Artificial Intelligence In Our Everyday Life
AI has entwined itself into our lives in ways unimaginable a decade ago. Our need for connectivity be it on the phone or social media with our loved ones or with our businesses worldwide has led us to accept AI with arms wide open. You are probably reading this c-blog on your laptop or smartphone which is AI enabled.
“Much has been written about AI’s potential to reflect both the best and the worst of humanity. For example, we have seen AI providing conversation and comfort to the lonely; we have also seen AI engaging in racial discrimination. Yet the biggest harm that AI is likely to do to individuals in the short term is job displacement, as the amount of work we can automate with AI is vastly bigger than before. As leaders, it is incumbent on all of us to make sure we are building a world in which every individual has an opportunity to thrive. Understanding what AI can do and how it fits into your strategy is the beginning, not the end, of that process.” – Andrew Ng
Growth Trends in AI
The rapid technological advances and digitalization of consumables we use in daily life has changed the face of the world as we know it. AI is the driving force behind these technological advances, and it has left no sector untouched.
While automation was the name of the game in the period of industrial revolution, we are moving towards data driven solutions in every area of our life. Artificial Intelligence adds human like intelligence to automated tasks.
AI is growing in leaps and bounds as it adapts with progressive learning from the available data. Using this information it functions with incredible intelligence, accuracy and efficiency. We are a bunch of data in the hands of the gadget makers whose smart gadgets we use. Every moment and move we make right from where we are currently located to what our lifestyle is, is now monitored by these gadgets .
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and The Ethical issues Involved
There is no doubt that these innovations continue to make make life easier for us. Today with a voice command we could get our shopping done, research information collected or even have a car drive us to our destination. Yet, it is imperative that be aware of what we are compromises we make in the name of comfort. Our privacy, ethical use of personal data and our security may all be questionable with these growing trends.
It is important for us to know and understand the current technological changes happening around us. The race towards growth and technical advancement is always welcome provided they augment our intelligence and skills.
If you taken the time to watch the video (I do acknowledge that it is very long) you would have noticed that every question that was asked about ethics had been fended off saying this is not our area of work. This is something that should greatly concern us, as there seems to be no connectivity between various regulatory system or organizations. This being the case, we still seem to be race blindly in our quest for better life leaving unanswered all the ethical concerns that have been raised over and over again. We seem to believe that we will cross the bridge when we get to it.
Food For Thought On The Current Advances In The Field of AI
Here are two quotes to prove thinking, you are welcome to reach your own conclusion. I have put them together in a particular order so it makes sense. One is from a statesman and the other is from an AI professional.
“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” - Vladimir Putin.
“The more automated society gets and the more powerful the attacking AI becomes, the more devastating cyberwarfare can be. If you can hack and crash your enemy’s self-driving cars, auto-piloted planes, nuclear reactors, industrial robots, communication systems, financial systems and power grids, then you can effectively crash his economy and cripple his defenses. If you can hack some of his weapons systems as well, even better.” - Max Erik Tegmark, physicist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Technological advances in AI is inevitable but what the future holds is not so clear. While we have no clue where we are headed to we seem to hurtling in some direction at an unstoppable pace. The debate about a AI giving us great future or the fear of being supplanted super intelligent robots may continue to rage but rational thought needs to prevail. We need clear laws, regulatory mechanisms and most of all ethics committees which will monitor the progress AI makes the world over.
The article uses data from a study done by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) The data for this study comes from the patents filed the world over during the years 2013 -2016. This is the only complete official data that we currently have on growing AI trends. This study could help governments and governing organizations to regulate the industry accordingly. They could possibly work towards helping technology augment our way of life and not take away the meaning of our very existence.
This blog post is written in support of the announcement made by Micky about the Bitlanders AI-Themed Blogging.This blog also incorporates the C Blog (Double bonus reward topics). This article is the 7 in this series on Artificial Intelligence.
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