The Pros And Cons Of Artificial Intelligence

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Like all leaps in technological advancement, the rise of artificial intelligence has instilled unease in the general public. People who fear change will attempt to obstruct or delay it and in some cases prove to be beneficial, however in the case of “AI”, regulation of its research is still premature. Currently the definition of AI is "that activity devoted to making machines intelligent, and intelligence is that quality that enables an entity to function appropriately and with foresight in its environment"(Etzioni), and although we have been able to create machinery to mimic such a function, the required “cognitive” ability still hasn’t been developed.
In pop culture, AI is regarded as an evil force capable of destroying the world, like in the movie “Wargames” where the ethical of letting a smart system handle our military capabilities are tested, or more recently, one can look to the possible future grimly portrayed in the Terminator movies. Although AI hasn’t started to control our nuclear arsenal, there are still violations and challenges arising from current AI methods and applications, most notably, in the form of decreases in privacy and increases on the ongoing job losses due to automation and of work processes. This is where the ethical dilemma ensues, but nearly all work in ethics is normative, meaning that it argues how the world is understood, and subsequently how people should act.
Most styles of ethical arguments implement one of three basic stances. Virtue
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