AI: Humanity is the Antidote!

As I wax poetically as LBI Digital’s main blog contributor for 2023 (new workload, who dis?) I’m pulling loads of inspo from the LBI podcast: Money, Sex & Politics.  And whilst I love to work smarter and not harder, I’ve been a bit of a slow adopter for this AI surge beyond the chatter, screaming fright of “The Bots are coming, the Bots are coming!” I usually first ask myself if we can see past the hype machines of wild new cycles of intense myopia and get real with what is actually happening??

I am only now giving it a test run on my own writing projects because a) I feel compelled af to build #techforgood because we can! And b) even though it feels like we are in a reality TV episode of The Jetson’s whilst wearing Google Glasses orating us Orwellian snippets from 1984 in your voice of choice a la Siri, we do have a say in how fast or slow, light or dark and even how much value we allow technology to take from us.

Ever the judge-y Shebrew, I like to watch and listen to others critique art, science, politics and well, basically, culture. But before I fully jump in to make my own judgment. I’m a nerd. I like to study things AND then dig in once I think I have an idea of the zeitgeist around it. Straight out the gate, I see the current hype on AI to be a bit narrow because we as humans have tried to build it as an extension of ourselves however, it – and I say “it” bc robots do not have gender, they don’t have any parts that make them human, and they cannot cry! Those robots look radically different than we do simply because we are actually collaborating with tech to make those ‘its’ in the first place. But again, I want to dispel my own disbeliefs and short judgements and explore the dang tech itself.   So join me, won’t you??


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In my purest right brain/ left brain combo of creative/ dweeb mode, I have gone ahead and tested the Chat GPT; which I love to call Chat GI Joe but more on that & a myriad of other cute pet names for my bot later!

I’ve asked the Robot D’ Chat to come up with some blog articles on the topic of AI – super meta, right? I also wanted to compare how El Chat thinks of itself by encouraging it to think harder. For example, I first enter the prompt : ‘How is the internet like the human brain?’

It had a very basic answer lacking depth and my own human brain thought “Come on bots, you are smarter than this!” I then prompted the Internet Trolling Robot – pet name Itter– to search using the algorithms of  LLMs to garner the information I was asking it to fetch with a more specific ask to see if this **recent buzz is worth the squeeze. 

**It’s important to note that AI has been put into practice since the 1960’s at MIT and that we are seeing a huge surge of it in pop culture right now is likely due to a myriad of reasons including but not limited to more humans understanding our own power and being less inclined to be trolled by anyone, including a cute Small Wonder of a virtual assistants (which is honestly very creepy looking back at it. Sorry we didn’t help ya, Vicki girl : ). But this tech wasn’t built in a silo. Nothing ever is and it’s imperative that we look to the build of this tech and begin to ensure it is used as #techforgood

Also interesting to notice around that same time in 1962 Bernard Katz modeled neurotransmission across the space between neurons known as synapses. Then in 1966, Eric Kandel and collaborators examined biochemical changes in neurons associated with learning and memory storage in Aplysia.

The 1970’s didn’t produce much headline news about the internet or advances in  neuroscience but as art history always shows, the collaborative effect of our collective consciousness strikes again! And in 1981 Catherine Morris and Harold Lecar combined techniques of studying the brain in the Morris–Lecar model. Such increasingly quantitative work gave rise to numerous biological neuron models at the very same time that a new- found, adorable electronic newspaper called the telepaper was being lauded as ‘experimental’!

What if we consciously developed the various systems of the internet to do much like the brain does but with human consciousness ??

This heart count over head count idea leads with intention and puts the users’ experience first as we explore the multitudes of ways of using tech yet undiscovered; likely because we haven’t included the diversity of humanity in its build.

Just like that of the brain, in studying the internet and its possibility, we have yet to fully discover all of the ways in which a wired system like the brain can operate when it actually connects all of its systems to one another to fully support its functioning. The brain connects its wiring to the spinal cord and on through the body directing it to do things so quickly and seemingly unconsciously. 

But what if we could consciously program the bots to better use AI for good? Or at the very least, Control-ALT-Delete the propensity for us to say tech is taking over whilst shouting uncontrollably “The Bots are coming! The Bots are coming!”


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Back to asking the Chat to write the blog. When I asked it to tell me about AI being related to human brain synopsis, here is what it had to say:

(also, do I use quotes for a robot’s words?? Honestly, IDK!!)


🤖 <<You’re absolutely right. The comparison between the internet and the human brain is a fascinating one and has been a topic of discussion in various fields, including neuroscience, computer science, and artificial intelligence. While the two are vastly different in many aspects, there are some interesting similarities and parallels that can be drawn.>>


The bot went on to compliment my human brain by listing a very detailed & organized comparison. You know my human brain loooooves a list! 


  1. **Complex Networks:** Both the internet and the human brain are incredibly complex networks. The internet is a network of interconnected devices and servers, while the brain consists of billions of neurons and synapses that are connected to form intricate networks.
  2. **Information Processing:** Both systems are involved in information processing. The internet processes and transfers digital data, while the brain processes sensory input, thoughts, and emotions.
  3. **Parallel Processing:** The brain and the internet are capable of parallel processing, allowing them to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. In the case of the internet, this means handling multiple users and data streams, while the brain can process various sensory inputs concurrently.
  4. **Adaptability:** Both systems exhibit a degree of adaptability. The internet can route data around network failures, and the brain can rewire itself to compensate for damage or changes in sensory input.
  5. **Learning and Memory:** The brain is renowned for its ability to learn and store vast amounts of information. Similarly, the internet accumulates and stores an enormous amount of digital data, making it a vast repository of knowledge and information.
  6. **Emergent Properties:** Both systems exhibit emergent properties, where complex behaviors or functions arise from the interactions of simpler components. In the brain, consciousness and thought emerge from the interactions of neurons. In the internet, phenomena like social networks and online communities emerge from the interactions of users and websites.

However, it’s important to note that the internet is a human-made system designed for specific purposes, such as data transmission and communication, while the human brain has evolved over millions of years to support a wide range of functions, including cognition, emotion, and perception.

While we have made significant strides in understanding both the internet and the brain, there is still much we don’t know. The study of both systems is ongoing, and researchers continue to explore their complexities and possibilities. It’s likely that we will uncover even more parallels and opportunities for learning from one another as we delve deeper into the study of these remarkable systems.>>


This right here: … it’s important to note that the internet is a human-made system designed for specific purposes, such as data transmission and communicationTHIS IS KEY!!


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🤖 <<….The study of both systems is ongoing, and researchers continue to explore their complexities and possibilities. It’s likely that we will uncover even more parallels and opportunities for learning from one another as we delve deeper into the study of these remarkable systems.>>


We know so little about ALL that the human brain can do and is capable of. Like did you know that the human brain actually keeps shifting and growing its capacity well into adulthood? It was previously thought that after early childhood, patterns are set, never to be re-wired; that old dogs could never learn new tricks. But au contre mon ami! Our brains have so much elasticity and we are still learning just how much.

As with the internet, we have only seen 2 versions of it so far. The iterations of variations from Web 1, 2 and soon to be 3.0 has us realizing – if only a few to start- that the exploration of the dark matter of the world wide web is as nefarious and undiscovered as our own human brains. 


I went on to ask Chat GI Joe to tell me if it agreed that the antidote of AI is the human brain and here is what it said :  


🤖 <<It’s important to clarify the relationship between AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the human brain. AI is not necessarily an antidote or direct opposition to the human brain; rather, AI is a technology developed by humans to simulate or replicate certain aspects of human intelligence and problem-solving.>>


OK!! So it knows who its creator is. But here is the other thing. Chat GPG or as I love to jest Chat GI Joe is just one version of a piece of algorithm technology currently being used with its headliner as AI. We don’t need technology to further colonialism which ultimately touts that there is only one way to skin a cat or anyone who isn’t like US is the enemy. In this case, and I’d argue in most, intelligence is some kind of spectrum and isn’t actually just a duplicate of us humans. Thank god!

And it’s even more important to note that Chat GPT is owned by Open AI– with leaders made up of billionaires with not a large variation of cultural or gender background: Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Peter Thiel, Ilya Sutskever, Jessica Livingston, and Reid Hoffman. This is certainly not the most diverse group of tech leaders AND it’s also notable that many of them, including Dr. Jeffery Hinton has called for an AI timeout. Womp womp! 

See, the thing is, the spectrum of intelligence is way more interesting than we can build in a box. 

But we have this uncanny human need to build the box first even if the systems are already growing around us! But let’s be real. What AI is not is a factory of brains being grown in a jar.

Intelligence is relational and comes from our experience in the real world, not artificial, not just human but also not just inside our brain. Our physical & emotional experiences affect our human intelligence as does our environment, the families we are born into and so much more. 

Intelligence whether we are talking artificial or real deal is embodied and can’t be reduced to just thinking in the same way AI can’t be seen as just a reductive siloed system of technology somehow untouchable by human control. We built it after all and we can build it better if we are actively exposing for its shadows AND building #tequity into the models; both LLMs as well as the actual structure of companies that build this kind of tech.

And because I love a good list, let’s see what the bot’s list of quasi organized thoughts form into with cute bullet points when I asked it : Is the antidote of AI the human brain??


  1. **Complementary Roles:** AI and the human brain can complement each other. AI systems can perform specific tasks, such as data analysis, pattern recognition, and automation, with great speed and accuracy. Human brains, on the other hand, excel at tasks that require creativity, emotional intelligence, moral judgment, and complex decision-making. In many scenarios, AI and humans can work together effectively.
  2. **Tools for Augmentation:** AI technologies can be used as tools to augment human capabilities. For example, AI-powered software can assist doctors in diagnosing diseases, help researchers analyze vast datasets, or aid artists in creating digital art. In these cases, AI serves as a support system rather than an antidote to the human brain.
  3. **Ethical Considerations:** The development and use of AI raise ethical questions and concerns, such as job displacement, privacy, and bias in algorithms. These issues should be carefully addressed to ensure that AI serves human interests and values.
  4. **Limitations of AI:** While AI has made significant advancements, it still lacks the holistic cognitive abilities and consciousness of the human brain. AI systems operate based on algorithms and data, whereas human brains possess general intelligence and adaptability that allow us to navigate a wide range of situations and challenges.

In summary, AI is not an antidote to the human brain, but rather a technology created and controlled by humans. The relationship between AI and the human brain is complex and evolving, and the two can coexist in ways that leverage their respective strengths and capabilities. The goal is often to use AI to enhance human capabilities and improve our quality of life while being mindful of ethical and societal implications.>>

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So then, what are the benefits of AI, dearest robot digital newsie ??

Now this gets good. I had to ask the bot a few times- actually saying, try again to get this detail of a list. I really want to give Chat GI Joe the benefit of the doubt, so I said – nicely- please try again. And here is what I got:


🤖 <<Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers a wide range of benefits across various industries and applications. Here are some of the key benefits of AI:

  1. **Automation:** AI can automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks, improving efficiency and reducing the need for human intervention. This is particularly valuable in industries like manufacturing, finance, and customer service.
  2. **Accuracy:** AI systems can perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and consistency, reducing errors and improving overall quality. This is critical in fields like healthcare, where precision is vital.
  3. **Data Analysis:** AI can quickly analyze vast amounts of data, identifying patterns and insights that would be difficult or impossible for humans to discern. This capability is invaluable for data-driven decision-making in business and research.
  4. **Personalization:** AI enables the personalization of products and services. Recommendations on streaming platforms, personalized marketing, and customized user experiences on websites are all driven by AI algorithms.
  5. **Cost Savings:** By automating tasks and streamlining processes, AI can lead to significant cost savings for businesses. This includes reduced labor costs and improved resource allocation.
  6. **24/7 Availability:** AI-powered systems can operate 24/7 without the need for breaks or rest. This ensures continuous service availability and support.
  7. **Improved Healthcare:** AI can assist in medical diagnoses, drug discovery, and treatment recommendations. Machine learning models can analyze medical images and patient data to aid healthcare professionals in making more accurate decisions.
  8. **Enhanced Customer Service:** Chatbots and virtual assistants powered by AI can provide immediate customer support, answer inquiries, and resolve issues around the clock.
  9. **Safety:** AI can be used to enhance safety in various domains, including autonomous vehicles that reduce the risk of accidents, predictive maintenance in industries, and security systems that detect anomalies.
  10. **Innovation:** AI fosters innovation by enabling the development of new products and services. For example, AI is driving advancements in robotics, natural language processing, and computer vision.
  11. **Environmental Impact:** AI can be applied to optimize energy consumption, reduce waste, and make processes more environmentally friendly. It plays a role in sustainable practices and conservation efforts.
  12. **Accessibility:** AI technologies, such as speech recognition and text-to-speech, improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities by making digital content and services more inclusive.
  13. **Scientific Discovery:** AI aids researchers in areas like genomics, climate modeling, and drug discovery by accelerating the analysis of complex data and simulations.
  14. **Supply Chain Optimization:** AI can optimize supply chain operations, leading to better inventory management, demand forecasting, and logistics planning.
  15. **Enhanced Creativity:** AI-driven tools can assist artists, designers, and writers by generating ideas, suggesting improvements, or automating certain creative tasks.

It’s important to note that while AI offers numerous benefits, it also raises ethical, privacy, and societal considerations that need to be carefully addressed.

Balancing the advantages of AI with responsible and ethical development and deployment is essential to harness its full potential for the benefit of society.>>


OK then! Let’s say that again for the people in the back :

It also raises ethical, privacy, and societal considerations that need to be carefully addressed. Balancing the advantages of AI with responsible and ethical development and deployment is essential to harness its full potential for the benefit of society.






Intelligence can’t be boxed and sold so easily so please don’t buy the hype, at least night so fast! How can our curiosity of our own human intelligence allow us to think new thoughts about the world instead of the same old things systems?

I’ve said it before, we cannot simply put pink on the patriarchy.

Adapting old and outdated modalaties for a new inclusive world requires more than simple system updates. Just as our brains have evolved, our use of tech must also . Additional pathways of outer tech need to be discovered as curiously as those who study the brain explore neuroplasticity. And with tech, we can’t just keep pretending any of it – AI or otherwise- is built in some sort of vacuum none of us have the button to adjust. That is simply not the case.

We built it. Now let’s break it!

Join me and other #thoughtleaders, #industrydisruptors and #businessactivists on changing the course of tech and thus the world! #ComeBackstage and let’s #Glowup the internet together!


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