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AI is coming to kill us?

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Is it possible that our machines grow so intelligent that they transform themselves into our rival, snatch all our jobs and slowly wipe the human race from their way?

Easy guys!

Every technology has two flip sides like a coin. Not even technology, let's take the example of fire. It is so inevitable in our day to day life, we all use it actively or passively in our daily life. On the flip side if the fire is uncontrolled and spread across everything it touches as it happened in Australian forests then that is hazardous.

Every day Artificial Intelligence is astonishingly growing with the help of brilliant minds across the world and it is automating many things.

Here comes the big news. Elon musk's statement "AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization" and people have gone crazy. Now, as said before while using any fireworks we keep a fire extinguisher near to it because we have experienced the bad side of the fire. But, we cannot afford to experience the bad side of AI as it can cost us everything. Therefore, Elon Musk and many AI scholars know that while developing the AI technologies, we have to run some preventive measures parallelly so that in case AI shows its hazardous side, we would be prepared to fight it as a fire extinguisher fights with fire.

What do you think will be the reason for Elon Musk and Bill Gates to be worried about AI?

Before that we have to understand that AI is classified into three categories:

  1. Artificial Narrow Intelligence (Weak AI)

  2. Artificial General Intelligence (Strong AI)

  3. Singularity

Artificial Narrow Intelligence (Weak AI)

It is a kind of intelligence that works well in a certain task.

For example, if Your computer plays chess and it is an expert in that, it can beat you too in the chess game but apart from that, it cannot perform other tasks. We have seen this kind of technology for more than a decade now and it is very common. In the coming years, we can see this technology to work in different fields.

Artificial General Intelligence (Strong AI)

It is a kind of system that has an equal level of intelligence compared to human beings. The things we humans can think, the things we humans can do very easily, the same things if a robot/machine can do then that technology will be called strong AI.

It is not yet present in the market but predictions are till 2050 we will be having Strong AI in the market. We are quite far from it, but still, that day will surely arrive when we will experience the intelligence of a machine that matches a human being.

Now, what do you think will happen after it reaches our level of intelligence?

Will it stop?

The answer is NO. If a machine has learned something, it will try to improve itself until it gets to the level of perfection.

For example, If we have a computer, it will combine with other computers and become a better computer and the cycle will go on...

It will grow its computation power exponentially and certainly, we will witness Singularity.

Singularity is a level of intelligence machine will carry which surpasses human being. Singularity can also be called Artificial Super Intelligence.

In this stage, we can achieve great things with singularity but we have a great threat from it too.

Then the main question arises: Will machines listen to human orders?

Here, many tech tycoons like Elon Musk and Bill Gates are showing concern.

But, as far as we are thinking ahead of time and taking proper preventive measures parallelly alongside the development of AI, we are good and we don't have to worry about it and paint a wrong image of AI in our minds.

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