What are the implications of artificial intelligence for human intelligence?

Zsolt Hermann
4 min readMar 24


AI is the result, the product of human intelligence.

As a result, regardless of what we imagine or believe in, it cannot transcend human intelligence or what humans program in it. Moreover, its aims, values, and intentions are also programmed into it by humans. So AI will act according to the actual goals, values, and intentions of human beings who program AI possess.

This also means that AI will be just as self-serving, self-justifying, and destructive as we are with our inherent nature and intentions.

AI is basically a supercomputer, that can make calculations much more efficiently and faster and in greater volume than individual humans are capable of. Thus in a world, where we think “consciousness” means efficient calculations, making plans, and providing answers from a given set of data, we are overwhelmed by the “superior abilities” of AI. We think, that just because AI can make so many and so effective calculations from the data we provide, it is like “God” that can govern life and replace humans or even nature.

This just shows how much we do not understand what “consciousness” is, and what it actually means to be humans.

“Existence” and “consciousness” does not mean making a number of calculations and providing answers based on a set of available data. Existence and consciousness are not simply being more effective or faster in something, it also does not mean playing chess better or writing books, movies, or songs by combining whatever is already available

Existence and consciousness mean actually feeling, and based on the feeling “attaining” reality when we tangibly and realistically become one with reality. Existence and consciousness are not based on “data processing”, it is based on emotional impressions and emotional attainment.

This means a unique inner change when the observer, the “feeler” constantly adjusts, refines, and adapts oneself so through the acquired similarity one becomes one with the observed and felt reality and as a result, gets to “know it”. This has nothing to do with the number of calculations the observer, the feeler can do, this has nothing to do with the arbitrary data that is “uploaded” into the observer — when we program a computer or program people through our limited and distorted education.

Existence and consciousness is a purely emotional matter, where the intellect and the mind — the internal personal computer in each of us — plays an auxiliary, supporting role, to catalog, sort, and compute the received emotional impressions and feelings. Moreover, these emotional impressions are not egocentric, subjective, and individual as we are used to, but they are the result of the connections and interactions between interconnected parts and elements, like life and anything we record and feel in nature, while producing a collective sense of existence and collective perception of reality.

Only Human beings are capable of recording, feeling, and computing these ever-changing emotional impressions by making mutual connections between them and learning how to analyze, synthesize and feel and receive and pass on such emotional impressions to one another. Even knowledge about actual reality is perceived and attained through such mutual, emotional impressions and their attainment, where the “computer-like” calculations are simply an auxiliary part of the process.

AI can process data better than us, and can even make assumptions and recommendations, but AI “does not know” what to make of the collected evidence, it cannot “emotionally process” it and actually attain what was “computed”.

When a certain number of human beings build a network between them, where they aim to attain and feel and immediately pass on any emotional impressions and factual knowledge to one another, they build an “emotional supercomputer” and composite tool of emotional perception, that simply dwarfs any AI we can imagine or can’t even imagine or build.

In my opinion, instead of worshipping or fearing AI, we should focus on developing ourselves and building this single, all-encompassing, emotional Human network and “collective emotional consciousness”, which will also develop its “collective intellect” which will not only compute but actually and “viscerally” feel and “know” the reality we exist in with all of its cause and effect processes since we feel tangibly feel the whole realty flowing and streaming through our mutual connections.

And when we become “on with reality” with the help of our mutual, emotional connections to such an extent, there is nothing left to compute or calculate, we will simply exist within a single and open reality that is “there for the taking” without any concealment.

AI and its inherent limitations will help us to transform our understanding and assumptions about reality and Human existence, showing us the desperate and unreachable boundaries of our present, egocentric, subjective, individualistic, and self-serving human paradigm, and will spur us to research what it means to become “truly Human beings” and how to become such.



Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.