I've always been fascinated by evolution, human evolution in particular. But more precisely, how the things we do and the behaviours we have today could affect our evolution.
In the last few days, I've been thinking about AI (how strange...). Not only AI but how AI could affect our evolution.
Seeing as AI is taking over at a rapid pace, and we use it more and more, even for trivial things. We might get to a point where AI can do so many things for us, that we'll stop needing to do them as often, or at all.
This popped a question in my head. What are some things AI could do, that would lead to humans losing some part of their behaviours/intelligence/abilities/... as a part of evolution?
All of this, of course, at a time when AI is truly useful, integrated and can completely remove the need to do certain things.
Maybe we become dumber, as there's not much need to think as hard anymore, why would you, if you can just ask good old AI!
Or let's say that we get to a point, where some tyrannical leadership rules the world and forces all newborns to have AI implanted into their brains...
By having the AI integrated from birth, humans might lose the need for the ability to reason, as AI will do it for them. Or maybe AI is so good at remembering images, sound, texts, etc... that we don't need to learn to do those things, and over time, humans might become incapable of doing them without the implanted chip.
Possibilities are endless really, so what do you think?