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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Revolution in Today's World

Updated on October 21, 2021
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Nyamweya is a Kenyan scholar who has done many years of research on a diversity of topics

Introduction

In today’s world, technology has developed to the point of overcoming obstacles associated with time and space. However, this tremendous rate of technological innovations has stirred fear among people that in future, people will solely depend on it. Many observe that the internet has reinforced social interaction, enhanced relations, improved performance and productions, social adeptness, communications and even understanding other cultures. However, there are those arguing that technological innovations have resulted in social isolations, social distractions, and psychological problems among other issues. This means that technology has both positives and negatives related to it. Technology has profound effect on the society at large. This paper is dedicated to assessing the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence.

The Robot Revolution

Certainly, technology has made many things possible that what could be imagined. The emergence of the robot innovation poses both positive and negative implications to the human populace. With considerations on the limitation of human capabilities, robots thus save the day by performing more complicated tasks and at a larger volume than their human. This is owed to the fact that they are automated. In essence, the robotic revolution is a clear indication that human beings are ready to use gadgets or systems that either enhances their abilities or supplements them. The general aim is to improve their lives (Payr, 2011). There has been a heightened appreciation of Robots revolution because they have made it easier for people to explore risk contexts.

Robots are of different kinds and include telepresence, autonomous robots, tele-robots, static robots, android robots. The variations are particularly regarding movements, purposes, and structures (Lin, 2017). The core goal of robots is to compliment the incompleteness of human ability including carrying heavy luggage. Therefore, the benefits of robots outweigh the demerits.

The standard fields making use of robots include space explorations, the military, mining, medical world and industrial areas. In mining, robots are used as landmine detectors, mine investigations, which are a risky operation for human beings. In medicine, the arms of robots are utilized in handling hazardous materials and chemicals, while also acting as surgeon assistants in theatre operations (Lin, 2017). At home, they make life easy by performing such tasks as cleaning and other house chores. Within the military context, robots navigate the sky without the use of human crew while also performing such operations as logistics, rescue missions and capturing useful information (Suto, 2013). In the industrial field, they play tasks faster thereby, lowering the cost and time of projects completion such as packaging, welding, packaging, and testing among others (Lin, 2017). In Space exploration robots are sent to other planets to gather information about the environment since they can adapt to any circumstance.

Most organizations prefer employing robots as their task performance is more effective and efficient. For instance, in the medical realm, the robots may perform the responsibilities of a doctor thus raising the cost of offering the services. There is also a tendency of the robots to sabotage the need for certain calibre of employees. This has lead to the need for some firms resorting to paying their employees the universal basic income. The income is part of compensation provided by business entities due to the use of automated workforce so that they can continue fulfilling their basic needs (Lin, 2017). On the other hand, the businesses are made to employ the technology since they can multitask and the maintenance is just an upgrade of the software. The heated argument among the working population is that since robots have made it possible for companies using them to reap massive profits, they should be heavily taxed to compensate the workers affected. Also, the government needs to act on harmful social-economic impact caused by robots (Suto, 2013). Robots are considered part of artificial intelligence which is an impending threat to the humanity.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a kind of software which is instruction fed to a computer to perform specific tasks. Artificial intelligence is considered part of the computer software as they are systems that perform functions on behalf of individuals (Payr, 2011). The methods are applicable in disciplines such as economics, the military, medicine, engineering and many others. Artificial intelligence is beyond the concepts of computation and conventions as it undertakes complex tasks such as in the of natural language and pattern recognition (Payr, 2011). Further, computer applications are assumed to be part of artificial intelligence since they comprehend the human brain. Artificial information has given way to more autonomy and a lot of companies are creating artificial intelligence just to be in control (Suto, 2013). Therefore, there are advantages and disadvantages that the society may face due to the use of the arrangements.

Evidently, robotics presents a profound example of the use of the artificial intelligence systems. The companies embrace the methods since it reduces the cost of production due to a replacement of the human labour. The systems are also evident in the production of films such as star trek where the significant part is science fiction (Payr, 2011). The systems sense, manipulate move (robots) and execute complex tasks at high speeds. Some advantages of the systems are in areas like medicine where the patients receive treatment without the physical presence of the doctor. The use of this mechanism in this field is also in the perspective of surveillance, provision of security and image recognition (Payr, 2011). Further, it used in the military sphere to develop nanotechnology which is the increase and development of defensive shields. In the world of education, artificial intelligence systems are employed in tutoring learners through the use of computer-based training which significantly increases the students’ motivation and general performance. It also helps in the development of game intelligence which is a computer technique that produces an illusion character (Shieber, 2015). Further, it creates opposing opponents which make the game enjoyable and multi-faced.

In current times, the banks and accounting entities make use of the systems to perform various functions. Among these is making predictions and analyzing data. Airline companies make of AI in keeping check of their systems and networks. All these positive uses make life in the society comfortable and relaxed (Suto, 2013). However, the approach has sometimes contributed to laziness, limited to individuals thinking and assisted in the production of destructive weaponry.

Conclusion

Technology has been a mediating factor about social change and human behaviour. An analysis of the impact of technology showcases that despite problems associated with it, it has generated solutions to various underlying human issues. Nonetheless, human beings possess the responsibility to control the use of technology to their benefit. Technological innovations including robots and artificial intelligence systems have greatly facilitated the development of various fields such as education, the military and other industries. However, Robotic systems need not hamper the growth of humanity including in social aspects, but rather easy their efficiency and volume. On the other hand, Artificial intelligence should be utilized in modifying and supplementing the abilities of humans to improve the quality of life.

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