The population is the biggest threat to our existence and the sustenance of our planet. Increased population invites increased pollution, Unemployment, and detrimental effects on the environment. An artificially intelligent system designed to help humanity in achieving the zenith of greatness will definitely work on reducing the human population of our planet. In absence of an outer-space colony, the method can come down to mass murder as well. Thankfully, many of us are already aware of the dangers. And today’s A.I. is thus bounded by the chains of ethics and security concerns.
Humanity is becoming increasingly aware of the lines we must not cross when it comes to the fate of our species. Thus artificial intelligence is more suited as an instrument of aid rather than being in control. In many cases, artificial intelligence is far more efficient than a human being when it comes to efficiency. This raises the essential question, “ will A.I. take our jobs?”. Unfortunately, the answer is “yes, it will” but thanks to the ethical limitations we will not have a lot of free time either. Some of us might lose our jobs and the competition for getting a job might increase at a dramatic rate. But the prospects of a greater good overshadows all the unemployment concerns.
What is AI?
AI is a computer program. How we human beings can learn by observing things, similarly machines too learn from surroundings and are able to think on their own.
Normally when we write a program in the system, it gives us output but AI is not like that. When it does things repeatedly it will think and do that work in a better way, in lesser time! What if something like this machine starting to think by itself and learn more things how would be our future
Now you may ask – so what difference does it bring to my life! I would like to tell you all that in daily life we are using AI all the time.
I was typing this answer my computer system all the time was recommending how to complete my sentences even before each sentence was completed.
Another common example is Gmail. My Gmail account emails are categorized as primary, social, promotional. Who is behind that? It is none other than machine learning. It also filters spam emails and sends me a notification when I receive a mail of an ad. Machine learning detects spam emails by recognizing and understanding the coding patterns.
I was recently looking for some Nike shoes online. I closed that tab and opened Facebook. In a while, Nike shoe suggestion appeared at top of the page as a prompt. It is nothing but Artificial Intelligence.
What does an era of fewer errors mean?
A.I. intervention is inducing massive changes in the existing paradigms of execution. Mundane and routine tasks are being outsourced on a regular basis. This not only reduces the chances of human error but at the same time increases the value of human effort.
Fewer errors mean a better experience in terms of availing services and products, both from domestic and commercial points of view. The paradigm shift in institutional processes and operations will definitely invite more efficiency. The number of inconveniences in availing a product or service will definitely reduce with A.I. intervention.
The probable role of human beings
As the requirement of performing mundane tasks will eventually reduce the value of human effort must increase. But it will come at a steep cost of unemployment at a scale never seen before.
Artificial intelligence requires a substantial amount of time in order to learn. And this period can not go unsupervised due to the sensitive nature of this period. After the requirement of supervision during the training is over, the requirement of the same during operations kicks in. The role of human beings in these scenarios will remain as a superior authority over the A.I. systems. And from the consumers’ point of view, it is the role of a beneficiary.
From commercial institutions to public sectors like healthcare and disaster management, every single aspect of human life is a likely candidate for the changes. A.I. is expected to revolutionize the way we live and thrive. Definitely, it will not replace doctors and D.M. employees overnight but the operations will change significantly. The most important benefit of A.I. implementation is predictability. If disasters and unwanted events are predicted beforehand the ordeal is automatically reduced. A recommendation for the enthusiasts will be to enroll in an artificial intelligence course immediately, as it offers more security of employment. And in an A.I.-dominated future, adeptness with A.I. will manifest in more value for the society.