February 3rd 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News
– Artificial Intelligence – *Part 3* –
“Ai Depression Counseling Systems”
You’ve probably heard the rhetoric surrounding, “job creation,” recently in the news… but what if we started a new conversation? What if… we started a conversation about eliminating jobs, altogether? And many corporations have already begun this process. Furthermore, modern Ai technology is already replacing; cashiers, bank attendants and fast food operators. Whereby, in fact… in the near future, even teachers could be replaced by Ai technology!
But with that being said, let us begin today by discussing my new app, launching on… ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com. And this app is a Depression Counseling Ai System that I designed myself with the intention to explain emotional states… to people who are currently battling depression.
But WHY? (Modern Stress)
And I’ve built this app because today in America… there are roughly 325 million Americans but not 325 million jobs… and this is an ill fated consequence of the information age. Whereby, specifically, I believe that it’s time to admit that were living in an age where more and more people are both more connected and more stranded, than ever before.
Which is to say… that 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.
And in my opinion, this is an economy… where not only is technology replacing jobs… but, “likes and retweets,” are quickly becoming the new currency. Furthermore, many Americans (myself included) are often left to suffer through, “friendless social media profiles,” illustrating young people’s self esteem today. Whereby, I believe that this is an ill fated bi-product of the computer revolution that we are ALL experiencing simultaneously, today.
And often confused by the direction of their daily lives… young people today are constantly being put under more and more pressure to succeed and I believe that this is due to the current job market. But more specifically, graduates today are largely being asked to succeed in job markets… which often times are either too saturated.. or simply no longer exist. Furthermore, in many ways this is a bi-product of the modern economy, an economy where many things go unsaid at the corporate level and technology turns job after job into an, “obsolete profession.”
And this is a time in American history when most people don’t know how the American economy will change, or how many jobs are ALREADY being replaced by technology. But furthermore, this has created, “slack,” in the job market, leaving many college graduates trapped between eroding job markets and elders who have spent 20-25 years in their fields.
And in my opinion this problem is growing so grave… that, “Facebook likes,” themselves… have nearly grown congruent with the economy. Furthermore, in this game of politics… it seems as though, “the social media economy,” is kind of congruent to the government injecting money into the broader economy, as well. Like when you have an era where there’s more social media activity because people are happier, whereby, “likes,” are similar to dollars being injected into the economy IE the 1990’s. However, this slack in the job market, in my opinion, has also created a new found source of economic and spiritual depression among the lonely and isolated, those who’s lonesomeness is now perfectly illustrated through social media profiles.
Ai Depression Counseling Systems
So, for that reason… I’ve invented the Ai Depression Counseling System, found on ArtificialIntelligenceProject.com.
Nevertheless, 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. And this, “Ai Depression Counseling Application,” attempts to give the user a robotic, “Ai Counselor.” Whereby, this Ai works to explain emotional states while giving the user an ability to gain insights into their own personal feelings and it’s of my belief that this, “Ai Depression Counseling System,” is of the utmost importance on the internet today, for these reasons.
Because I had to act… I had to invent something to combat this new form of depression.
So, I’ve built the beta Ai Depression Counseling System.
And now, some might say that this beta version is more akin to a registry, however… I do classify this app as, “Ai,” and 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.)
But also, I plan on developing more sophisticated versions of this Ai Depression Counseling System, in the near future and hopefully, this style of counseling can be appreciated and helps some people out. Whereby, I strongly believe that many people can benefit from this type of Ai, which was designed to give people a clearer perspective into their own emotional states.
Furthermore, in the near future… I believe that this type of technology could usher in a great deal of conversation. And also, this type of technology has a great deal of implications, particularly in terms of, “job markets,” as well as how human beings interact with one another moving forward.
And one of my most profound theories, which I plan on implementing into my next Ai app, I call, “herd theory.”
Whereby, I’ve developed, “herd theory,” 6-7 years ago, when I first became fascinated by Ai psychology. And simply put, I plan on using this theory, along with other theories… to create better and better Ai. And it’s my hope, that my next Ai will successfully pass the Turing Test. (Passing the Turing Test is akin to creating a chat-bot, which is unrecognizable as a machine.)
But Herd theory is a main cornerstone to accomplishing this feat, in my opinion. (And 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
And my Herd theory goes something like this… “almost all emotional triggers,” are tied to the human sense of ego, similar to Geese. And 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. Whereby, 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.
And in theory, this mental state is due to the evolutionary course of herding and migration, amongst the human race. But upon the second a human encounters any sort of stimulus, we create hierarchies in our brain is basically the jist of it. And this is akin to our own personal allocation of pride and self asserted confidence tied to the ego (*it’s very Freudian). Whereby, these, “sub conscious hierarchies,” then manifest into ego… then along this line of thought the human consciousness triggers all emotion, or emotional responses. And this works through our own sense of, “pride,” where this pride then manifests into our daily lives and is then connected to our ego as we place it in various things and subject matters. Henceforth… it is this, “pride,” which forms the ego, inside of our own personal, “hierarchies,” and this then becomes the, “root,” of ALL human emotional triggers.
And 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 and I find this theory 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, when responding to emotion, on a daily basis.
Ai 2.0 Coming ASAP!
And I plan on using this theory to build a better Ai, hopefully to pass the Turing Test… later on this year ideally (UPDATE: *or 3-5 years from now). And this app I am calling The AI Project: Ai 2.0. and I then plan on using this app, to build a better… long term Ai Depression Counseling System. Whereby, I should complete both of those upcoming applications later this year. (UPDATE: *or in 2022-2023-2024.)
By: William Larsen IIIrd, Founder of Civilians News (2011) and Artificial Intelligence Project (2016).