Importance of Human Interaction as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Increase


The need for interaction and communication is ingrained in human beings. Most of this interaction in the modern era is done through AI and ML tools. But is the importance of human interaction diminishing as artificial intelligence and machine learning increase?

AI and ML are replacing most human interactions. We have examples of AI-based chatbots and call assistants. But this growing use of AI and ML increases the need for human interaction rather than decreasing it. People are often dissatisfied and crave human interaction after dealing with machines. The decrease in human interaction and the increase in robotic communications are also leading to many social and psychological problems.

In this article, we have looked at the reasons for the increasing popularity of machine learning. And its impacts on humans. We have also assessed the plausible future of AI and machine learning and the importance of human interaction in the modern era.

Why are artificial intelligence and machine learning gaining importance?

Artificial intelligence tools mimic human-like intelligence and behavior, and this is the reason for their great popularity. Even a few advanced tools can speak like humans and respond in real time. As a result, you can now see the machine learning applications around you. It’s not just limited to regular Chatbots, but some advanced apps are even used for career advice and guidance.

Here are some of the reasons for the growing popularity of artificial intelligence tools and applications:

Availability

Interactive AI-based tools are always available to users and can be accessed at any time. Therefore, it does not need breaks like humans and does not tire.

These applications can run continuously without time limits.

Save time

AI machines are super fast and efficient. Quickly process data and respond to inquiries promptly. Human reps generally took longer to browse through the data and then return to users. The efficiency and time-saving features of AI and ML applications make them a preferred choice.

Economic

AI and ML tools generally need one-time payments and small monthly or yearly subscriptions. End users do not need to invest more in its maintenance and updating. On the contrary, human labor is expensive and authorities must invest in the timely maintenance of hardware and software used by employees. This makes AI and ML applications low-maintenance and cost-effective assistants.

Free from bias

There are higher chances of human bias when it comes to one-on-one communication and interaction. For example, companies often suffer due to the attitude, mood swings, or lack of focus of their human communicators. Furthermore, human beings are likely to become biased and critical and respond to inquiries based on their perception. But there is no such bias problem with AI-based communication tools.

How do AI and ML interactions affect humans?

AI and ML tools look promising when it comes to convenience and better HR services. But the rise of interactive AI and ML tools has adverse effects on humans.

Human beings need other human beings to interact and communicate. Talking to robots and a lack of human interaction increases depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems. It also promotes anger and frustration. The age of machines is making human beings more restless and irritated.

AI and ML applications are machines and have their own limitations. They can only process based on your system data. The tools can get stuck or give incorrect and irrelevant answers when any query or communication is beyond your limited data.

Also, AI tools cannot read between the lines and understand contextual meanings. It can only process based on the words spoken by human beings. In this way, you could misinterpret the message and provide incorrect guidance.

Importance of human interaction in the modern era

This era of technological advancements and Artificial Intelligence is taking over the role of humans in many industries, and this also includes dealing with and interacting with people. For example, today, there are some counseling tools and career guidance apps that are gaining popularity among people. But the increasing use of these tools is increasing the importance of human interaction for these reasons.

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No matter how advanced today’s AI and ML applications are, they lack the warmth and caring that are at the core of human interaction. Robots can hear well and provide adequate guidance, but there are no feelings in them. They cannot comfort wounded souls nor can they offer anything more than simple advice.

Understanding

AI and ML tools have comprehension limitations. Humans can read between the lines and can understand unspoken words. They focus on verbal and non-verbal cues while listening to the other person. And you can better understand the person’s inner feelings, giving human interaction an edge over AI and ML applications.

Feelings and emotions

The human voice is a reflection of your internal emotional state and your feelings. There is a big difference in human tone when they are happy, excited, and sad. Only tone and tone of voice change the entire communication game. AI and ML tools are robots and do not contain feelings or emotions. His tone and voice are flat and free of all emotion. And this is where human interaction lacks a lot.

Future reach of AI and ML

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are rapidly improving and have a promising future ahead of them. Some people predict that advanced AI tools mimic not only human intelligence, but also feelings and emotions. Some believe that interactive ML applications will produce human-like voices with different pitches and emotional expressions.

These future predictions are far from the actual reality. The current progress in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning is only the advancement of machines and computers. It is by no means close to human intelligence, on-the-spot decision-making, and most of all, psychological and social understanding.

So far, the increasing artificial intelligence and machine learning tools are only increasing the importance of human interaction and are not taking over in the future.

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Anas baig

Anas baig

Product Leader

With a passion for working on disruptive products, Anas Baig currently works as a product leader at Silicon Valley-based company Securiti. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Iqra and specializes in Information Security and Data Privacy.


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