What is the future of Artificial Intelligence?
One way or another the future of artificial intelligence (AI) will change everything in life. The history of artificial intelligence dates back centuries to when robots would appear in the myths of many ancient societies including Greek, Arabic, Egyptian and Chinese. Today, the field of artificial intelligence is smarter than ever and is evolving every second. Many believe that we’re on the threshold of discoveries that could change human society irreversibly.
Can you imagine how different our society is going to be in 10 years’ time? Can you imagine how different technology is going to be? I certainly can imagine the technology were all using now is going to be completely irrelevant and out of date. With artificial intelligence developing at a rapid pace there is no limit as to what the future holds. Dr Stephen Cave states that he believes “that future machines can be more powerful than humans not just because they are faster but because they can have cognitive functionalities that are inherently not human”.
Society has already started adopting artificial intelligence in everyday life, some example are very obvious and some examples we wouldn’t even know that were using it. Siri and Google are very obvious examples of utilising artificial intelligence to the maximum extent. But some less obvious examples includes vacuum cleaners, cars, video games, e-commerce software and many more.
A massive example, which has come under massive public scrutiny is the use of artificial intelligence in self driving cars. The scrutiny has come after earlier this year one of Uber’s self-driving cars killed a 49 year old after the car failed to do an emergency stop. Although many people may think that we are ready for the self-driving generation we are still very far off as highlighted by the many crashes that have occurred this year whilst testing these self-driving vehicle’s. As we all know no one or nothing is perfect and for a robot to be perfect it’s first time is impossible and that is why these crashes are inevitable. But it is these crashes that get remembered due to their bad publicity in the media and highlight societies unwillingness to trust technology.
Although the future is unknown, we are certain about something and that is that change is coming. Change is always exciting and especially in regards to technology and artificial intelligence as the sky is the limit for these robots and I can’t wait to fast forward 10 years and see what technology is driving the world.