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  • Writer's pictureDr. Adrian Pujayana

Exploring the Differences Between Artificial Intelligence and Acquired Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Acquired Intelligence are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings and implications. AI is the ability of machines or software to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning, problem-solving, and decision-making. It is a programmed set of instructions, and is only as 'intelligent' as it's collective programmers are. Because AI algorithms are programmed by humans, AI also has a set of biases and set of values that are human influenced. Acquired intelligence, on the other hand, is the intelligence that humans or animals develop through experience, education, or culture. It is developed over time and experience, and cultivates a world-view based on the collective experience of that individual. The perspective developed by Acquired Intelligence can change over time, for better or for worse, but that is the realistic experience of humans, animals, and living beings. On another topic, wisdom can be differentiated from AI and Acquired Intelligence, and is a trait unique to human beings, allowing us to differentiate right from wrong and create a set of moral values.

Artificial Intelligence is a product of human intelligence. AI as a tool can help solve complex problems that utilize logic, and generate content (words, images, and even music) that fit certain criterias prompted by the individual. AI is often domain-specific, while acquired intlligence is domain-general. AI is usually designed to perform a specific task or function, such as playing chess, recognizing faces, or translating languages. AI ultimately needs a human prompt, or a stimulus in order to engage or activate itself to produce an action that is was programmed to perform.

Acquired intelligence, on the other hand, can be seen as a process of human or animal intelligence, influenced by multi-facets of their life experiences. Acquired intelligence is more flexible and adaptable, and it can be applied to various domains and situations, such as reading, writing, communicating, or reasoning. AI is often limited by the scope and quality of the data and algorithms that it uses, while acquired intelligence is often enhanced by the diversity and richness of the experience and culture that it draws from.

A third difference between AI and acquired intelligence is that AI is often static, while acquired intelligence is often dynamic. AI is typically fixed and stable, and it does not change or improve unless humans modify it. Acquired intelligence, on the other hand, is constantly changing and improving, and it can grow and evolve through learning and feedback. AI is often based on predefined rules and logic, while acquired intelligence is often based on emergent patterns and intuition.

In conclusion, AI and acquired intelligence are two different types of intelligence that have different origins, characteristics, and applications. AI is the intelligence that machines or software have, while acquired intelligence is the intelligence that humans or animals have. AI is created by humans, domain-specific, and static, while acquired intelligence is developed by humans or animals, domain-general, and dynamic. Understanding the differences between AI and acquired intelligence can help us appreciate the strengths and limitations of both, and how they can complement each other.

So why differentiate AI vs. AI? We, The Family Chiropractic Center of South Pasadena, utilize AI for a handful of tasks, and recently, to produce AI generated short articles which are proctored and editorialized by the doctors in order to make AI content relevant, accurate, and hopefully actionable for the reader. Hence, any articles in the future that has AI generated content will have the tag "AI vs AI" somewhere in it's title, indicating that human intellingence and discernment is also involved in the production of the article. Happy reading!

Dr. Adrian Pujayana

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