Goodness and darkness of AI: Adapting to changes has its side effects
Artificial Intelligence, or AI, indeed came a long way since we first started coding individual rules to every function. Implementing on stuff made them intelligent, true. But at what cost? Today from personal use, we use AI in businesses, and it adopted a large part of tech. Apart from movies and fictions, we are quite dependent on how it is being used.
Companies and large businesses are adapting to the flow of changes. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Azure are the top AI companies on the leaderboard. While being the best service provider of their brand, they are hiring all the latest medium of IT infrastructure. Google’s recent product, "Smart Canvas", is one of the newest additions for regular use, at least we hope. The app connects steadily Google Docs, Sheets, Meet, Slides, and Google Tasks in a single bind. It's an inclusive language tool, otherwise known as the "assisting writing" tool.
Electric vehicles, traffic monitoring, IT management and customer support is built on automation. This automation is built with smart algorithms that took in countless results to determine the best possible outcome. Alexa & Cortana are popular smart voice assistant by the two top-rated companies. Pointing out simple consequences directed from complex derivative made our lives very easy. We treat these AI-based assistants quite similar to friends, and they send us outstanding results. These applications became godly for distorting public perception. AI-based robots can win against the most talented chess player without a sweat. How did we come to this? With years of pattern recognition and data mining through many platforms, we trained computers to know what the specific item is and how it differentiates from the rest. Watson, AlphaGo are a few names that stand up above the rest. Watson from IBM is an AI-based business solution. While AlphaGo from DeepMind works closely with Google. Together they developed an AI-based system for improving the healthcare system. Hubble telescope also uses AI to lark through millions of images taken directly of space and combines them. It helps us get a clear view of our surroundings. It's fascinating that human-made discovery sometimes makes their own work obsolete.
If you've been mailing via Gmail long enough; it's easy to notice the auto-completion feature. It makes up what a user might type and suggests automatically. NGO's and governments also take decisions through data compiled via various AI-based algorithms. But it's not totally an unmixed blessing.
It's one thing to mine data for helping humanity and advance technology, but our lives became more predictable on the other hand. Similar to many technologies that we overdo, it has the potential for impacting our lives negatively. Though intelligent technologies are being used in Tesla vehicles, founder Elon Musk believes it can threaten humans. Even world-renowned cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking thought it too. Even so, he used AI-based tools for communicating.
We can predict more innovative ways to use natural resources without wasting them. Real-time data is being calculated for the most suitable task. Moorfield's Eye Hospital in London, UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology are rolling out systems with AI for further healthcare benefits.
Similar to all good aspect, the bad side effects are hard to ignore. Many committees and alliances formed to stand up against unethical use and distribution of advanced technology. A partnership was formed in 2016 by the top shelf Silicon Valley companies. When AI can predict if an employee can get a raise or bonus, even a promotion, we realize how far we've come. The Trades Union Congress in the UK is using this kind of decision-making software tools too.
But many people are losing jobs because AI is simply better at some tasks. It's removing human interactions in between data selections. But prediction says AI will create more jobs in the future, according to Gartner. Their research said 2.3 million jobs are in place within the next few years by AI. But alongside, they will remove 1.8 million in place. AI don't have feelings, and it's the sole reason we can't ignore the fact human authentication is an absolute necessity. Though they can pattern reported error typically made by humans, the last decisions will always go by a human trigger.
President of Future of Life said, "Everything we love about civilisation is a product of intelligence."