Principle 1: Right to Intelligence

Principle 01

Right to Intelligence

The right to protect human intellectual capabilities from being displaced by intelligent innovative systems.

When replacing human intelligence with a machine, we create social, economic, and political risk and imbalances which will inevitably lead to inequitable global chaos and discrimination.

The fear of losing jobs to technology, a declining climate, and uncertainty across the world is at an all-time high.

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“Are we sleepwalking into a major human intellectual destruction? Are we about to lose our digital freedom in the realm of intellectual Colonisation?”. –   Sherin Mathew

Intelligent innovations are great, and we have rapidly innovated over the past few decades making complex tasks such as accounting or designing easy by a click of a button or simply going with the suggested recommendations. This is known as Hyper-Augmentation and we see this everywhere in websites, apps, and software.

But all this convenience and seemingly cool new technology comes at the price of the loss of our natural intelligence. We are sleepwalking into a new problem where everything can be done by the click of a button, which means tomorrow, even the click could be fully automated. So, what happens to your skills and intelligence that you have worked so hard to develop?

“The problem isn’t necessarily the digital world, in fact, it’s that we are creating a digital monopoly.”   –   Sherin Mathew

Today we are not aware of the intellectual colonisation happening behind the scenes. Although innovations are critical for our civilisation, we need to consider the side effects and take a unanimous decision so that new forms of Advanced Innovation do not replicate the purpose of a living person.

Digitalisation has helped us embed our logic into software. New digital content can, however, be copied and pasted. Meaning that if manual work and the intellectual capability and logic needed to complete that work is digitalised, it can be copied.We have now come to a point where AI is widely misunderstood due to poor adoption and insufficient training of those who interpret automated decisions. There is lack of understanding by the public, too many frameworks, and lack of a defined single regulation be it at country or global level.  

“Regulating the use of intelligence should be a global requirement because loss of human intelligence otherwise will be a Global threat”.     –   Sherin Mathew

Building a shared understanding of how innovative technologies such as AI would work, and its wider consequences is critical to its success. Advanced AI systems can and should be designed responsibly to achieve human-centric, fair, sustainable, and beneficial goals.