Pursuing Happy Modernity: AI and Human Exploration in New Research-Based Tech

2024 will be subject to the qualitative and quantitative changes in artificial intelligence.

The past 12 months were among the fastest periods in recent memory regarding the emergence of artificial intelligence tools. Every day, we were surprised by new news and sightings. 

The future is often unpredictable and presents many challenges. It seems that 2024 we will face even more surprises, making it a year full of ups and downs. I always believe that resisting the day’s developments is unwise and stems from a lack of awareness.

 My suggested approach is “adaptation,” which derives from intelligence and can bring us joy, happiness, and peace. As someone interested in studying the relationship between technology and well-being, I believe researchers should investigate human beings in an integrated manner, not solely focusing on the cognitive dimension.

 Equipping individuals with a happier life in the modern world requires collaboration between technology experts, researchers, and those in the humanities and social sciences. To build a globe that I refer to as “happy modernity” and address the flaws and shortcomings of the previous year, I suggest paying attention to these paths.

Approaches and suggestions

1-The first suggested path is to study children and teenagers in educational centers. They are expected to be prepared for modern society, so it is essential to consider their feelings, attitudes, motivations, and interactions in the educational environment, especially regarding artificial intelligence and ChatGPT.

My proposed research focus does not solely involve cognitive outputs and learning the content of courses but also includes their interactions and emotional responses to learning through technology. Therefore, variables such as adaptability, satisfaction, inner pleasure, self-confidence, happiness, empathy, and other emotional factors should be considered. While discussing research methods in this regard is beyond the scope of this article, developers can collaborate with other experts, including psychologists, to turn these ideas into research and practical applications. Furthermore, fundamental theories of psychology can be utilized to formulate research proposals.

2-Another suggestion is to examine thinking, meta-cognitive, and other intellectual skills. Why is this solution inevitable (in my opinion)? The answer is that thoughtfulness and accuracy in thinking are closely related to happiness, peace, and mental health, and correct thinking reduces the waste of human mental energy.

Furthermore, right-thinking skills have a deeper meaning in the era of artificial intelligence and the height of modernity; everyone must think correctly, recognize how to /respond to challenges arising from technology, and solve problems. In the current era, to raise the potential of people’s thinking power and skills in the face of prevalent challenges, engaging in the study and training of thinking skills (critical thinking, problem-solving, metacognition, etc.) seems more necessary than any other moment in human history.

3-The third suggested approach involves analyzing job classes and categorizing them based on the extent of utilizing artificial intelligence tools.  The significance of understanding the usage of tools like GPTs across different business classes cannot be overstated. This inquiry is crucial due to the direct connection between job satisfaction, working conditions, and overall life satisfaction and health. 

If society’s well-being is a priority for executives, governments, and developers, a detailed investigation into job happiness becomes imperative. Factors such as job category, individuals’ personality traits, the types of AI tools employed, and the percentage of their usage warrant thorough exploration through longitudinal and experimental studies. This approach benefits future prospects and facilitates a more in-depth analysis of current issues. Moreover, it is essential not to overlook comparative studies and the influence of sociological and cultural factors. 

Given the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on various industries and its potential to redefine job roles, examining and prioritizing mental health becomes inevitable.

Towards the pursuit of HAPPY MODERNITY

2024, it will be subject to qualitative and quantitative changes in artificial intelligence. However, the key to driving positive developments in human society is not the discussion about the existence or removal of this technology from human life, as it surrounds various aspects of individual and social life.

Therefore, a more prudent approach would be how to manage it to build a better, more successful, more compatible, peaceful, and happier society and world. In particular, it seems that education and healthcare will be dominated by synthetics and JPTs more than any other aspect in the new year. Therefore, researchers, governments, professionals, experts, and even ordinary people must invest in and prioritize these two areas.

In this article, given the constraints of my writing capacity and the limited scope, I have introduced research-based solutions from among the treasures I have in mind. Furthermore, I have additional solutions in mind that I can offer. Moreover, these solutions can be presented and implemented through various research projects conducted by research institutes and universities.

As I have said many times, implementing these approaches necessitates the collaboration and agreement of diverse groups of professionals beyond just developers and AI creators. If the national program head considers all these factors, we can look forward to a year that embodies “happy modernity.”


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Atefeh Ferdosipour
Atefeh Ferdosipour
From my early years, I harbored a curiosity for exploring unique, undiscovered, and adventurous realms. Born in Iran, I earned a doctorate in educational psychology, dedicating over twelve years to teaching in higher education. Throughout my journey, I actively participated in numerous international scientific committees, contributing to conference organization. As an editor for various international magazines, I've remained deeply engaged in academic discourse. Presently, my passion revolves around the study and application of modern technology in our daily lives. Specifically, I am immersed in the realms of innovation and artificial intelligence, fueled by the aspiration for a brighter and more joyous future for people worldwide.
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