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Of all the technological developments of the modern age, none is as complex as artificial intelligence. According to Andrew Garrison, author of the article Is artificial intelligence good for humans?, 2015, artificial intelligence is the concept of computers or machines that have an advanced level of intelligence such as Apple’s Siri and the GPS. Theoretically, this could in the future be a level higher than even the brightest human being. Nevertheless, the idea that a manufactured entity has the ability to imitate intelligent human behavior can be frightening. Within the past few years artificial intelligence has therefore become a controversy among many scientists. The question that many experts ask themselves is if intelligent machines will…show more content…
André Leblanc states in his Ted Talk Artificial Intelligence and the future, 2015 that technology used to be developed in order to replace human muscles. As a result of this, tasks that previously had to be conducted physically can today be automated by technology and different machines. In contrast, technology has for the last hundred years been developed in order to enhance the human brain. This has resulted in intelligent machines such as the calculator, which is a way of enhancing our ways of doing math. Rodney Brooks, professor in robotics, claims in the article Artificial intelligence is a tool, not a threat, November 10, 2014 in Rethink robotics that recent advances of technology let us teach machines simple things such as to know whether an image is that of a cat or a dog or that it is about to fail if its temperature increases. However, Brooks also states that this is only a small part of being intelligent and that these recent advances in AI and machine learning show that the development is still in its initial stage. Another statement from Leblanc (2015) is that the next generation of AI is going to be more adaptive, self learning and intuitive. Nevertheless, superintelligent machines are not as futuristic as they may seem. This is confirmed by Tom Risen in the article Artificial Intelligence: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? published on June 3, 2016 in…show more content…
Garrison (2015) states, for instance, in his article that intelligent machines could be a great opportunity for scientific and medical improvements. One who supports this notion is André Leblanc (2015) who states in his Ted Talk that drugs could be tested on these humanized machines. He claims that this would lead to faster progress in medical research and serve as a great aid in the future development of medications. Nevertheless, Garrison (2015) also refers to the psychology professor Gary Marcus in his article. Marcus states that these intelligent machines also could replace taxi drivers since it would improve safety on the roads. Besides the health and safety benefits, it would also be beneficial for the economy as AI is estimated to increase the economy with an additional trillion-dollar per year. One who supports this, is Tom Risen (2016) who states that AI is a very promising source of income. Furthermore, he points out that the International Data Corporation estimates that the market of intelligent machines will reach 40 billion dollars by 2020. However, Garrison (2015) also refers to the inventor Ray Kurzweil who claims that AI would be beneficial for the human race. He explains that we would be able to merge with it and enhance the human capacity not only economical and in health care but also in everyday
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