Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still not in everyone's dictionary
Starting from an app in the smartphones to a car that doesn't need a driver- almost all new technologies now make use of artificial intelligence. Despite being familiar with the term, a recent study discovered that most consumers don't have a clear idea of what it actually is. Here is a quick read for you to have a quick overview on all things AI.
US-based software firm Pegasystems recently conducted a study and found out that consumers are more often than not confused and reluctant about artificial-intelligence. Around 72% respondents have some kind of fear about AI, while 24% are worried of robots taking over the world. Although, 72% of the customers taking the test claimed that they understand AI, but only a few could actually explain it.
For the nerds, 'artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behaviour in computers', which basically means the capability of a machine imitating human behaviour and act like them. This scientific domain of inquiry has always been controversial due to its widespread implications. So much so, that these controversies had even affected funding and development programmes regarding AI.
AlphaGo defeated the best Go champion Lee Sedalia with numerous actions, ways and moves. AI powered Tesla Model X took its owner Joshua Neally to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack. The supercomputer at IBM Watson can see deviations in the health of the individual, which even the experienced diagnosticians misread sometimes.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that his new company Neuralink is looking at ways to connect computers with human brains to enable information exchange. The biggest target in the field is to break the language barrier and make the machines interact using language. Better language understandings will make the tech more beneficial and significant steps are being taken to achieve that.
Many think that the advancement of AI might steal jobs from humans, which is true to some extent, as some already use AI in place of human labours like some restaurants in China and some Amazon warehouses. An advocate group, Upstate Transportation Association, is trying to ban AI-powered self-driving technology for the next 50 years, in fear of losing their jobs to machines.
An AI written article was published by the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily this year in January. The article was a 300-character piece, which the AI completed in one second.