I am a computer scientist. I started programming at the age of nine. And I tell you: Relax. Most people who learn to program are unable to have a vision.
There is no AI.
There are algorithms and neural networks. Thats a huge and very interesting domain for people like me. But to have a vision you need culture. Computers don’t have a culture. You need a history, a heritage. Computers are on or off. You need art and drama and social knowledge and the understanding of efficiency (that’s why we invent things - we don’t have a unlimited life. Computers doesn’t care about that).
So buy your daughter some pencils if the wants to paint because there will be no computer artists. Buy her a guitar and let her do lessons in playing if she likes to. There is already computer generated music by AI. The AI learned Bach and Mozart and so on and then generated music. Seriously… a computer will not write a good pop song. About what? Love? Politics? Sorting-Problems?
Computers don’t dance, Computers don’t write poems, Computers don’t do anything for the first time. Computers repeat thoughts somebody else had.
Being a programmer is the second step. At first you have to have a thought which is valuable for the world outside of a computer. So I would recommend a sand box, and toys and if she wants play with dolls to be a good mother, then she learns something very important a computer cannot do.
So relax. The world of AI is a world of delegating repeating tasks to a maschine.
By: Sascha Atrops