As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance and integrate into our daily lives, it is essential to understand and assess the various stages of AI adoption within society. The Aiciety classification system offers a comprehensive framework for examining the evolution of AI, from its inception as an abstract concept to its eventual omnipresence in all aspects of human life.
In this blog post, we present the Aiciety classification system, a structured and informative guide that delineates ten distinct stages of AI integration in society. This classification aims to provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that arise at each stage, as well as a means to contextualize the progress and impacts of AI on society.
We encourage readers to engage with the Aiciety classification system and join the conversation. We welcome your thoughts, critiques, and ideas on how to refine and expand this framework. By fostering an open and inclusive dialogue, we hope to contribute to a more nuanced understanding of AI’s potential and facilitate its responsible integration into our lives.
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The Aiciety Stages
Level 0 Aiciety
Society has no concept of AI. Artificial intelligence is neither a topic nor part of societal discourse. The desire for AI exists only indirectly, if at all, in the form of religion, myths, and legends.
Level 1 Aiciety
Society has an idea of AI but lacks the capabilities to develop or apply it. Fictional representations of AI may exist, but there are no real applications, only rudimentary mechanical simulations at most.
Level 2 Aiciety
The first theoretical and technical foundations for AI systems are being developed. Concrete products and practical applications beyond mechanical simulations do not yet exist. However, AI is considered feasible, and initial considerations regarding its potential applications and ethical implications arise.
Level 3 Aiciety
The first simple AI applications are developed. Though limited in their capabilities, they inspire ideas about what AI could potentially achieve.
Level 4 Aiciety
The first AI systems emerge and are employed in specialized areas, such as expert systems and automation. Society begins to concretely discuss the potentials and challenges of AI integration.
Level 5 Aiciety
The proliferation of AI affects multiple industries and areas of daily life. Simple AI applications are present in many businesses and households, but they are not yet ubiquitous, especially in broader public perception. Discussions about regulation occur only in peripheral aspects (e.g., data protection).
Level 6 Aiciety
AI is widespread and has a significant impact on the economy, education, healthcare, and other aspects of society. People start adapting their work and lifestyles to effectively utilize AI. Broad discussions about AI implementation take place.
Level 7 Aiciety
AI is firmly entrenched in society. Most people interact daily with AI systems, which are present in almost all areas of life and begin to replace human labor in many fields. New jobs and careers focused on AI emerge, and existing professions evolve. Society develops and implements ethical and legal frameworks to regulate AI integration.
Level 8 Aiciety
AI systems can handle complex and creative tasks previously reserved for humans. The economy and society heavily rely on AI, and human labor becomes increasingly redundant in many areas.
Level 9 Aiciety
AI systems take over most work areas, and human labor focuses primarily on creative, emotional, and social aspects. The economy and society adapt to these changes and develop new values and structures.
Level 10 Aiciety
Society is fully permeated by AI. AI systems are ubiquitous and take over all aspects of human life. Most people no longer need to work and can focus on cultural, social, and personal development.