Carmen Torrijos, the guest author, looks at the opportunities provided by bringing formal language closer to society, including improving efficiency, fostering valuable skills and logical thinking.
In its latest issue, the publication analyses artificial intelligence and its impact on our society from different standpoints, such as philosophy, geopolitics, the economy and employment.
In this issue, TELOS 123 has also included six interviews with Spanish experts in its Central Notebook to address the challenges of ethics, security and the relationship with artificial intelligence.
Society is witnessing the beginning of the most important technological revolution in the history of humanity. The emergence of new technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI) such as voice recognition, image recognition, deep learning and generative artificial intelligence (GAI), together with the beginning of their mass deployment by fibre networks and 5G, are requiring us to rethink our current social contract.
TELOS 123: Artificial Intelligence. A turning point for humanity analyses and reflects on the impact of this technology on our society from different standpoints, such as philosophy, geopolitics, the economy and employment. With the knowledge of different experts and its characteristic accessible and informative language, this issue covers the evolution of the technology, as well as the different levels and typologies currently in existence.
Carmen Torrijos, a bridge between the shores of natural language and formal language
In this latest issue, TELOS features Carmen Torrijos, a computational linguist and specialist in AI applied to communication, as its guest author to introduce the reader to the two worlds encompassing understanding of the new technologies with her article Shore a, Shore b.
The computer language specialist divides current-day society into those who are proficient in formal language and those who are proficient in natural language, in order to reflect on the opportunities that would arise if the bulk of the population had a basic knowledge of regular expressions in formal language.
This learning, as Torrijos points out in TELOS 123, if implemented at school, “could improve efficiency in the search for information and foster the development of valuable skills such as logical and synthetic thinking”. The author argues that formal language is a human instrument that’s as useful as language itself and highlights the usefulness of a hybrid view with which we can communicate with the two languages without any complexes.
Central Notebook: 12 expert voices discuss the challenges and opportunities involving AI
The TELOS 123 Central Notebook addresses the current and future roles of Artificial Intelligence in our society from different perspectives, such as the possibility of creating a general AI, the ethical problems we face, the use of this technology for creative purposes, the biodigital functioning of the human being as an evolutionary step towards the emergence of AI and the complex relationship between Spain and Europe and generative artificial intelligence (GAI).
To do so, it has received the contributions of six experts, including Richard Benjamins, Chief Responsible AI Officer at Telefónica, Nerea Blanco, a philosopher and the creator of the Filosofers platform, Andrés Ortega, the former director of the Department of Analysis and Studies of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government and director of the Observatory of Ideas, Doreen A. Ríos, an independent researcher and the founder of the [ANTI]MATERIA platform, Gerardo Iván Tuduri, a researcher, writer and visual artist and the founder of the Digital Analysis of Mental Systems (ADSM), and Andrés Pedreño Muñoz, a writer and university professor in Applied Economics.
In this issue, TELOS 123 has also incorporated six interviews with Spanish experts into its Central Notebook to address the challenges involving ethics, security and the relationship with artificial intelligence. These include Ramón López de Mantaras, a pioneer of artificial intelligence in Spain, professor and researcher at CSIC and director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Nerea Luis Mingueza, a doctor in computer science and the co-founder of T3chfest, Jordi Torres, a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and expert in high-performance computing and AI, Idoia Salazar, the president and co-director of the ethics and responsibility area of OdiseIA, Óscar Coreho, a professor in the AI department at the UPM, and Elena Gil Lizasoain, the director of the artificial intelligence and Big Data business unit at Telefónica Tech.
An in-depth look at the impact of AI on our society
The Analysis section of TELOS 123 focuses on addressing the approach AI should take to learning, the future role of generative artificial intelligence in economic, productive and social progress, the opportunities provided by AI in times of crisis, the factors that will distinguish us as humans with the rapid evolution of this new technology and AI consciousness.
These reflections, essential ones given the fast-paced evolution undergone in recent years, are the work of the partners Rodrigo Fábrega, a specialist in the development of creativity and AI as cognitive tools in education, Ana Sainz, the director general of the SERES Foundation, Manuel Cebrián, a distinguished researcher and professor of Permanent Excellence at the UC3M, Carlos Blanco, a professor at the Comillas Pontifical University, and Adolfo Castilla, a doctor of engineering at the ICAL and professor of applied economics.
In Regulation, the publication addresses other key issues for the proper development of AI in society. In the article titled Quo vadis machina?, José Varela Ferrio, the UGT’s head of Digitisation in Employment, discusses the impact of AI on employment, while El fin de la creatividad humana? by Marta Sánchez-Mansilla, a lawyer specialising in Art Law and intellectual property, reflects on the influence of this tool on creativity in the artistic field.