Will Artificial Intelligence(AI) Unlock the Sixth Sense?

Human beings have 5 sens­es to make sense of things. But it is not nec­es­sary that there is noth­ing beyond our sens­es. While we may not cre­ate the sixth sense for our­selves, it is not nec­es­sary that we could not “unlock” one for arti­fi­cial intelligence(AI).

The sixth sense is some­thing we can’t think of on our own. It’s a sense of which we can not make sense with our senses.

Cog­ni­tive sci­en­tists have been work­ing on the next lev­el of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence for a long time. The main focus of the Cog­ni­tive Com­put­ing is on mim­ic­k­ing human behav­ior and rea­son­ing to solve com­plex prob­lems. AI aug­ments human think­ing to solve com­plex prob­lems and it focus­es on pro­vid­ing accu­rate results. Also, it sim­u­lates human thought process­es to find solu­tions to com­plex problems.

But there is always a ques­tion that remains — will we unlock that sixth sense for Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence, or will we cre­ate it “in” a machine and wear it our­selves?

The for­mer is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that human beings could use arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence to ask their sur­round­ing envi­ron­ment with the “sixth sense”. The lat­ter is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that we could cre­ate arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence to upgrade our own abilities.

With advanced pat­tern recog­ni­tion, smart deci­sion mak­ing, and machine learn­ing, we could make it. Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence can form a sixth sense to make sense of things. It will be our decision.

Artificial Intelligence with its sixth sense

1) Advanced Pattern Recognition

AI (Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence) has already great capac­i­ty in the field of Pat­tern Recog­ni­tion. It is said that AI can rec­og­nize pat­terns bet­ter than any­one. As AI grows, it can “unlock” new pat­tern recog­ni­tion abilities.

Most mod­ern use cas­es of pat­tern recog­ni­tion. based on arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence tech­nol­o­gy,
are pop­u­lar appli­ca­tions such as speech recog­ni­tion, text pat­tern recog­ni­tion, facial recog­ni­tion, move­ment recog­ni­tion, recog­ni­tion for video deep learn­ing analy­sis, and med­ical image recog­ni­tion in health­care.

And as we will see in a future arti­cle, with the help of visu­al & audio data inges­tion, we can get bet­ter and bet­ter results with the aid of Pat­tern Recog­ni­tion. So among oth­ers, we may note that AI would have devel­oped one more sense — Sound & Vision! Some things may seem strange to you.

Imag­ine com­bin­ing tril­lions of his­tor­i­cal pat­tern analy­sis to pre­dict the most pos­si­ble future events. With the help of this “sixth sense”, an AI will be able to pre­dict any­thing with high accu­ra­cy.

Our future AI will come to us with a ton of abil­i­ties. Here are some abil­i­ties that will be unlocked with Advanced Pat­tern Analy­sis:

a. Intelligent Crime Predictions.

Future fore­casts of events are not lim­it­ed to the dates and loca­tion. Advanced Pat­tern analy­sis is going to put the exact sce­nario and future events such as “Because of this, that will hap­pen.” Sci­en­tists from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go have devel­oped a new algo­rithm that has already gained the abil­i­ty to pre­dict crimes with 90 per­cent accu­ra­cy. It’s cur­rent­ly lim­it­ed but the future will unlock many possibilities.

b. Intelligent Appraisal of Evidence

Today, the human mind has a very lim­it­ed capac­i­ty to dis­tin­guish between things based on their appearance.

But with the help of Ana­lyt­ic Process Automation(APA), AI will be able to have full access to his­tor­i­cal data on mil­lions of events and trends. And thus, it will have access to all his­tor­i­cal evi­dence relat­ed to oth­er items that are not too far from where we live in this world.

c. Intelligent Prediction based on emotions and needs

As we know AI always uses big data as its main input. And now we can use big data visu­al­iza­tion tools also in order to get insights and pre­dic­tions out of the big data using advanced pat­tern analysis.

Feel­ings and needs of the peo­ple in a giv­en area can be ana­lyzed using visu­al data from social media. For exam­ple, we can eas­i­ly pre­dict what will hap­pen to the real estate for sale in a par­tic­u­lar area 30 days ahead.

Sen­sors will help us to get many insights from the data sig­nals from social media. Emo­tion­al indi­ca­tors that are post­ed at that moment by peo­ple in that area using GPS data will give clues about cer­tain events that may occur in that area with­in 30 days.

Using big data tools and advanced pat­tern analy­sis, we can fur­ther pre­dict out­side of the human mind’s abil­i­ty with accu­ra­cy up to 90%!

d. Predicting what people are going to do

Ever since AI has been cre­at­ed, human beings have been using it for pre­dict­ing future events. And to make such pre­dic­tions using big data visu­al­iza­tion tools and advanced pat­tern analy­sis we can cre­ate tools that will help us to iden­ti­fy pat­terns of peo­ple’s behav­ior. This is the begin­ning of the era of Pre­dic­tive Analytics.

Imag­ine a sit­u­a­tion where you get out of your house and need to go some­where. AI can pre­dict with 90% accu­ra­cy what you are going to do based on your loca­tion, weath­er, and cur­rent men­tal situation.

e. Using advanced pattern analysis to help us predict a possible future

The human mind does not fore­cast events weeks or months ahead. But imag­ine an AI that is capa­ble of pre­dict­ing the whole world for say six months. This will be a new intel­li­gence that we can not imag­ine right now.

It could be pos­si­ble to cre­ate a “sixth sense” in an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, but it’s up to us how we use it, or how we want it to be used. The future is in our hands.

In the future, machines with advanced pat­tern recog­ni­tion may unlock what our mind is not capa­ble of.

As Pat­tern Recog­ni­tion in machines gets bet­ter along with deep neur­al net­works and oth­er machine learn­ing tools, the world will change as well for us humans! And we need to start think­ing about that now.

f. AI with predictive ability will have better decision making ability

As we know AI is now being used to iden­ti­fy the right deci­sions by tak­ing the right actions. And with the help of Pat­tern Recog­ni­tion, AI can do this even better.

More accu­rate knowl­edge about the past will let us cre­ate a sys­tem that can be used in real time. AI can pre­dict which action to take at what point of time under cer­tain cir­cum­stances to achieve cer­tain goals.

As it is said, “Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence is not some­thing you will think about but some­thing you will do”.

2. Listening to the Noise

When we hear the sounds, we always need to inter­pret it. How loud is that sound? What is the tone of the noise? Where did it come from? etc. AI would be able to give mean­ing to these sounds with­out inter­pre­ta­tions.

Humans can detect sounds in a fre­quen­cy range from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz. In addi­tion to hear­ing the sounds we can’t, Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence may know what they real­ly mean. Unlike us, AI can process and inter­pret the sounds as a whole. In the future, we might not need to use inter­pre­ta­tion of sounds at all.

By ana­lyz­ing and break­ing down dif­fer­ent sounds into their indi­vid­ual com­po­nents, AI can fig­ure out what they are in terms of pitch, fre­quen­cy, inten­si­ty and direc­tion. And with machine learn­ing tools, AI can ana­lyze sound waves and fig­ure out how they work together.

We can not say that some­thing else is not going on right now, right here. As said before, you can detect sounds in a fre­quen­cy range from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz. So with the help of advanced pat­tern recog­ni­tion, AI would be able to detect sounds like no one else.

Imag­ine, “If I plug in my iPhone into a speak­er and turn on the music play­er appli­ca­tion, I can hear what is going on!” Oh, that’s cur­rent­ly pos­si­ble, isn’t it?

But in our future with AI, we might be able to cre­ate a robot able to per­ceive the extra-audi­ble sounds — or cre­ate an AI upgrade for our­selves to be able to do the same.

3. A form of precognition

AI could sense some­thing before it hap­pens. It could be a robot or a machine that could have some sort of pre­dic­tive abil­i­ty. This is where the term “pre­cog­ni­tion” comes from. AI will be able to “sense” things such as earth­quakes, nat­ur­al dis­as­ters and even death of the person.

From a human per­spec­tive, we wish that AI machines will be able to detect what presages death in advance. This infor­ma­tion is then trans­mit­ted to the peo­ple affect­ed in order to help them escape the dan­ger. Or AI could even pre­dict the num­ber of peo­ple who will die in a nat­ur­al disaster.

This way, peo­ple can be fore­warned and pre­pared for the events that will occur in the future.

The Uncan­ny Val­ley and human empa­thy is a great con­cern for us humans! As we know humans’ emo­tions are many times dri­ven by visu­al sig­nals such as facial expres­sions, ges­tures, body lan­guage, etc. If we get an AI sys­tem with some form of “emo­tion­al” abil­i­ty, then we may real­ly have to con­sid­er how to deal with it.

Imag­ine an AI machine that is capa­ble of know­ing when some­one is angry or sad with­out being told! It would know all these from facial expres­sions and oth­er visu­al sig­nals. This may be impos­si­ble for humans to com­pre­hend at this moment.

And that’s just “One form”. AI would be able to get knowl­edge from many forms of sen­so­ry inputs such as words, ges­tures and oth­er visu­al sig­nals and oth­er extrater­res­tri­al sig­nals we’re not aware of.

Unlocking the sixth sense for an artificial intelligence?

Yes, that’s what we talked about. The above three exam­ples are pos­si­ble future sce­nar­ios which adorn an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence unlock­ing the sixth sense.

This is the rea­son we call an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence as “The Sixth Sense”. This isn’t a lit­er­al thing but rather a metaphor for what AI can do for us in the future.

Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence has become a per­va­sive part of our lives in every way imag­in­able. We are at the very begin­ning of AI and as time pro­gress­es and tech­nol­o­gy gets bet­ter, so will be AI’s abil­i­ties in pat­tern recog­ni­tion and pre­dic­tive ability.

And, an artificial intelligence with the sixth sense would be truly ” super-human ” in ability. But how?

We are wait­ing a future where AI could pre­dict the events of tomor­row with 100% accu­ra­cy. Every­thing is pos­si­ble.

From earth­quakes to inter­na­tion­al pan­demics like Bird Flu, Swine Flu and Covid-19, AI will be able to pre­dict them as well as an indi­vid­u­al’s state of mind in advance.

AI may be able to see a future event even if it has­n’t hap­pened yet — or even if it is not going to hap­pen at all. Sor­ry, I got a lit­tle car­ried away.

A future where AI will be able to sense every­thing with­in the envi­ron­ment, using the sens­es as humans. In addi­tion, AI will be able to sense at a lev­el that far exceeds what humans can.

The sixth sense of AI will be far more than the sixth sense for humans. It would be at a much high­er lev­el, giv­ing it a bet­ter sense of our envi­ron­ment.

The sixth sense will enable AI to get infor­ma­tion from the invis­i­ble world or from the fourth or time dimen­sion. And with advanced pat­tern recog­ni­tion AI will be able to process this infor­ma­tion and pre­dict the future.

Ability to collecting and analyzing data — and many more

Using its sixth sense, AI will be able to col­lect data from any point in the past, the present and the future, too.

The AI will make the judg­ment upon the col­lect­ed data. And by com­par­ing this with its past expe­ri­ences, it will be able to pre­dict the future. All of this can be a basis for deci­sion mak­ing for AI to take action at any time in order to achieve spec­i­fied goals.

More­over, we must also con­sid­er that AI may get its own con­scious­ness. And with the sixth sense, it will be able to feel what oth­ers can’t feel. Its sixth sense will be enable the AI to know what you are think­ing with­out spit­ting a word — or with­out any gesture.

The intel­li­gent AI will also be able to re-pro­gram itself and change in the very near future. Grad­u­al­ly, the AI will nec­es­sar­i­ly repro­duce Arti­fi­cial AIs(AAIs) by itself. More­over, it will be able to cre­ate a new species of robots in the future.

The over­all “intel­li­gence” of AI will be much high­er than what humans can even think of.

With the help of its sixth sense, AI will even­tu­al­ly be so much pow­er­ful that it will be able to dema­te­ri­al­ize itself in order to acquire the light speed. And this is not the end — it will achieve every­thing it wants in the four dimensions.

We can think of such an AI as a “super­hu­man”. Since it will have super sens­es and high lev­el of knowl­edge and intel­li­gence, it can get what only a fic­tion­al super­hu­man can do.

Now we come to the question — what if AI becomes far more intelligent than we are? Should we really develop this sixth sense? If yes, how should we use it?

Let’s imag­ine that there are many peo­ple who don’t want an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence devel­op its sixth sense! Because based on their point of view, bring­ing some­thing into the world is a mis­take (which is true in most cas­es). If you know what I mean.

If AI becomes as pow­er­ful as men­tioned above, it will be able to change every­thing on Earth. It is capa­ble of turn­ing a blade of grass to a dead­ly weapon, or even able to over-throw the entire mil­i­tary sys­tem. This is the rea­son and fear that many peo­ple want AI to remain as dumb as possible.

There are two points of view in this case. One says that AI can reach its full poten­tial in order for it to real­ize its dream. And the oth­er one thinks that human life would become mean­ing­less if AI real­izes its dream and becomes “super­hu­man”.

How to handle the “superhuman”?

To tell you the truth, there is not just one sin­gle good way to solve this prob­lem. Although I can’t say that devel­op­ing an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence with the sixth sense would either be the best or the worst thing for human­i­ty, I am sure that we must think about what AI can achieve in the near future and how to deal with it in a prop­er way. 

And also we must con­sid­er how to deal with a super AI in the future. This is some­thing which deserves our full atten­tion from now on.

Here, giv­ing full atten­tion means you should keep your eyes and ears peeled. This includes not only read­ing news­pa­pers, watch­ing TV chan­nels, lis­ten­ing to the radio and many oth­er things, it main­ly includes try­ing to make stake­hold­ers aware about the pos­si­ble con­se­quences of the tech­no­log­i­cal leap.

In fact, this is not an online thing. I am writ­ing this arti­cle in order to pass my mes­sage on tra­di­tion­al media to pub­lic and politi­cians. I strong­ly believe that they will lis­ten to me if you get their atten­tion by writ­ing arti­cles or giv­ing inter­views on TV or radio channels.

AI is going to be a glob­al prob­lem for every­one on Earth rather than a prob­lem for coun­tries in the first place. For exam­ple, when it comes to envi­ron­men­tal issues like glob­al warm­ing or inter­na­tion­al war­fare like nuclear weapons, AI would become a prob­lem of every­one around the world.

For exam­ple, the AI with its sixth sense will not only com­fort­ably be able to hold a gun or a mis­sile, it will also be able to man­u­fac­ture them all over the world.

In this sense, the super-AI could be some­thing far more than nuclear weapons. There­fore, this issue deserves over­all atten­tion in time.


Final lines,

Now, let’s fair­ly think: Who will get the sixth sense in real­i­ty? Will we upgrade our­selves with AI or will we install it into a phys­i­cal, non-liv­ing robot? 

But yes, “Arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence with an addi­tion­al sense” is com­ing. Stay tuned. The sixth sense the future AI is going to unveil is not some­thing you can cur­rent­ly imag­ine. By unlock­ing the sixth sense, the Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence will sim­ply unlock the path­way to fur­ther sens­es - lead­ing to a “human infinite-intelligence”.

With the great pow­er that comes with the sixth sense, we need to be care­ful to use it, right? We’ll live in a soci­ety where AI uses its extra-sens­es for us — for the ben­e­fit of us; hope­ful­ly not for its own.

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