IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON HUMANITY

05-12-2018

Companies are betting on it, venture capitalists spend billions into the research and development and start-ups are created on a daily basis. A.I. is one of the driving force for next Industrial Revolution.
This is the reason why professionals entering the job market today,need to know about AI. In its crudest form, AI can be traced back to some of the earliest machines in history. Like abacus, the ancient mathematical tool that has been there for thousands of years, helping us with arithmetic calculations. It has a certain intelligence, which is still applied in the area of brain development and children’s education. 
Another example of early computing is the Antikythera (from around early 1st century BCE) designed to calculate astronomical positions. Over time, we have strived a lot to create mechanisms that aid human intelligence. 
According to some futurist, scientists and experts AI can reach human levels of intelligence in the next 30 years. We all see AI around us every day as we depend on our smart phones, as we rely on Google for every little information, as we dry our clothes in intelligent washing machines. People have actually become the tools of their machines and this is applicable when we view the present conditions. 
AI is becoming the area of billion-dollar investments for companies globally. Departments that earlier relied on human intelligence could all be replaced by an AI or super intelligence. We will surely see more workplaces where AI and its use will grow further. 
AI will influence every sphere of life. At the same time, there is doubt about the effectiveness of algorithms and of compassion and politeness that could be fed into the machines. These are few factors that make life in workplace and home worth living. Many AI who are considered sophisticated examples of an AI, still can’t understand empathy, compassion or humour. They observe human behaviour and develop their responses to nuances. At the same time we can work on those qualities, which still make us human. So perhaps there is still hope for all of us.
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