July 5th 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views” – Is Artificial Intelligence The New Psychology?
In my opinion… Artificial Intelligence is a subject matter… and not a field or niche.
Ai majors? Why not?
Today, Artificial Intelligence (or Ai) is often labeled as an, “inexact extension of computer science,” though in many ways… Ai is no different than other, more credible forms of science. Furthermore, “Ai,” is really just a combination of; statistics, computer sciences and psychology. Whereby, this makes, “Ai,” scholastically similar to other subject matters and also, an evolution of subject matter itself, in my opinion.
Alas, this leads me to believe that Ai should be re-classified as it’s own form of science.
Furthermore, I also believe that Ai is still considered by most as, “unproven,” only because robotics have yet to become a fixture in most people’s daily lives, however that’s quickly changing. Today, this field remains more akin to science fiction and horror movies… however, Ai is growing in utility everyday. Also, this is particularly true due to the importance of Ai… in terms of the growing, “space industry.”
Which to re-iterate, is another reason as to why this field is relevant, very important and deserves the classification of it’s own subject matter entirely….. Math, Geometry, Geography, History, Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Ai….
Galileo was once mocked and ridiculed by his fellow scholars… after inventing the first telescope and observing the night sky. This ridicule occurred because centuries before… a philosopher and theologian named Copernicus had declared that, “the heavenly bodies in the sky, never change.” Copernicus wrote doctrines on heaven and hell, far before Galileo’s life-time, which controlled public opinion at that time. Most notably however, was the contention that Galileo had observed, “changes in the cosmos,” with his newly invented telescopes. Nevertheless, due to this scientific struggle, today Astronomy is considered, “it’s own pillar of science,” since removed from scientific ridicule and religious persecution. However, fast forward 350 years… and in that same light, I now feel as though, “modern Ai,” deserves similar credibility.
-William Larsen, Founder, Civilians News