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By: Hp Creative Space On: March 11, 2018

Can artificial intelligence research know you better than you

This is the idea behind the article titled “Artificial Intelligence May Know You Better Than You Know Yourself” by IlkerKoksal. The example of fitness training in the article is demonstrating that artificial intelligence (AI) may know you better than you do. The conclusion is that AI can construct a healthier diet, a better exercise regime and so on.

The AI program can also provide reminders, reschedule your workouts and much more. But is this knowing you better than you?

Scientists have never been accused of being great chefs

They have never been accused of being great athletes. If you remember all those movies that have nerds in them, they were the 98-pound weaklings, not the young healthy and strong athlete.

It seems that the AI technology for fitness is in the wrong hands. Even the movie Rocky 4 showed how science was used then ultimately beaten by a naturally trained athlete.

Positive AI athletic contributions

But let’s not ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ just yet. AI can still make great contributions to those who want a healthier lifestyle and body. To use its ability to scan locations, danger zones and traffic for a safe running route is a smart move.

Running in a safe area is wiser than taking one’s life into their own hands. Using AI to help you plan a meal is also smart. You can use the health information to design a better diet for you as you train.

Using algorithms,  AI can also make decisions before you think about them as well as provide real-time updated information.

The real message

The article, by IlkerKoksal, may have a different message than letting you see how AI knows you better than you do. Its content shows how companies are using technology for a marketing advantage. Not how AI knows you.

Companies are using AI for an edge over their competitors. This is seen in the words

“Companies that chose to develop smart fitness technologies for their customers are confident they’ll provide a better experience than their traditional counterparts”

AI may not know you better than you do. All that is happening is that companies are using AI to make more sales.

Some Final Thoughts

There are real contributions to fitness that AI can make. The machine learning ability AI possess will allow it to retrieve and analyze data most humans cannot access. The fitness devices will also provide encouragement if you start to falter in your work out performance.

Then, it will make certain choices for you not based on your preferences alone.  It will include the preferences of others before making that decision. Are these contributions demonstrating that AI knows you better than you know yourself?

Not really. It is evidence that AI will use certain data as evidence to make guesses about what you want or should do. But that is about it. What is demonstrated is that AI can lend a hand in your fitness and dietary programs.

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