The sentence of the neuroscientist Edgard Morya highlights the complexity of the human brain and how these potentials are the great “trump card” in the midst of the technological revolution 

The technological revolution and the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have triggered discussions about the role of the human being in this “ultra digital” context and the impact of the machines in the economy, in the generation of jobs and in social relationships. 

In fiction movies and stories, Artificial Intelligence tends to reinforce a pessimistic perspective with machines determined to dominate the world, transforming human beings into mere accessories of existence. In practice, the technological advancement of AI can be perceived in experiences that the consumer has in day-to-day operations. They are materialized in the recommendation of products, services, music and movies on streaming platforms or in retail, in addition to the robots of customer service, like the chatbot. 

The Coordinator of Research of the International Institute of Neuroscience Edmond and Lily Safra, Edgard Morya, highlights that these technologies are tools that enhance and improve the quality of people’s lives, especially for the execution of repetitive and monotonous activities. For the neuroscientist, these are intrinsically human characteristics that best complement and differentiate themselves from technological advances. “The beauty of the human brain is non-deterministic in its complexity to create in different ways, based on the experience of life of that brain throughout life. It is influenced by the environment, hormones, food, personal characteristics dependent on memory, emotion and cognition. Our conscience is unique, depends on the functioning of our brain and of all the learning experienced by that person. In this sense, the technologies developed to help our potential are positive for the future. The technologies that attempt to make people dependent on themselves will be reviewed,” he analyzes.

This coexistence, the great “trump card” of humanity is in investment in education and in knowledge, in addition to the potential for holding activities with purpose and that are capable of generating positive impact. “Human knowledge is different to digital storage media. Learning to evaluate the technologies and being aware of choices of life are characteristics that technology cannot replace. Having the autonomy to make decisions, both personal and professional are characteristics that we must value even more in people to bring diverse solutions”, concludes the researcher who will be present at the 2021 edition of Sicredi’s Youth Summit.