AI and the Human Condition

Yi Hein Chai
21 min readMay 14, 2022

This article was first written in November 2018, in a 3 hour session on brain vomit. No research was done and hence there should be no expectation of any ideas expressed to be factually accurate. This article is now posted publicly for the first time for anyone interested.

Key Points

  1. Replacablility
  2. Income inequality
  3. Wars on progression of AI
  4. Absudity of life
  5. Biology research
  6. Problem with joining forces
  7. Yi Hein’s future plans
  8. Ambition
  9. Link between genes and coding
  10. Ride the wave, know about AI, if you can’t beat it, join it
  11. Limits, replacement ceiling to human extinction.
  12. Experience of learning same for humans and machine learning
  13. Machine to human ratio
  14. There is a difference between remembering and understanding — apply to AI — Azmi

When you break down the human condition and the requirements of existence, you will realise the fact about how absurd everything is. Let’s start with learning, and the idea of learning things. When we learn subject like biology and physics and chemistry, we feel like we are knowing more about the world and we are improving our knowledge and getting smarter. However, all that we are doing is to memorise and store information into our memory. The real absurd part comes when such information is actually just a set of rules that are created by…nobody knowns. One would begin to realise the absurd nature of learning when one learns to code. Coding is basically arbituary and entirely created by humans. For coding we are confident that it is invented and not discovered, because simply, we know exactly who created the certain rules and syntax. For example in python, it was just some guy in 2005 that created the entire programming language and within the programming language so much more is possible. So when one learns python, we are just learning about the arbituary rules created by someone else, it is someone’s invention, and you could be the one creating those arbituary rules. It is just like you writing your EE and millions of people study and memorise your EE is rules that explain the world. In the biology and physics (or chem) it is the same, except for the fact that we do not know who created those rules, the rules are just there, thre is no…

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