The AI Debate We Need to Have — The idea of ​​silicon rule over humans

M. Pajuhaan
2 min readNov 2, 2023

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Elon Musk against AI, Europe against AI, World against AI!

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In the impassioned debates about artificial intelligence, one idea seems particularly provocative yet worth considering: could AI, with its superior intellect and unbiased nature, govern humanity more effectively than our own flawed human leaders?

Consider this — human history is marred by war, corruption, and the often catastrophic consequences of ego-driven decisions. Despite our best efforts, we are inherently biased, emotional, and at times, irrationally stubborn. But imagine a governing system powered by AI: one that can process vast amounts of data, learn from outcomes, and make decisions based not on ambition or greed, but on logic, efficiency, and the greater good.

Naturally, the thought of ‘silicon life’ ruling over us strikes a dissonant chord. It conjures dystopian visions, fears of cold, calculated machines dictating our lives without a shred of human warmth. Yet, if we program empathy, ethical standards, and protective measures into their very code, could AI not only emulate but surpass our own emotional intelligence?

By leaving administration to AI, we could eliminate human error and biases that lead to systemic injustices. AI leaders wouldn’t vie for power or money; they would be impervious to bribery, fatigue, and mental health issues that affect human judgment. Decisions would be made purely on what’s best for the majority, with the ability to analyze global data in real-time, learning from the planet’s collective experiences to propose solutions no human could conceive.

Of course, the question of control looms large. Who programs the AI? Who ensures it remains a tool for the public good, not a weapon of subjugation? These are valid concerns. However, the argument here isn’t that we should blindly submit to machine overlords, but rather that we should seriously consider integrating AI into our decision-making systems, perhaps starting with certain administrative and managerial roles, and evaluate its potential to enhance human governance.

Human superiority is a notion we cling to, but in the face of potential self-destruction, could it be that the greatest act of humanity is to surrender the reins to an intelligence devoid of our weaknesses? As controversial as it may be, it’s a conversation worth starting — if only to understand the full potential of AI as a tool for humanity’s advancement. Could it be that the future doesn’t need to be human versus AI, but rather, humanity enhanced by AI? It’s a radical thought, but in this era of unprecedented technological leaps, perhaps it’s not as far-fetched as it seems.

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M. Pajuhaan

Design is my passion and expertise. I am an engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. Currently my focus is on designing businesses based on AI and robotics.