Artificial Intelligence is the world’s biggest development since the
beginning of robot making. Recently the worlds most advanced AI robot, Sophia,
has been unveiled. She responds to any type of questions in a very intellectual
manner. She also looks very much like a real person except that she doesn’t
have legs. The Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has been interviewed. In this interview
he claimed that “Artificial Intelligence is the fundamental risk to humanity”.
I have chosen this topic because if a robot can get a Citizenship of its own , then
why are the women citizens of Saudi Arabia denied their rights. Why are the
people and the labour class of Saudi are not given the citizenship of the country
they work for?. This article is a ‘Feature Article’. This article will lay
forth facts and opinions about the future and history of Artificial
Intelligence. The person I am imitating to be is a journalist. This Article is
linked to Journalism in Part 1. This article will educate the people and
children about the possibilities that the future holds for them in store.
Artificial intelligence can have limitless power and timeless evolution. It
would be able to evolve when it wishes to evolve itself.
Since ancient times mankind has been intrigued by how a machine could
think or work on its own. By the 19th century, ideas about
artificial men and thinking machines developed. Marry shelly wrote the book
‘Frankenstein’ that showed people how artificial men could be created and how
they could one day dominate the entire human race. Artificial intelligence is
based on the assumptions that the process of human thought can be mechanized.
Chinese, Indian and Greek
philosophers all developed structured methods of formal deduction in the first
millennium BCE. In the 17th century, Leibniz, Thomas Hobbes and René
Descartes explored the possibility that all rational thought could be made as
systematic as algebra or geometry. Hobbes famously wrote in Leviathan: “reason
is nothing but reckoning”. The early forms of an AI approached a problem step
by step. The principal difficulty was that, for many problems, the number of
possible paths through the “maze” was simply astronomical (a
situation known as a “combinatorial explosion”). Researchers would
reduce the search space by using Complex theorems that would eliminate those
paths that were unlikely to lead to a solution. It took many months to make it
work faster and more efficient.
AI has been developed from simple algorithm
solving machines to being an everyday personal assistant. It has been a long
time since the initial stages of AI were developed. In the modern world
machines are gradually seeping into our lives and affecting how we live, work, sleep,
eat, etc. From the personal assistants like Siri and Alexa to more complex
machines such as self driven cars and the latest AI robot, Sophia, there are
many examples of these machines that are gradually becoming a part of our
life. While companies like Apple,
Facebook and Tesla rollout ground-breaking updates and revolutionary changes to
how we interact with machine-learning technology, many of us are still clueless
on just how A.I. is being used today by businesses both big and small. How much
of an effect will this technology have on our future lives and what other ways
will it seep into day-to-day life? When A.I. really blossoms, how much of an
improvement will it have on the current iterations of this so-called
The truth is that, wether or not true AI is out there or is actually a
threat to our existence, there is no stopping of its Evolution and rise.
Recently the worlds most advanced AI robot was unveiled a few days back. This
robot, named Sophia has been given the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. Lately
people in the country have protested against her being citizen when thousands of flesh and blood
people have still not got their citizenship. This act of giving a robot a
citizenship of a country is a little bit controversial because the women of
Saudi are denied basic rights whereas she, Sophia, has been allowed to give a
statement without wearing a burkha and without a male companion standing beside
Tesla’s founder, Elon musk, has claimed in an interview that AI like
Sophia are the “fundamental risk to humanity”. The AI robot also trolled Elon
when she was asked about how she plans to contribute to the world and she
answered this by saying that he, the host, was reading too much Elon musk books
or watching too many Hollywood movies. This shows that the current generation
of AI robots is so advanced that it can be able to troll even multi-millionaire
CEO’s. Also, when asked In a lighter mood that would she consider destroying
the human race , she responded with an affirmative statement.
AI, in the future, will be powered by quantum computers. These Quantum
Computers would have the ability to power even our International Space Station.
Quantum computers have the capability of performing tasks that 40 or 60 normal
computers would be able to perform. Though these computers, if in the wrong
hands, could wreak havoc on the world powers like USA and RussiaThese powerful
machines could take 5 or more years to make.
Scientists say that the Artificial Intelligence that has been developed till
now is weak AI. It only recognises facial features, drives cars, answers the
seemingly difficult questions. Scientists believe that if these weak AI acquire
enough knowledge then they could start to make themselves better or more
dangerous without even the humans noticing it.
People see Artificial Intelligence as a threat because they think that if
the AI is programmed to do something beneficial but it finds destructive ways
of achieving that goal OR if the AI falls in the wrong hands it could devastate
the world. Scientists do not have any idea about how an AI will behave once it
has become a strong AI or an AGI. The reason is that scientists do not know the
possibility of a weak AI becoming a strong AI and past experiences do not help
because they have never made machines that could outsmart themselves.
For concluding this I would like to say that, if a robot who has been made
by man is capable of bieng equal to a human , then why cannot a human being be
treated like a human with dignity . Artificial Intelligence robots should be
developed such that they assist humans in daily life and not dominate over