Artificial Intelligence Revolution - Smarter Than Humans
Artificial Intelligence: Revolution, Smarter Than Humans
Who Determines The Boundaries of Artificial Intelligence?
What is Artificial Intelligence?
It is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable.
Artificial Intelligence involves studying the problems the world presents to intelligence rather than studying people or animals. AI researchers are free to use methods that are not observed in people or that involve much more computing than people can do.
What is Intelligence?
Intelligence is the computational part of the ability to achieve goals in the world. Varying kinds and degrees of intelligence occur in people, many animals, and some machines.
The Artificial Intelligence Dynamics
We are engaged in a permanent dance with machines, locked in an increasingly dependent embrace.
Among all the technological dangers we face, the artificial intelligence problem is one that garners a lot of attention. In the short term, we worry about semi-intelligent UAV drones that make their own decisions about whom to kill. In the longer term (is it really the longer term?) we worry about the possibility of an intelligence explosion, when artificial general intelligence (AGI) systems come online and go into an upward spiral of self-redesign until they reach super intelligence.
It is possible that computers of the future will not merely carry out instructions but act on their own, taking logical decisions based on reason and guided by situations, which has so far been the preserve of humans. They will compute, assess, and act discerningly without interference largely. While this may sound a bit like science fiction, computers could soon reach such a stage
The problem of building a safe and friendly form of artificial intelligence is not about the technical problem itself, it is about the public’s oversight and response to the dynamics of AI. We, the public must be responsible leaders and creators of machines that can perform better in certain areas than us.
The challenge of rogue nations and the criminal intent is real. AI will become the new, improved Weapon of Mass Destruction.
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