The capability of a computer program to comprehend is Artificial intelligence. Anything can be considered artificial intelligence as long as it is a program that does what we usually thought depends on human intelligence.
Nowadays artificial intelligence has become hype. Everybody is talking about it. Some are scared of it, claiming it will one day destroy humankind, some are in favor, stating its benefits and importance.
But essentially, AI is neither bad nor good in its own sense. It depends upon humans how they program it so that it does not prove harmful.
Here are some benefits of AI:
Computers are error-free when programmed correctly, and AI decisions are made based on previously collected information using a specific set of algorithms, which reduces errors and makes higher accuracy possible.
This is one of the biggest benefits of artificial intelligence: we can overcome many of the limitations of human risk by developing an artificial intelligence robot that can do dangerous things for us. Extraction of coal and oil from the oceans can be effectively used in any disaster.
In our daily work, we will be performing many repetitive tasks such as sending thank you letters, checking some documents for errors, and more. Using artificial intelligence, we can efficiently automate these simple tasks and even get rid of less useful work for people enabling them to be more creative.
An Average human will work for 4–6 hours a day excluding the breaks. Humans are built in such a way to get some time out for refreshing themselves and get ready for a new day of work and they even have weekly offed to stay intact with their work-life and personal life. But using AI we can make machines work 24×7 without any breaks and they don’t even get bored, unlike humans.
By using AI in combination with other technologies, we can make machines make decisions faster than humans and act faster, plan and produce results faster.
Everything in the world has disadvantages, so does AI.
As artificial intelligence replaces most repetitive tasks and other jobs with robots, human intervention is decreasing day by day, which will cause serious problems in employment standards as machines can perform tasks more effectively.
AI makes people lazy with devices that automate most of the work. People tend to get addicted to inventions that can become trouble for coming generations.
As AI is updated every day, hardware and software need to be updated from time to time to keep up with the latest requirements. The machines need repair and maintenance, which is expensive. Their creation is expensive since they are very complicated machines.
There are a lot of myths roaming around about the dangers of AI. Not only the common folk but the high-level researchers also anticipate advancements in AI to be dangerous. But the thing is, AI does not have any emotions, so it can not be malevolent or beneficial on its own. The only risk is that it may not align with the goals intended by humans. For example, if a person asks the automated car to reach a place as fast as possible, the car will reach there without obeying any traffic rules and harming people in the way, the passenger will also get sick due to the high speed. The car obeyed the instruction, but it was not aligned with the human goal, which caused harm. We need to work on making AI safe, which may take a long time. So the strong AI is still very far.