What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging division of computer science concerned with creating smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. It is an interdisciplinary science with multiple approaches, but advancements in machine learning and deep learning are creating a paradigm shift in virtually every sector of the tech industry. As the world progresses every day, so does the advancement in artificial intelligence. We are in 2020 and we thought we’d have flying cars by now. Well, what do you know, we’re very close to that. Tesla is working to make sure it becomes possible soon. The world we live in, almost every single thing is computer equipped.
John McCarthy invented the term Artificial Intelligence in 1950. You can’t expect to live with anything that doesn’t work on its own, your phonesz cars, etc.
We have given technology a massive advantage. Some might say it’s good for us and our lives have become more efficient but do we really want to let a computer program handle every aspect of our life? I don’t doubt its usefulness but is it really okay, to just rely for everything in your life on a computer running on 1’s and 0’s? Who knows, someday it could very well use that information to destroy us, our whole life. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of AI.
With the help of Siri or Google, we could transfer millions over the globe with just a command or simply give the test results and ask them to calculate, come back with a grade. We have got cars that steer themselves now. If you’re on a long drive and need some rest or something, you just take a nap while the car will just take you to your destination without causing any problem. One of the best things about AI is that it will be available for you 24/7. It will never let you down and you could always count on it. Using AI, we can make machines take decisions faster than humans and analyze the work more efficiently. It is helping many inventions in every field of the world. We have robots out in the world working for us just like humans, only they don’t have any emotions, won’t complain and will finish the task at hand on time.
The worst thing that’s happened because of AI is, we have become very lazy. We already didn’t want to get up and do our stuff but now that we have a shortcut, imagine what people must be doing. The thing with cars driving themselves is fine but what happens when they don’t stop at a red signal or cause harm to someone? Children growing up in these days don’t get to experience the beautiful childhood you and I did. They’ll just be on their phones, stuck inside and learn that you can get anything you want without even having to get up, that’s just sad. Imagine you ask Siri to do something, she does but to the wrong person, you lose millions just because of that. AI doesn’t have creativity, it will keep doing the same thing, in the same pattern, no changes. Won’t that just make even something very interesting dull? Yes, it will. It doesn’t get better with experience. You could modify it but it would still just remain a program following the same instructions all over again. Most of all, no matter how smart the AI is, it can never replace a human mind.
Most people out there believe that its good for us, helps us work more efficiently and smartly but just as there’s people who support, there are many who are against it. It causes you to be lazy, relying on others all the time. It is taking the place of humans in the world.
Artificial Intelligence can actually destroy us in the end. We have given it that power. All our data, what we do, who we meet, texts we send, it has got it all and could very well use it against us someday. The computer scientists who are working day and night to make it more and more human-like, to try and work a way around the hurdles it still faces. So many people use this phrase, “World War 3 will be fought with AI and not guns.” No one ever thinks about what that could mean for everyone, you ever realize you could get your whole country wiped out in one command? You keep developing these cool new, fancy AI modified weapons day-to-day, but you ever wonder what would happen if they fell in the wrong hands? You see all these Sci-fi movies all the time about how a country developed some off the grid weapons and suddenly they realize the enemies have got them. You know, that happening in reality isn’t that far away. So many nuclear missiles disappeared without a trace, what makes you think a remote that could potentially kill millions, not be stolen? People have different views on what AI should or should not do but they all do agree on one thing, it has gone too far and should at least be dealt with smartly. I mean, we are creating robots to take over human jobs. You may prefer that but only until there’s loved one whose job has been taken and you are not sure what you could do there.
In my perspective, artificial intelligence is good, but only to an extent. Excess of anything is bad and this is artificial intelligence which could someday very well have a mind of its own. Letting the whole world just be in control of an intelligence just because you were feeling too lazy to get up? That’s just wrong, though. It has no moral values, it won’t be determining what’s right or wrong. It’ll just continue on its path without a worry in its emotionless head. It doesn’t just depend on who created it and what they wanted to do with it. Because they created it with an agenda and agendas change, people change. That kind of power in the wrong hands, could be the end of the world. Just something to think about.