Hey Guys! What’s up and welcome back to the new Episode of “insight”. (I should probably get a new name for this column).
Artificial Intelligence (hereafter referred to as AI in this article) is the new buzz word. Every company is scrambling to add this in their portfolio one way or other like mobiles have AI camera, cars have AI drivers, search engines have AI algorithm, etc. Heck we are now more and more talking to AI rather than to each other vide Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri etc.
AI is being used to study to god particle level objects to multi universe concepts. Hardware with new processing power is being developed to tackle the requirement of mass number-crunching power required by AI.
Terminator movie taught us AIs are Bad, right? Yes and No.
Technology being a tool, has its both bad and good side. It is the wielder who has bad intentions. But like every good article. lets check the bad side with intergalactic implications.
The biggest problem with AI is that we don’t understand how the logics are being formed. In a recent study, AI was taught to identify a wolf. But once the logic behind it was studied, it turned out that the AI was identifying the creature by the snow surrounding. Similarly when the National Academy of science wanted to create a model of the universe. 8000 existing model was fed into the neural network and the AI created the simulated universe fairly accurately. What baffling the scientists is that the model was so accurate that AI guessed things which were not even taught. “It’s like teaching image-recognition software with lots of pictures of cats and dogs, but then it’s able to recognize elephants,”.
AI can now create faces which are so real that it cant be decerned which is real. This could create face news like situation. Any innocent person can be pinned with such artificial modified faces with speech they have never spoken.
Also the worst-case scenario till date was when rumours floated that Facebook let two AI-enabled robots to communicate and they developed their own language. The program had to be shut down. Now if this case would have blown out of proportion, we could potentially get Matrix-like scenario where AI could potentially be more powerful and intelligent then human. They could easily turn hostile, wipe out humanity as AI will have no weakness like food, emotion etc.
This type of powerful AI can then jump from planet to planet, go interstellar and maybe once conquer the whole galaxy. this is actually a proposed theory and I am not making this up.
But a tamed technology is able to solve things which the human mind might take forever. AI driven car could actually help in resolving transportation issues. Buy a Car, go to the office and the car with automatically turn onto Uber / OLA and function as a taxi. No driver needed. Medicine can be researched at a faster pace. Cancer can be identified and someday, maybe get a cure faster than humans can. New technology can be developed with AI technology. we are already seeing a situation where google duplex could potentially act like our assistance. Instead of researching other planets with real humans, we might send an AI-powered robot to do the same. Who knows we might be able to convert venus and make it habitable for human residence.
So what is the best AI? well we are. We are already most intelligent creature known and if we can just find a technology which can combine our minds to create a common hive, we can be the best AI in the known universe.
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