Why Bicycle AI?
We believe AI is the greatest tool that will enable people to do a better job. By taking over repetitive, simpler tasks AI can free our minds to solve problems that will have greater impacts. AI could also enhance our abilities to deal with complex problems by aiding in tasks that machines do better then us. We say let people do what they are best at and leave the rest to machines. We believe that AI is the bicycle for the mind for the future.
I think one of the things that really separates us from the high primates is that we’re tool builders. I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing, about a third of the way down the list. But, then somebody at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on a bicycle, a human on a bicycle, blew the condor away, completely off the top of the charts. And that’s what a computer is to me. What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds. -Steve Jobs