The article discusses the concept of a “world-sized robot” that has been unknowingly built through the Internet of Things (IoT). It explains that the classical definition of a robot, which involves sensing, thinking, and acting, is now embodied by the interconnected systems of the Internet. The author highlights the advancements in large-language models (LLMs) like GPT, which can understand human language and interact with systems designed for humans. The article predicts that by 2024, these AI systems will be connected to sensors and actuators, allowing them to control the physical world. It envisions scenarios where AI-driven devices make decisions based on environmental inputs and negotiate with power companies for energy usage. The article also discusses the future implications of AI systems group together and form a larger intelligence, managing industrial processes, finances, and even transportation systems. It emphasizes the need for trusted and trustworthy AI systems as control over these decentralized AIs becomes critical. The article concludes by suggesting that this future requires a shift in our perception of ourselves as part of larger interconnected systems and raises questions about governance and economy.
1. The Internet of Things has inadvertently created a “world-sized robot” that senses, thinks, and acts in the physical world.
2. Large-language models (LLMs) like GPT have improved human-like interactions with systems and will increasingly replace humans in various tasks.
3. By 2024, AI systems will be connected to sensors and actuators, allowing them to control and interact with the physical world.
4. AI-driven devices will make decisions based on environmental inputs and negotiate for optimal energy usage.
5. The future will see AI systems managing industrial processes, finances, and transportation systems, leading to a rethinking of governance and economy.