The Yuan Retrospective on 2022 AI - To infinity and beyond
By Gaurav Chandra  |  Oct 12, 2022
The Yuan Retrospective on 2022 AI - To infinity and beyond
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Dr Gaurav Chandra updates and reassesses his predictions for the evolution of AI in 2022. He looks at what the future holds for humanity given what has happened so far this year and explores five trends in AI that will continue to shape humanity.

DENVER, COLORADO - The COVID-19 pandemic has generated the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). It has created a think tank for new technology, innovation, and strategy, amalgamating the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will change humanity in the future. A fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things, three-dimensional (3D) printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and other technologies is what constitutes the 4IR.

The scope, scale, and complexity of this phenomenal transformation is almost beyond comprehension. Unlike other industrial revolutions, where advances did not impact human biology, changes brought about by the 4IR involve technology’s impact both on and within the human body, redefining what it means to be human.

The following are five trends in AI that will continue to shape the future of humankind.


Human-centered AI

"Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is an extension of that quality." 

- Yann LeCun

While human advances have been driven by the evolution of tools, machines, and discoveries that enhance our regular abilities, there has been minimal development in adapting technology to understand the human emotional mind - the part that controls our empathy. Empathic AI will be the critical element for this transformation.

Advancements were anticipated in 2022 in the Theory of Mind (ToM) AI favoring the human element and have indeed been made. In this, AI interacts with the thoughts and emotions of humans, evolving into a two-way relationship. Computers using this kind of AI are also now better able to understand feelings. They are also becoming able to differentiate between people's various emotions and adjust their r

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