And Disadvantages Of Artificial Intelligence

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ABSTRACT This paper discusses the advantage and disadvantage of Artificial Intelligence, focusing on the ways AI is used to help, or hindered mankind. As AIs are making breakthroughs in the medical field, increase safety, able to reduce human errors and carry tasks deemed dangerous to humans, there is high hopes that AI will continue to benefit mankind, as long as humans manage to keep it beneficial to mankind. Survey results showed that the majority of people trust AI in healthcare and taking over mundane computer tasks by the year 2100. Several disadvantages are also stated to show the limit of AI’s capability.

As technology progresses at an exponential rate, unknown waters in technology, is being explored and
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Furthermore, thinking machines lack a complete human mind meaning they do not have a creativity and lack judgement calls. In regards to that, there was a shootout, a cafe siege, in Sydney, 2004. The mass of people around the area were trying to flee, making bookings to Uber so that they can vacate the area immediately. Regardless of the situation, Uber rates kept increasing due to the algorithm, which is programmed to raise the price when there is high demand, resulting in three deaths at the scene. This proves the lack of judgement of the AI when dealt with the changing circumstances of the environment, where these machines will respond exactly what it was initially programmed to do. The progression into a smarter and technologically advanced era now seems entirely possible, from smart phones that recognize the gorges on the tips of your fingers to recognizing a particular face from millions, to autonomous vehicles that transport people over long or short distances. The most intriguing out of all is the concept of AI, “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” Many…show more content…
On one side, AI helps in the medical field, traffic and road safety, reducing human errors, and take over jobs that would be deemed hazardous to humankind, and on the other side, AI could make errors, misjudgement and miscalculation in the event of something happening outside of its programmed capability, causing dependence on the technology, and causing unemployment. Though as concerning the disadvantages are, AI is indeed a blessing to mankind, with one condition; quoting the President of Future of Life Institute, Max Tegmark, “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“ (M. Tegmark,
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