As human beings, we are born with some great attributes and with some inadequacies. The primary causes of these attributes, both positive and negative, are genes, environment, mind and luck. Until now, we were typically constrained by the boundaries placed on us by these attributes.
But what if we can move the boundaries created by our genes, environment, mind and luck? We can be super human, right? No, we can't. But we can at least have a productive, successful, and happy life.
Though we have an in-depth knowledge of the human body our understanding of the human brain is still at its infancy. To help move the boundaries it is critical that we need a more complete model of how the brain works.
This is the core is the Dharma’s mission. We aim to alter the effects of our genes, environment and mind to help us reach our goals.
As research into artificial intelligence becomes more widespread, the understanding of how our brain works also improves. To build a better model of the brain, our work is being extended to take advantage of AI principles. However, the mission remains the same and even becomes more time-critical.
As we are building the foundations of artificial intelligence and discussing the advantages and disadvantages to humanity; it is time to ask two questions: “If AI inherits the human inadequacies would we be fine with the result?” and, “Would it not be better to understand and solve our limitations before we design AI in our image?”
Since we began our work it has become more imperative that we understand how the brain works and eliminate inadequacies. If AI is our destiny, let us hope that it is modeled after a human being without any faults.