Dr. Iscovich on AI’s place in the human routine
Dr Iscovich, chairman of the Board of Directors for Potentia Analytics, has channelled his passion for psychiatry into co-writing with six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner and Michael Ashley, ‘Time Bubble: The Art and Science of Routine.’ This revolutionary literature discusses the future of the Artificial Intelligence revolution, and its predictions for aiding everyday human life.
Iscovich boldly states that in the not so far future, AI will tell us exactly what to do to achieve optimal living. This sentence does not carry the militant, dystopian weight that some may perceive, but refers to the indisputable fact that humans thrive in a structured environment. “The reality is, as biological organisms, our bodies and minds perform best when maintaining an equilibrium – We feel best when our environment is familiar, and our lives possess consistency.”
AI analytics to fine-tune our lives
Iscovich refers to the human “time-bubble”, which serves as a psychological barrier between the world and the individual, made up of the activities we spend our time engaging in. AI could monitor our daily routines with impartial patience and without judgement, analysing the data of our every day to offer us more efficient routines and solutions to maintain a fulfilled and healthy life. These suggestions result in a streamlined version of our own unique lifestyles, comprised of our particular interests, habits and passions, being suggested to us by our AI assistants.
AI seems bound for optimising human life in a host of ways, the striking difference made recently by AI is its ever-growing ability; no longer are computers limited to analysing large amounts of data, but they are now able to predict outcomes based on this data, making them able to assist humans in a revolutionarily insightful and future-savvy style.
Is personal AI the end of free will?
Of course, the implementation of AI in our daily lives will not entirely remove our free will and choice, it is still the individual who wakes up in the morning, very able to ignore his or her AI’s friendly suggestions. However, to those who seek to efficiently optimise their lives, and are happy to receive some impartial help, AI seems to provide an ideal solution and reminder. Looking to AI to influence our decisions and lives is not an entirely new concept; dating sites, internet cookies and other AI-powered systems all rely on the use of algorithms to provide us with the best match, be it a romantic partner or banner ad! AI could suggest that we might like to visit an upcoming exhibition, or monitor our resting heart rate and suggest a session of meditation, all in the plight to help us develop into the best version of ourselves.
This appears to be less of a ‘robot takeover’, but more so a revolution of man-made technology in corporate and personal platforms. AI is increasingly capabley and ready to help us transcend the boundaries of our current capabilities, to optimise our goals and to live our very best lives.