In 2024, the year of humanity's survival against GenAI presented by AIS NEXT

In 2024, the year of humanity's survival against GenAI

In the past year, the emergence of ChatGPT by the OpenAI team in December 2022 drew significant attention, surprising many with its capabilities. Within just two months of its launch, over 100 million people had tried ChatGPT, a milestone achieved much faster than platforms like Netflix (10 years), Facebook (4 and a half years), Instagram (2 and a half years), and even TikTok (9 months).

Following this, the trend of using GenAI exploded globally, becoming a 'must-have' for everyone. The subsequent challenge is the widening Digital Divide, influenced by the integration of GenAI with technologies such as 5G, IoT, Blockchain, and Edge Cloud Computing. Whether this divide expands, or narrows depends on the industry's commitment to corporate sustainability.

AIS NEXT highlights that deep tech will become easily accessible and a standard tech, presenting both challenges and opportunities. Therefore, let's all keep an eye on the Tech Trends in 2024 to find answers for shaping our lives together."

"Flattened Metaverse:

It is predicted that by the end of 2024, there will be around two hundred billion IoT devices. These include not only smartphones and computers but also various tools, toys, household appliances, and even toothbrushes. These devices collect user data and are increasingly powered by AI models, trending towards on-device and edge computing for faster processing, almost comparable to the speed of the fastest networks. This means that customer-used devices embed intelligence to avoid frequent connections to the public cloud, and these AIs can be commanded or fine-tuned for better performance from large-scale cloud computing, utilizing fast and stable connections like 5G.

However, these smart devices still fall within the purview of companies acting as data controllers. Meanwhile, people are becoming more conscious of health and safety, coupled with freedom in the use of technology. The "lowered" walls of various companies will lead to the development of protocols for exchanging data between products and services via Blockchain more easily. This resembles users traveling from one 'Verse' (company) to another, enhancing the intelligence of IoT and the multiverse.

Certainly, detecting and preventing cyber threats, user identification with biometrics, encryption, and abnormal behavior detection will become unavoidable tasks for AI.

For user devices for the Metaverse, as being majorly influenced by Meta that they would come in the form of goggles playing AR/VR objects, they are being "flattened." This means an increased use of metaverse in 2D or IoT formats. The introduction of Apple Vision Pro is something to watch, questioning whether humans will accept this new interface."

"My Data, My Oil:

Many people are becoming aware that the intelligence of AI comes from vast amounts of data, which, in turn, is derived from user interactions with Connectivity, IoT, and Cloud technologies. Therefore, the convenience provided by service providers to users often involves the use of user data for product and service development. While requesting user participation in data usage is common, using that data to develop AI models for other purposes can be challenging to verify and might seem unfair to users.

As a result, there is an increasing demand for transparency and user involvement in data usage. This trend is expected to be prominent in technologies like Metaverse and Web3, where user data is likened to crude oil waiting to be refined. Service providers will only be able to utilize this data if the benefits for users in exchange are deemed valuable, and users have the right to be forgotten. This dynamic is likely to shift back in favor of users.

Good Questioners Required!

Technological advancements following Moore's Law and capitalist systems drive both positive and negative changes globally. The development of GPT-3, requiring 45 terabytes of data and 175 trillion parameters, displays impressive generative AI capabilities. In China, Wu Dao 2.0 developed GenAI with 1.75 trillion parameters. GPT-4, expected to surpass these capabilities, might have between 1.76 and 176 trillion parameters.

Most companies cannot afford the investment needed for data centers or cloud computing to build AI models from scratch. Hence, organizations would use existing GenAI to further tailor and adapt that to fit with their contexts.

Essentially, employees in these organizations will need to learn how to use GenAI effectively by asking appropriate questions, potentially creating income opportunities by selling these question sets. These question sets could be a part of the organizations' products if the right business models were in place.

The remarkable capabilities of GenAI in connecting with IoT systems and common protocols for various applications disrupt the traditional approach to IT system development. The choice of programming languages, once dominated by languages like JavaScript, Golang, and Python, is now shifting towards English and Chinese.

Being Used, or Be Using:

GenAI resulting from technological progress in chipsets, connectivity, IoT, Cloud, Big Data, and AI/ML contributes positively to society. It accelerates learning, replaces tedious tasks, aids in product design, reduces creative barriers, assists in disease analysis, suggests new drugs, etc. AI also diminishes communication barriers across languages and decreases production and transportation costs, potentially mitigating greenhouse gas problems.

However, if society faces challenges in accessing or understanding technology, the consequences could exacerbate societal issues. Users must be conscious when using technology, starting with an awareness of how GenAI is created by a group of individuals with potentially biased perspectives. Developing AI without bias and emphasizing diversity remains a significant challenge, particularly given the enormous number of parameters in these GenAIs, so to make the AI explainable is nearly impossible. Thus, awareness is crucial.

To harness the benefits of GenAI while avoiding potential pitfalls, individuals need to continue developing themselves. Over-reliance on GenAI for answers without critical analysis can hinder the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Approximately 800 million jobs may be replaced by AI, making it crucial for individuals to adapt GenAI to enhance their own capabilities, rather than allowing AI to dictate their value.

For those who cannot or do not want to adapt, creating jobs that require physical skills not easily replaceable by AI is essential. These include sports, physical therapy, nursing, art from construction work, dance choreography, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, among others. These professions offer new job security in this era, as it will take longer for GenAI to overcome the mentioned physical challenges.

However, it is advisable to train in using AI as a tool to elevate physical skills. This approach ensures the best outcome for individuals in this transformative period."

Awakening Frogs, hopefully!

The UN's declaration of the world's boiling state in July last year has generated a global impetus. The desire to address this issue at an individual level is emerging more within various organizations. Sustainable strategies and reuse are becoming integral parts of production and services. Technologies like IoT and blockchain are being used to assess the efficiency of various equipment, spanning from buildings and storage to distribution and transportation in the supply chain. This extends to tracking reuse, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and recycling in novel ways.

One-third of consumers are awakening to this issue, making decisions to choose products and services aligning more with the circular economy. Digital token technologies usable across various verses will play a supportive role in fostering user participation.

This encapsulates the 2024 Tech Trend through AIS NEXT's lens, with the crucial aspect being "Being Used or Be Using." Without this awareness, humanity might end up being governed lower class, overshadowed by various AIs and deep technologies. The choice is in our hands.

In 2024, the year of humanity's survival against GenAI