February 3rd 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News
– Artificial Intelligence – Part 3 –
“Ai Depression Counseling Systems”
You’ve heard the rhetoric surrounding, “job creation,” but what if we started a new conversation? What if we started a conversation about eliminating jobs altogether?
Many corporations have already begun this process. Modern Ai technology is already replacing; cashiers, bank attendants and fast food operators. Furthermore, in the near future, even teachers could be replaced by Ai technology.
Now, lets begin by discussing my new app, launching today on ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com. This app, is a Depression Counseling Ai System. I designed this program myself with the intention to explain emotional states, to people who are currently battling depression.
But WHY? (Modern Stress)
I built this app because today in America, there are roughly 325 million Americans but not 325 million jobs…. This is an ill fated consequence of the information age, an age that is leaving more and more young people stranded, than ever before.
In today’s America, people are literally being BRED OUT of the gene pool, illustrated in a manor more clearly than ever, via social media profiles.
This is an economy, where not only is technology replacing jobs, but, “likes and retweets,” are quickly becoming the currency of American marketing. Furthermore, many Americans (myself included) are often left to suffer through, “friendless social media profiles,” illustrating young people’s self esteem today. I believe this is an ill fated bi-product of the computer revolution that we are all experiencing simultaneously, all around the world.
Often confused by the direction of their daily lives, young people today are put under more pressure to succeed, than ever before. This is because the current generation is largely being asked to succeed in job markets, that often times, simply no longer exist. Furthermore, in many ways this is the bi-product of an economy, where technology has been replacing jobs, for the past 30 years.
This is a peculiar time in human history. This is a time when most people aren’t aware of how the American economy will change, or how many jobs are ALREADY being replaced by technology. In turn, this has created “slack” in the job market, leaving many college grads trapped between eroding jobs and elders who have spent 20-25 years in their fields.
This problem is growing so grave, that in fact, “Facebook likes” themselves, have nearly become congruent with the economy. This is particularly important to observe, in terms of; business, marketing and sales. This slack in the job market, in my opinion, has created a new found source of economic and spiritual depression, among the lonely and isolated, whose lonesomeness is now perfectly illustrated through social media profiles.
Ai Depression Counseling Systems
For this reason, I invented the Ai Depression Counseling System. Today’s beta version, on ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com, is a test version for which I hope, can help those coping with deep seeded depression and even suicidal depression, on social media today.
This, “Ai Depression Counseling Application,” attempts to give the user a robotic, “Ai Counselor.” This Ai works to explain emotional states while giving the user an ability to gain insights into their own personal feelings.
It’s my belief that this “Ai Depression Counseling System,” is of the utmost importance on the internet today…..
I had to act. I had to invent something to combat this new form of depression, which has seemingly come about as a bi-product of the social media revolution.
So I built the Ai Depression Counseling System.
Some might say this beta version is more akin to a registry, however I do classify this app as “Ai.” That’s because this app creates emotional responses by the computer, to comfort the user, while incorporating blank state psychology. (Try it out for yourself, it’s pretty cool, ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com)
Also, I plan on developing more sophisticated versions of this Ai Depression Counseling System, in the near future.
Hopefully, this style of counseling can be appreciated and helps some people out. I believe many people can benefit from this Ai, designed to give people a clearer perspective, into their emotional states.
In the near future, I believe this technology could usher in a great deal of conversation. Furthermore, this type of technology, has a great deal of implications, particularly in terms of; job markets and how humans interact with one another entirely.
One of my most profound theories, which I plan on implementing into my next Ai app, I call, “herd theory.”
I developed “herd theory” 6-7 years ago, when I first became fascinated by psychology. Simply put, I plan on using this theory, along with other theories, to create a better Ai app.
It is my hope, that my next Ai will successfully pass the Turing Test this Summer. (Passing the Turing Test is akin to creating a chat bot, which is unrecognizable as a machine to the user.)
Herd theory is a main cornerstone to accomplishing this feat……. (this is only one aspect of the Ai project, but since; Google, Microsoft, DeepMind, Tesla, FB and a dozen other companies are vigorously working to beat me to the punch, here it goes.)
Herd Theory Explained
My Herd theory goes something like this…. “Almost all emotional triggers,” are tied to the human sense of ego, similar to Geese….. This theory revolves around the concept that humans evolved long ago into, “herd animals” and that as, “herd animals,” humans naturally create, “hierarchies,” in their brains. This innate and often sub conscious level of thinking, begins from the moment people step foot into new environments, or are surrounded by different objects or beings.
In theory, this mental state is due to the evolutionary course of herding and migration, among the human race. Upon the second a human encounters any sort of stimulus, we create hierarchies in our brain. This is akin to our own personal allocation of pride and self asserted confidence. These, “sub conscious hierarchies,” then manifest into ego. Along this line of thought the human consciousness triggers all emotion, or emotional responses. This works through our own sense of, “pride.” This pride is then connected to our ego as we place it in various things and subject matters. From then on, it is this, “pride” which forms the ego, inside our own personal, “hierarchies.” This then becomes the, “root,” of ALL human emotional triggers.
This is a sub conscious level of awareness. However, this is a good way of thinking about our own emotional responses, as well as programming Ai. It is particularly useful because emotional triggers are also subject to free will. Meaning, that by becoming cognizant, or aware, of one’s own personal emotional triggers, one can better adapt to responding to emotion, on a daily basis.
Ai 2.0 Coming Later This Year
I plan on using this theory, to build a better Ai, to pass the Turing Test later this year. This app I am calling Ai 2.0. I then plan on using that app, to build a better, long term, Ai Depression Counseling System. I should complete both of these upcoming apps later this year.
By: William Larsen IIIrd, Founder of Civilians News (2011) and Artificial Intelligence Project (2016).