How many gadgets do you have? How often do you use them in a day? Do you like using the internet a lot?
With the continuous fast phasing of today’s modern world where the discovery and enhancement of
technology are continually progressing and, on the rise, one cannot help but think that soon these
technologies could completely oust the human abilities and skills especially when it comes to artificial
intelligence. So, what is an Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as the recreation of human intelligence processes by machines,
especially computer systems. The processes consist of attainment of information, rules for consuming the
information and using it to reach approximate conclusions as well as self-correction. The most specific
applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision. According to Raymond
Kurzweil technological singularity hypothesis in 2005, artificial intelligence would soon have the ability to
be independent when it comes to self-improvement cycles. As it gets more and more intelligent in each
cycle, soon an intelligence explosion may happen. Thus, resulting in a super intelligence far superior to all
human intelligence by 2045. With the world’s current progress in technological advancement especially in
countries like Japan, China, America, there could be a huge possibility of a cross over with the human brain.
If a fluent interaction between humans and AI can be polished and developed, we might be able to see
increasing amounts of work teams between humans and robots in the future. After all, robots can support
humans in many kinds of maintenance and service tasks. Although Kurzeil pointed out that humans will be
able to develop an AI far superior to the human brain, the extinction of humans is highly impossible to
happen since humans have the ability for procreation. Instead, there could be huge human unemployment by
2045. Furthermore, the theory of AI being able to control the human race by 2045 is still a far outcry.
AI is not infallible as one thinks. It can make mistakes and may have a lot of faults. We need to be able to
comprehend the limitations of AI. Once humans learn to understand the limitations of AI, how it draws
conclusions and functions, the interaction between them will become easier. When the basics of the way AI
function is understood, it easy for people to level with it, making it seem to have the same manner as people
naturally tune into the same level with the person they are talking with. In the end, humans will be able to
create an AI that could harmoniously coexist with the human race.