What is A.I? 

A.I. is the acronym for artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence is basically developing human-like intelligence and incorporating it inside a robot. Artificial intelligence is rapidly growing among tech enthusiasts for implementation into various fields. AI has grown from a concept in sci-fi movies to an actual reality today.

Are A.I technologies a boon or a bane?

Its biggest advantage might be doing the chores that humans do to ease human lifestyle for example defense, security, daily chores, etc. Umm, sounds cool right? Ever thought what would happen to our world if these gun carrying robots would decide to turn our world into a real-time terminator movie scene?!

No one has the answer to that. Its origins may be traced back to the World War II where the Nazis’ had developed remote-controlled autonomous mine-laden talents that would blow up in the proximity of an enemy.

Later it gradually evolved into creating the modern U.A.V.s. In today’s world, there exist robots that can learn new things in the same way as a baby does, they can play football with you, reply to your questions with the answer they think is right, etc.

Future of Artificial Intelligence

USA’s defence organisation named D.A.R.P.A. is at the forefront in developing artificial intelligence for defence purposes to create autonomous droids. A.I.’s disadvantages may include wars being imminent since there is no human loss and second bots being uncontrollable and turning to terminate the human race. Both sound equally terrifying, don’t they? Our world is not too far from creating a Star Wars droid army. Well, everything has its own pros and cons. Thus, it is indeed an issue for us to ponder upon for world importance.

There is little doubt that artificial intelligence will displace many low-skilled jobs. Arguably, robots have already taken many jobs on the assembly line – but now this could extend to new levels. Take, for example, the concept of driverless cars, which could displace the need to have millions of human drivers, from taxi drivers to chauffeurs, very quickly. Of course some would argue that artificial intelligence will create more wealth than it destroys – but there is genuine risk that this will not be distributed evenly, particularly during its early expansion.

Humans can take unique circumstances and judgement calls into account when they make their decisions, something that artificial intelligence may never be able to do. One example occurred in Sydney, Australia, in 2014 when a shooting drama in the downtown area prompted people to make numerous calls to Uber in an effort to escape the area. The result was that Uber’s ride rates surged based on its supply and demand algorithm – there was no consideration involved for the circumstances in which the riders found themselves.

Reliability of Artificial Intelligence 

On the other hand, the phrase “human error” was born because humans, naturally, make mistakes from time to time. Computers however, do not make these mistakes – that is, of course, assuming they are programmed properly. With artificial intelligence, data could be processed error-free, no matter how big the dataset might be! Using artificial intelligence alongside cognitive technologies can help make faster decisions and carry out actions quicker. One massive advantage of artificial intelligence is its potential to complete mundane tasks through intricate automation that will increase productivity. Theoretically this can even remove “boring” tasks from humans and free them up to be increasingly creative. With artificial intelligence, you can arguably lessen the risks you expose humans to in the name of research.

Clearly, artificial intelligence has massive potential advantages. The key for humans, however, will be to use their own judgement to apply it productively and ensure the “rise of the robots” doesn’t get out of hand.