Artificial Intelligence and its embracing opportunities

In a world where technology is advancing at an exponential rate, it's no surprise that artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives. But as Noémi Éltető discusses in her thought-provoking TEDx talk, "Artificial Intelligence Becomes Natural," the evolution of AI raises both excitement and apprehension. Let's delve into some key takeaways from her enlightening discussion.


Predictive Power and Learning

Éltető draws attention to AI models like ChatGPT, which operate by predicting what comes next without truly understanding it—a concept akin to the way newborns acquire language. Just as infants use words they don't fully comprehend, AI learns to anticipate based on patterns in data. This predictive ability, while seemingly straightforward, is incredibly powerful and useful, enabling AI to assist with problem-solving and language processing.


Acknowledging Limitations and Biases

However, AI is not without its limitations. Éltető discusses how AI models like ChatGPT can inadvertently adopt human errors and biases, highlighting the importance of rigorous training and oversight. She emphasizes the significance of reinforcement learning, where AI learns through trial and error, much like how humans learn through play.


Embracing Opportunities for Innovation

The concept of superhuman AI may evoke concerns about job displacement and ethical dilemmas. However, Éltető proposes a more optimistic view, suggesting that AI presents invaluable opportunities for innovation and progress. Rather than fearing AI's capabilities, we should embrace its potential to augment human intelligence and solve complex challenges.


AI in HR

In HR, there are some tasks that are often done by professionals with the help of AI. AI can assist in various side tasks such as writing job descriptions with chatGPT or Wordtune, or translating texts more efficently with DeepL. This speeds up the workflow of HR colleagues. However, AI is changing so quickly these days that it is really difficult to provide accurate and up-to-date information about it.


Conclusion: Embracing AI's Potential

In conclusion, Éltető's TEDx talk encourages us to reframe our perception of artificial intelligence. Instead of viewing it as a distant and intimidating force, we should recognize AI as a natural evolution of human ingenuity. By harnessing its capabilities responsibly, we can unlock new frontiers of knowledge and creativity, paving the way for a brighter future.


Noémi Éltető, PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, student researcher at Google Deepmind in London