Only 10 years ago the simple idea that everyone will carry a personal computer in their pockets was hard to imagine. Similarly, the idea that everyone would have a person’s artificial intelligence of their own felt like science fiction and will be hardly imagined for many until it happens.
hu.man.ai begins with an assumption: that we forget things, all the time. Our primate brains are being pushed to the limit with constant demands and stimuli dragging us from one place to another. Human AI will help those who want to gain peace of mind with lossless retention.
One in five American households has a Google Home or an Amazon Echo. But voice assistants are just one implementation of a technology that, in business contexts, is already being used in many different ways. Most VAs are very limited in what they can do — able to conduct internet searches and take down your groceries, but unable to do more complex tasks or hold an actual conversation. The problem, ultimately, is that VAs are designed more so for the vendors who supply them, than the customers who buy them. Giving you the weather, or placing Amazon orders, is ancillary to their primary function: mining your data to pieces. A digital assistant value is driving sales to the business customers and adding utility to you, and my life is merely a step toward the goal. On the contrary, the goal for Human AI is safeguarding memories and thoughts so we never forget and can recall them effortlessly: adding utility to human lives is the goal.
Human AI will take the load off too. In a sense, outsource the job of having to remember things. Your AI listens to you as you go about your day, gradually absorbing events, thoughts, and to-dos that will become relevant later on. But it’s not a simple memorize-then-regurgitate-later system. The longer you use your AI, the more it learns about you, over time becoming better and quicker at servicing and even predicting your needs and thoughts. And, of course, all this data will be encrypted with blockchain, ensuring that no personal information can be stolen by malicious actors or leveraged by third-party companies.
A consumer-first AI product that services the real needs of regular people can become as important to daily life as the same tech already is to everyday business. And it can change the very paradigm by which humans interact with machines. Personal AI will not only be a utility but will also be a brand statement for many people. Early adopters will create their AI’s simply with the idea of saving the version of themself in the cloud and that it will have future value.
Learn more: the official announcement from Human AI Lab’s Suman Kanuganti