February 3rd 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News
– Artificial Intelligence – *Part 3* –
“Ai Depression Counseling Systems”
You’ve probably heard 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. 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. This app is a Depression Counseling Ai System and 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… 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.
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. Specifically, graduates today are largely being asked to succeed in job markets… which often times are either too saturated already… 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.”
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. Also, 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 a 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 times where there’s more social media activity because people are happier, whereby, “likes,” are similar to dollars being injected into the economy. 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 whose 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. 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 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.
Now, some might say that 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. 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. 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.
One of my most profound theories, which I plan on implementing into my next Ai app, I call, “herd theory.”
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 .
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.)
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. 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 Later This Year
I plan on using this theory to build a better Ai, hopefully to pass the Turing Test… later on this year (UPDATE: *or 3 years from now). This app I am calling The AI Project: Ai 2.0. I then plan on using that 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.)
By: William Larsen IIIrd, Founder of Civilians News (2011) and Artificial Intelligence Project (2016).