The Limits And Benefits Of Artificial Intelligence

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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 replace mankind, coexist with us or merge with us. Although the uncertainties regarding artificial intelligence in the future are many, scientists and experts have expressed both their concerns and their support. Therefore, this essay sets out to investigate the following research questions: What are the possible benefits and risks of artificial intelligence? Can artificial intelligence be considered mostly positive or negative given the benefits and risks? Firstly, this text will explain the definition of artificial intelligence and discuss its development. Secondly, this paper will present the possible risks and benefits of the technology and to conclude this text will compare the risks with the benefits. The definition of

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