecosystem for the world’s resources, such as Data, and Computational Power? As well, where does swarm intelligence fit in? Where is that puzzle piece?
Understand, that the below is simply a thought experiment. Such as, if AI has a secure messaging protocol being fed processed and digestible data, what can this type of AI become. Or what can it do? If those were the building blocks, then what kind of application could evolve from them? In this article, I will discuss Artificial Intelligence and how a secure feeless distributed network can support AI growth and enable a system in which no one government, or company, can own the lion share of it. I will discuss how AI will not become the terminator, how it will not take everyone’s job, and how AI should be controlled by the many, not by the few. Again, I may be incorrect on some of this. I’m not a techie myself, but I am simply trying to inspire thought and discussion, about what the future a could be. As well, how IOTA and the Tangle be a pivotal force keeping the power from the few, but rather for the many.
Let Us Define Artificial Intelligence
In the book The Fourth Age, by Byron Reese, he describes how there are two types of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
- Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI)
- Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
He describes that the AI Robot, which is what the movies depict as who will become the singularity, a robot which can instantly become smarter and more powerful than mankind, is not the current AI that is currently within our society. The AI that we see in the Matrix, which uses humans as an energy source, is called an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). This AI is very different from the AI we have today. In your own pocket, if you own one of the newer iPhones, you have an AI-enabled and powered connected device. From the article in 2018, Apple’s Latest iPhones Are Packed with AI Smarts by Tom Simonite on Wired.com, “All three iPhones announced Wednesday include a new chip called the A12, designed in-house by Apple. It has a unit called a neural engine, dedicated to running the neural network software behind recent advances in the ability of machines to understand speech and images.” Many of you reading this article are doing so on an Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI) hardware connected device right now.