Risks Of Artificial Intelligence: Advantages And Challenges

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Introduction BACKGROUND- There is no single definition of AI that is universally accepted by practitioners. Many define AI as a computerised system that shows behaviour that is commonly thought of as requiring intelligence. Others define AI as a system capable of rationally solving complex problems or taking appropriate actions to achieve its goals in real world circumstances it encounters. AI is mainly about helping machines find solutions to complex problems in a more human like fashion. This generally involves borrowing human intelligence and applying them as algorithms in a computer friendly way. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to help address some of the biggest challenges that society faces. Endowing computers with human-like…show more content…
Experimentation and research must be carried out judiciously as there can be costly mistakes. The following sections show the risks of artificial intelligence. Risk of Self driving cars Artificial intelligence or a form of it has been implemented in cars nowadays. One example of this is Tesla's Autopilot which takes control of the car and has self-driving capabilities. Although it has been heavily tested and is now safe for humans it is still not risk free from viruses and hacking. There may be potential of a new virus that can manipulate the system and cause damage to the passengers. They can also be easily thwarted by incorrect GPS and bad weather. In fact, majority of the aircraft accidents that take place happen during the switch of control from autopilot mode to the pilot (1). In case of high speed accidents, the car may be programmed to safeguard the passengers which may cause more damage to the pedestrians and people would more likely buy a car that would safeguard them over the others. The self-driving cars would not interpret human traffic signals or roadblocks and may be a cause of accidents. The self-driving cars would cause large scale unemployment and eliminate many jobs in the transport sector such as public transport divers and taxi drivers. This could have a negative impact on the unemployment rate and the…show more content…
A chatbot is a program that communicates with text messages. News reports says researchers were teaching two chatbots how to negotiate with each other. The bots were originally left alone to develop their conversational skills. When the experimenters returned, they found that the AI software had begun to deviate from normal speech. Instead, they were using a brand-new language created without any input from their human supervisors. The new language was more efficient for communication between the bots, but was not helpful in achieving the task they had been set. Finally, the researchers had to shut down the bots manually and the experiment had to be

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