Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 30 June 2017

Artificial Intelligence : Brahma , Vishnu or Mahesh ?

In Hindu mythology ,

·          Brahma  is the  CREATOR

·          Vishnu   is the  PRESERVER

·          Mahesh  is the  DESTROYER,

of the Universe .

Of late , there is a fierce debate as to the role of AI in this Universe

No one doubts that AI will CREATE things we have not even dreamed of

Over the past one month , AI is helping in PRESERVING the computer networks against Cyber Attacks

Then there are ominous indications that AI may even DESTROY the civilization !

Hindustan Times ( 01 July ) carries following news snippet :

“ Hackers can guess a user’s passwords , PINS by monitoring their thoughts , according to scientists who suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets need better security. Electro-encephalograph ( EEG ) headsets allow users to control robotic toys and video games with the mind

An earlier report ( Business Line / 28 June ) reads ( extract ) :

·         Scientists have developed a new ‘ mind reading AI system that can decode COMPLEX HUMAN THOUGHTS , just by measuring brain activity

·         Marcel Just ( from Carnegie Mellon University ) , said :

“ We have finally developed a way to SEE THOUGHTS of that complexity… The discovery of this correspondence between THOUGHTS and BRAIN ACTIVATION patterns tells us what the THOUGHTS are built of “

·         By measuring the activation in each brain system, the PROGRAMME can tell WHAT TYPE OF THOUGHTS are being contemplated

·         This advance makes it possible for the first time to DECODE THOUGHTS , containing several concepts

The rate at which technology is advancing , it is a matter of 2 / 3 years before :

Those sensors strapped to the head and picking up brainwave patterns , get replaced by human fingers touching the screen of smart phones ( replacement of headsets till Smart Wrist Bands replace those smart phones ? )

·         Smart phones are configured to relay the picked-up “ patterns / thoughts “ to a CENTRAL SERVER for analysis / deciphering those “ thoughts “ on a scale of 1 to 10 ( 1 being “ Extremely Anti – Social / Violent “ to 10 being “ Highly Beneficial to Mankind “ )

·         Smart phone manufacturers ( later on , Wrist-band Manufacturers ) are mandated to build their devices with above-mentioned features )

·         Mobile Service Providing Services are re-configured not to service those phones / wrist bands which are not embedded with ARIHANT

To know how this ARIHANT scheme will SAVE the World from being annihilated by AI , read :

01    July  2017