Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.” — Stephen Hawking
Over the recent years, we all have seen what artificial intelligence is capable of. Most probably the biggest event in human history that has the capability to literally change the way we function. It looks like Artificial intelligence is gradually spreading its wings in our lives in the form of convenience. We have become so used to the convenience and easiness that we don’t mind what the future of AI holds for us.
What is the future of AI? Will the time come when the machines will start thinking about being much more capable than human beings?
Remember the year of 2035 where humanoid robots serve humanity that’s been protected by the Three Laws of Robotics. Del Spooner (Chicago police detective) starts hating and distrusting robots because apparently a robot has rescued him from a car crash by leaving a 12-year-old girl to drown. Robot took the decision by using the cold logic that calculated his survival being statistically more likely than the girl’s.
The scene is from the science fiction action movie I, Robot that was based on Artificial Intelligence.
We all know how powerful Artificial Intelligence can be but the main question is, is it more capable of handling things the way humans do?
Is The World Choosing Powerful Over Being Capable?
Well, a calculator is much more convenient to get answers than a human brain power & I think that’s one of the most superior & powerful reasons to rely on machines. From calculating math equations to making humanoid robots, we all have witnessed the power of AI in our daily lives.
Just take a second to think about AI transforming the businesses that literally boosted their companies’ revenue by big margin. From customer facing experiences to backend processes, AI is spreading its legs & leaving its marks strongly.
Since Artificial Intelligence is benefitting almost every company in the world, the belief is getting stronger. Corporate world is insanely investing everything in AI & because of this continuous trend, the whole world has started following the same practice.
Many corporate giants have talked about AI being the biggest transformation of human history whereas many of them have considered too much of its use the drastic phase of the human race.
Effect of AI on Human Race
Obviously, Artificial Intelligence will displace hundred & millions of jobs all around the world. But, at the same time, AI definitely lacks something that just can’t put it in the same race.
Think about the hypothetical situation where AI is taking over everything in the world becoming the intelligence dominance. Gradually & slowly, the machines are taking over our lives from less-human-efforts to equal-to-none goods sorting work stuff.
“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before – as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.“ – Max Tegmark (the Future of Life Institute President)
The Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of DigitalGenius talks about impact & need of AI in business – “AI is simply a tool for the customer service reps, similar to how an accountant uses a calculator or a banker uses a spreadsheet.”
So the big question, will AI take over the world? Maybe yes, but not like what we see in the movies. The one shown in the movies comes with a perfect touch of drama, fiction, and entertainment that may take you far away from what the actual situation will be.
Will AI take over the social distant world? I don’t think it will & I hope it doesn’t take over the social distant world over the human race. Though yeah!! The social distant world will have more probability to be taken over by AI rather because of less human interactions & dependence on tech. But remember that too much dependence on technology can make us paralyzed.
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, the founding lead of the Google Brain team
We realize or accept it or not but AI has become quite an important part of our lives. Maybe it won’t take over the world the way we see in movies but yeah, the probabilities are there that we will become slaves of the machines.
So let Hollywood & entertainment industries paint this fictional picture in front of us of what AI can do to us. We need to think about what we expect from AI as technology advancement or a need to have it in our lives.
Definitely, AI cannot just replace human conversations in one go, however, to an extent, it can help with better understanding of how to deal better with customers (commercial purpose).