Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Intelligence can be dangerous too!

Technology innovations have been the fundamental drivers of the economic growth. And one of the most important innovations of today’s time is AI – Artificial Intelligence. From Google Now to Siri, and self-driving cars, AI is moving ahead rapidly. 

But as with every technological advancement comes the great responsibility of preventing it from causing any potential harm, AI is no exception. However, a deep research today can help us better prepare for and prevent such potentially negative consequences in the future, thus leveraging the benefits of AI while escaping the downsides.

Dangers of AI

AI can be programmed to so something disturbing:

AI technology is used to create autonomous weapons. However, in the wrong hands, this technology use can be super devastating which might cause mass destruction.

To do a beneficial job but in a destructive method:

The simplest example can be when you ask a driverless car to drop you at your desired location ‘quickly’. You might end up reaching that spot all giddy and nauseated.

Information overload can make constructing an informed opinion more challenging than ever:

A self-driving car which is aware that it is about to hit a pedestrian must decide if it will try to avoid the sensitive pedestrian via a risky maneuver. And this needs to be decided in milliseconds.

Financial and economic harm:

If fast-developing artificial intelligence technology can bring in innovations to improve a workplace, there might be uneven growth in the job sector. Some jobs could see plummeting salary growth while some could become obsolete.

The above examples explain the apprehension about advanced AI isn’t evil but competence. Because AI has the potential to become more intelligent than any human, we have no surefire way of predicting how it will behave. It is not the technology which would create the problem, but the goals should be aligned to that of human goals.