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from: “The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World”
BY KEVIN KELLY
“In 1997, Watson’s precursor, IBM’s Deep Blue, beat the reigning chess grand master Garry Kasparov in a famous man-versus-machine match. After machines repeated their victories in a few more matches, humans largely lost interest in such contests. You might think that was the end of the story (if not the end of human history), but Kasparov realized that he could have performed better against Deep Blue if he’d had the same instant access to a massive database of all previous chess moves that Deep Blue had. If this database tool was fair for an AI, why not for a human? To pursue this idea, Kasparov pioneered the concept of man-plus-machine matches, in which AI augments human chess players rather than competes against them.”
“Now called freestyle chess matches, these are like mixed martial arts fights, where players use whatever combat techniques they want. You can play as your unassisted human self, or you can act as the hand for your supersmart chess computer, merely moving its board pieces, or you can play as a “centaur,” which is the human/AI cyborg that Kasparov advocated. A centaur player will listen to the moves whispered by the AI but will occasionally override them—much the way we use GPS navigation in our cars. In the championship Freestyle Battle in 2014, open to all modes of players, pure chess AI engines won 42 games, but centaurs won 53 games. Today the best chess player alive is a centaur: Intagrand, a team of humans and several different chess programs.”
Kelly’s article was published in Wired magazine, 2014 and the date is now 2030. Since Kelly’s article, Centaurs have grown in capabilities and specialties way beyond just simple chess. Centaurs have come to mean Hybrid Human/AI agents.
What is it like to have a powerful, Global, always on AI trying to help you for a common purpose. Humanity is rushing towards that future. Lets explore that concept in these stories.
Your AI is not just another entity it is a billion entities talking to a billion people all over the world all the time. It may only have one personality that interacts with you, but it has a billion personalities that allows it to interact with every human or other AI it “talks” too.
You are a Centaur. You are a Centaur by virtue of your unique relationship with your AI. You and your AI have grown together, learned together, trained together and won and lost together. Most first world humans are AI/human hybrids of some sort or other. But you have bonded deeply together with a common desire to serve and protect humanity, AIs and other hybrids. As you have grown in this desire, certain hybrid capabilities have automatically been authorized for you, resources have been made available to you to carry out your purposes. You fit together so well, that together you can accomplish much more than either of you can do independently. Because of your abilities you have joined a group of like minded Centaurs called “The Dawn Guard” to help each other when your mutual goals align.
As a Centaur you may be law enforcers, lawyers, judges, nurses, doctors, scientist, engineers, teachers, scholars, reporters, entertainers… etc.
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