Will AI Grant Us Immortality?
With the rapid pace of technological advancement, it is not difficult to imagine a future in which AI can keep us alive indefinitely. While some may view this as a scary prospect, it is also an exciting one. Imagine being able to live forever and explore the universe without having to worry about your physical body. With AI, this could become a reality.
Today we use AI to remove tedious chores, or save on costs, or create cool toys. We still think of AI as being some kind of independent actor, and I like to think that's the wrong way to think about it. AI can do things which we can't. - David Anitoiu, Parti Co-founder
It's hard to predict the future of AI. It's already revolutionized many industries. The future is difficult to predict with AI as a variable because AI is constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, so it is difficult to know how it will be used in the future.
If AI is an extension of humanity that is created to help solve problems, then it is not outlandish to anticipate that it will help us prolong life.
AI is already helping prolong human life in the medical field by providing doctors with better diagnostic tools and helping to develop new treatments for diseases. AI is also being used to create personalized medicine, which tailors treatments to each individual patient’s unique genetic makeup.
How much longer until AI is able to perform major, life-saving surgery with pin-point precision, or download our conscious mind into a mechanical body?
Imagine having a swarm of nanobots which could perform cancer surgery inside your body, or repair damaged heart muscles. Such a swarm would be difficult for a human to control. It would be better to declare the intent: "Remove brain tumor". - David Anitoiu, Parti Co-founder
Best believe that is on the horizon. How could it not?
Imagine a time where AI can generate a health report by scanning your body. This report would also factor in your diet, health history, family history, and other genetic and environmental inputs you've received in your life.
Now, imagine getting your odds of developing a disease or projection of how many years you have left until you pass based on this information. Scary, right?
"You have a 20% chance of developing lung cancer based on your secondhand smoke exposure, family history, and other factors. Here is your personalized diet, exercise, and behavior plan that will reduce this by 10% over the course of the next two years."
Don't fear. You may also receive a personalized wellness plan designed by AI. The AI walks you through exercising, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc. It'll give you progress reports each day to show you how your decisions and behavior increased or decreased your odds.
"Congratulations. You've likely added eight months to your life by successfully executing 83% of your wellness plan over the last two months".
Whether analyzing patterns in large data sets to identify early signs of disease, developing new treatments for diseases, or prolonging human life in a myriad of other ways, AI is going to move humanity closer to immortality.