Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Will Redefine How We Live and Work
We are on the verge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another, unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The main driver for this technological revolution is Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Technological change driven by AI will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, and nurture relationships. But the development and applications of artificial intelligence can also present a dystopian threat to our collective and individual well being.
What is Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence today is often referred to as narrow AI (or weak AI), which is designed to perform a narrow task (eg: facial recognition or only internet searches or driving a car). The other kind of Artificial Intelligence is termed general AI (AGI or strong AI) which is designed to “think,” and solve problems much like humans. While narrow AI may outperform humans at a specific task is, like playing chess or solving equations, AGI would outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task.
Artificial intelligence involves the attempt to make machines think in the way humans do. Machine Learning at its most basic is the practice of using algorithms to parse data, learn from it, and then make a conclusion or prediction.
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Ray Williams summarize the blog with that the developments in Artificial Intelligence will have an enormous impact our personal and work lives. In the process, there will be much disruption, but it’s unlikely we will be able to stop this Fourth Industrial Revolution. But it does provide us with the opportunity to address ethical, moral, legal and social issues, including a proactive role of government in ensuring these developments are for the benefit of people.
Ray Williams, Wired for Success wrote an interesting post, Jun 16, 2017, in Psychology today about Artificial Intelligence. Here is the link to the post.