Artificial Intelligence Essay

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Computers and information technology seem to be bringing about a magnitude of change comparable to that which took place during the Industrial Revolution, transforming our social, economic, and political institutions; our understanding of what it means to be human; and the distribution of power in the world. Some may argue that computer professionals have very little say in what technologies get designed and built. This seems to be mistaken on at least two counts. First, we can distinguish between computer professionals as individuals and computer professionals as a group. Even if individuals have little power in the jobs they hold, they can exert power collectively. Second, individuals can have an effect if they think of themselves as …show more content…
Thus, this allows more opportunity to expand on one's knowledge that may benefit society. On the other hand, economically, jobs may be lost as a result of AI.
Computers are fast becoming a ubiquitous part of our lives, and our appetite for information is ever increasing. As a result, many researchers have sought to develop convenient human–computer interfaces, so that ordinary people can effortlessly access, process, and manipulate vast amounts of information—anytime and anywhere—for education, decision making, purchasing, or entertainment. A speech interface, in a user’s own language, is ideal because it is the most natural, flexible, efficient, and economical form of human communication. However, with AIs becoming more common to society, people may become overly dependent on the artificial intelligence systems. This can be extremely harmful for society. For example, instead of taking the opportunity to expand on their knowledge and work productively, some people may just take this for granted. The fact that artificial intelligent systems are here just to make jobs easier can inadvertently make people lazy. Not doing anything would be a waste in human intelligence.
An AI sufficiently intelligent to understand its own design could redesign itself or create a successor system, more intelligent, which could then redesign itself yet again to become even more intelligent, and so on in a positive feedback cycle, I. J. Good (1965). It is clear that superhuman intelligence