EY AY – Artifical Intelicins

Aydın Soysal
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Artificial intelligence

Even the name scares me.

Artificial! Who did it?

It is as if we started it but it produces itself. Or let’s say “hand in hand”… For now, perhaps. Maybe he’ll let go of our hand and say, “I’m leaving, man”?

He says.

You know when you have a conversation with a friend about slippers and then you get “do you want to buy slippers” ads on your phone? Or “there’s someone who’s interested in what you’re interested in. Would you like to meet them”? says LinkedIn. When you go to the page of a country whose language you don’t speak, the site asks “do you want a translation”. “Len, how do you know that I don’t know the language, and who taught you the language I don’t know? Ayyyy … Ay!” That’s how it’s abbreviated in English. EY AY. So … Artifical Intellectuals.

Passport control from fingerprints at visa, identity recognition from facial photo at the airport, license plate in traffic, voice capture on the phone are all EY AY. There was a 2008 movie called “Eagle Eye”. I recommend it if you haven’t seen it. Technology that 15 years ago made us say “wow, look at your imagination” now makes the younger generation feel “well, it’s old”. Shall I say that the old days have it all? I didn’t say okay. Let’s put it this way. Artificial intelligence is evolving at an insane pace.

There are so many applications on movie channels that are popping up like mushrooms that I am amazed. I actually saw an example 5-6 years ago. We didn’t have it yet. I don’t know if it still exists, but I saw it with my own eyes. You’re watching Top Gun. The new one hadn’t come out yet. My brother Tom is wearing Raybans. You get a text message on your phone saying “Chaaat”. “Abi, we gave you 20% off Rayban. Here’s your code. You’ve bought and bought until now.” How do you know what I was watching at that hour, brother? There’s the phone, television, wi-fi, and so on… A criminal organization has been set up, and it has you in the palm of its hand. Then “I’m so scared that robots will take over humans”. It’s already done, don’t worry.

Not to mention how the games flew away. When my son plays Play Station, I feel like the armed forces have entered our house. It makes me want to yell, “Kıt’a stop” or something.

Another movie. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you do. The Imitation Game: Enigma. 2014 production. There is a 2001 Enigma, but I like the new one better. The movie is about mathematician Alan Turing. He is said to be the great-grandfather of the computer or, earlier, of machine intelligence, in a way, artificial intelligence.

Of course, his grandchildren took over. The examples I have given above may be a drop in the bucket. There is so much more going on that we don’t even know about and that we don’t even know that we don’t know about.

Unless I have misunderstood it too much and even oversimplified it – and I think I want to get it right first rather than simplifying it – this is actually a mathematics of learning. Some descendants who study and tinker with human ways of thinking and learning, code them and tell artificial intelligence to “play with it”. What are we already doing? We come to certain conclusions by multiplying what we have heard, seen, tasted, smelled, touched, that is, experiences and the knowledge we have gained from them, even – I hope – by questioning, re-learning or re-learning. This is how we age. Life is the sum of these things. It’s as if artificial intelligence is doing it for you. And even the things you don’t obsess about, he obsesses about and puts them in front of you.

For example, the other day I came across something like this on Instagram. You want to buy a shoe. The app puts that shoe on your foot. When you put your foot out and point the phone’s camera at your foot, it says, “Look, if you buy that shoe, it will look like this on your foot.” Or glasses. It looks like this on your face. I wasn’t that impressed, to be honest. As an analog member of the digital age, I said, “Brother, I still need to wear it. Will those shoes be tight, will the glasses hit my nose?” I sneered. I thought that experience was not enough for me to order.

Or a refrigerator equipped with artificial intelligence collects information on how many eggs you eat per week, determines a critical threshold from the average consumption data, and alerts you when the eggs fall below that threshold. “Abi, we’re out of eggs, run and buy some at the market.” If you splash the cash and buy the top model, and there’s a ready supplier on the other side of the bridge, the fridge creates an online sales order and orders eggs for the market.

In short, artificial intelligence monitors and counts what is happening, determines an average, a trend, a pattern, and brings the possible consequences of this and the actions that can be taken, the decisions that can be made. As we say, you reap what you sow. I would not be lying if I said that artificial intelligence gives more. When you give it information, it even stores side data for you that you did not even imagine at the beginning. Of course, you should have thought to ask. If you wondered, “What time do I eat my eggs?”, that is, if you asked the artificial intelligence, when that moment comes, the artificial intelligence can answer your question from the accumulated data by saying, “Brother, wait a minute”.

Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Then I thought. Sometimes in business life they introduce systems that fly and run. Reporting, vehicle tracking systems, production or logistics applications. They have many features. It’s amazing what experiences they have accumulated and how they generalize them or bend them to specific situations. How they put this into practice is unexplainable. That horizon is truly astonishing. But I’m saying it’s not for us. I’m so annoying. I turn my nose up. If you are an artifical intellectual, I am driving with EY AY because I am such a “breed”. Not because… not yet. Why?

There is a saying I have used a lot until today. My colleagues may have been sick of hearing it. I say, “If something doesn’t have manual, it can’t be automated”. What I really want to say is this. If you don’t know what you are looking for, or if you don’t know what to look for, what will take you forward, what you need, then maybe those programs that are flying around are not giving you what you really need. Because if you are dazzled by the illuminated signs in the default, that is, the basic version of the program prepared with assumptions, you can also cling to things you don’t need to take you forward. Take pen and paper and write. Tell me a sentence. I need this. What I really want to know is… That’s what systems analysts do. They take that paper and give it to the programmer. But you’re the real number… and you don’t know it.

So artificial intelligence aside, basic intelligence is about identifying what you really want, what you really need. And that’s where the AI you’re looking for help from will look. You have it. In your data. Your past, your experiences, your mistakes, your successes… Artificial intelligence can draw you a path according to the orientation of these data, these patterns. You have both the ability to take advantage of it… and the intelligence to do something crazy, to reject all this and imagine a completely different reality, the unknown leading to a completely different future…

It’s not smart to fall in love with AI without using that intelligence.

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