What’s the first thing you think of when someone says, “Artificial Intelligence”? The Terminator? Perhaps the Matrix trilogy? Ever since the inception of the computer, science fiction has brought us scenes of super-intelligent computers who want to take over all of mankind. In reality, Artificial Intelligence is still in it’s infancy, and has done much more good for humans than bad. Over time, people’s perspective of AI has changed drastically. We have gone from thinking that AI will take over the world and obliterate mankind to thinking about all the benefits we can get from AI. The change in people’s perspective lately towards a more positive view of AI has boosted the production, sales, and advancement of home automation and AI, making
Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic since the invention of artificial intelligence. Many scientist and humans, in general, believe that artificially intelligent robots would want to rule the world and overthrow the human race. Something as simple as Siri or Corona could get too smart, and eventually, want to get rid of humans. Many sci-fi shows are based on this ideology. However, based off of this article by Tim Oates, artificial intelligence is one problem we should not worry about. In his article, Oates was able to relieve everyone’s anxieties they may have had, and he did so persuasively. Oates used many different rhetoric strategies to do so, but overall he used pathos, sarcasm/irony, and ethos He was persuasive in communicating his argument because of use of pathos, sarcasm/irony, and ethos.
The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do; B.F. Skinner. This quote rings true in today's world. Ray Bradbury predicted this particular problem with technology in his fiction novel The Pedestrian. Published in 1951, The Pedestrian predicts some of the problems society will have with technology in the future. Even in 1951 Ray Bradbury could see that technology is very addicting and hard on originality. For example, in The Pedestrian the whole city is inside watching their “viewing boxes. The main character Leonard is outside and gets arrested for taking a walk at night. In Leonard's world, him not wanting to be pacified by technology is “regressive”, and “regressive” behavior is scary.
This lack of affinity constitutes the basis of the post-apocalyptic society’s ideological values towards the progression of artificial intelligence given the technology’s progression towards a more humanistic appearance but inherent lack of humanistic qualities. Dick’s perception of this trend in the advancement of artificial intelligence serves as a foresight into that of our own society- the notion of which Mori explores in his discussion of the “uncanny valley”.
When it comes to using Artificial Intelligence, one should be able to recognize their limits in doing so. In the story Marionettes Inc, and the movie, Ex Machina, both mediums displayed a clear and concise message about Artificial Intelligence, that is, when you create or utilize an AI robot with human-like qualities, there is always a possibility that it may turn against their rightful owner or creator, and will ultimately lead to their downfall.
Overall, the idea that Artificial Intelligence could soon become better than humans through invention, innovation and improvement brings fear into our world. The preconception that technology will take over the world rendering humans powerless is the basis for why humans, including myself, are afraid of the movie, Ex Machina.
Terminator and The Matrix two of the most watched and futuristic movies. These movies contain artificial intelligence to solve life-threatening problems. In those movies the robot A.I. takes over and becomes the antagonist of the film. New technology that is being developed is not worth all of the critical dangers and risks that come with it such as, rendering the human race obsolete, unintended side effects, and is very harmful.
An all-knowing, self-correcting machine may be beneficial, but the perils of such a powerful piece of technology are also exposed in Isaac Asimov’s “The Last Question”. Though vastly more advanced, the AC in “The Last Question” can still be paralleled with our current technology. Technology may have informational benefits, but reliance on technology can cause a negative impact on thinking. Technology can allow us to connect with each other, but unification can be detrimental to individuality. Efficiency is increased with technology, yet being too effective can become catastrophic. As technology becomes more and more advanced, especially to the point of AC, it could achieve sentience and pose a threat to humanity.
The last hundred years has seen incredible advances in what technology can do, and now influence every part of our day. Many books and movies are built around a theme of the dangers of technology becoming more intelligent than humans and turning against us, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the Terminator franchise. But will artificial intelligence ever be advanced enough to turn against us? Perhaps not as a robot; artificial intelligence is already being used to shape our actions, from what we buy to who we vote for.
Andy Clark, in Natural-Born Cyborgs, offers an extended argument that technology’s impact on and intertwining with ordinary biological human life is not to be feared, either psychologically or morally. Clark offers several key concepts towards his line of reasoning. Clark argues that a human being thinks and reasons based on the biological brain and body dynamically linked with the culture and technological tools transparently accessible to the human. This form of thinking and reasoning develops new "thinking systems" that which over time become second nature thoughts and reasons and are the basis of even newer "thinking systems." It is a repetitive cycle that continues forever being built upon previous systems.
With the attainment of this authority to conduct such experiments, a super intelligent computer will rain havoc. Havoc can take the form of the creation of sophisticated military dead squadron--such as the robots in the movie “The Terminator”—that will kill the human population. These terminator like machines can force humans into “sweat shop” like environment to harvest materials and data that is harmful to the supercomputer. Ghose (2013) supports this theory as she mentioned, "A society or economy made primarily of robots will not fear destroying nature in the same way that we should fear destroying nature". Ghose states that we humans and the super computer will have very different viewpoints pertaining to respective existence. Even if we program a computer to do no harm to humans, over time the true meaning of do not harm humans will be taken in a different context that puts humans at risk of extinction. Supercomputer may view that placing humans in bubbles would be better for their survival, but in fact, this precaution will make them unproductive, lazy, prone to disease due to lack of physical demanding
In today’s world, technology is always advancing to become a more necessary part of our everyday life. It makes our days very much easier when we have a small device in our hands, that holds so much information and allows us to perform tasks that back then, we would need multiple devices. Competition drives these advancements and every time we get a new product, we can never think of how technology could get better. Then all of a sudden, they find a way to make it better. So we are never satisfied with what we have, when it comes to technology. There is still a goal these creators have in mind that will truly be the ultimate technological advance, something that will be created with the idea of making the world a better place. That creation is Artificial intelligence or AI for short.
In today’s world Homo sapiens, or humans, are the rulers of this world. We consider ourselves the smartest creature because of the discoveries and ideas that we have engraved into history. But what if one of our discoveries led us to our biggest downfall? Computers can retrieve pieces of information from anywhere in the world in nanoseconds. But could that fast twitch ability to the well of knowledge, also known as the internet, allow the computer to learn at unbelievable rates? Artificial intelligence forms a risk for humanity because they will become more powerful than anyone could imagine, A.I’s ability to access the internet and other computers and the problems with exploring a robot with a conscience.
One might think humankind should just stop furthering any type of technology that is currently being created, what for, humans already know AI will rule the population. While the latter is true, as Sam Harrison, a neuroscientist focusing on the change in the world and how this changes human’s ways of thinking, states “we won’t stop updating our technology”. How will the human species evolve if technology stops getting smarter? Users want smarts phones, smarter televisions, smarter cars; the risk has always been there, but consumer’s demands must be meet by scientists who like money. AI will hurt the human population when least expected. This is why signs and precautions must be figured out before they actually happen.
Everybody has heard of robots and/or Artificial Intelligence (AI) or at least seen a movie about it, right? Well, it could be worse than you can imagine even if you have heard about a lot of the technology that is around today. We could be headed to a dystopian, robot led community like the movies suggest. There are robots and AI that can do everything from making cars, to helping someone with psychological problems, and even spying on people 's every move. These advancements in technology, such as Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI), alter people 's daily lives, which can lead to serious consequences. Robots can change people 's psychological ability to problem solve, deal with certain situations, and even limit privacy.