How Artificial Intelligence Will TAKE OVER The World


Will artificial intelligence ever become advanced
enough to take over the world? We’ve seen this concept in many movies – when
humans create a piece of technology that’s just a little too intelligent and independent
that we can no longer control them. This scenario of machines and Artificial Intelligence
taking over the world may seem far-fetched and the premise of a satirical sci-fi movie,
the ever-growing rate at which technological innovations and breakthroughs are occuring
should encourage us to consider the possibility that our reliance on AI may prove to be our
undoing as a civilisation sooner or later. If robots did take over the world, it wouldn’t
happen overnight, rather, gradually shaping and changing the role that it played in our
lives, slowly but significantly changing the way we interacted with our world. Sound familiar? Stephen Hawking once said, “The development
of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…It would take
off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological
evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.” In this video, we’re going to talk about
some of the most advanced pieces of AI that currently exist, and how this technology could
change our world in the very near future. —
The word “robot” was first popularized by Karel Čapek, a famous Czech sci-fi writer
from the early 20th century. Since then, we’ve been constantly pushing
the boundaries of what machines are capable of But according to Arend Hintz, a professor
of integrative biology and computer sciences, and engineering at Michigan State University,
the rise of AI truly began in the 1990s, in the form of the IBM chess-playing computer,
Deep Blue, that managed to beat Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion at the time. But at its core, this machine was still pretty
basic. Flash forward 20 years, and now we have the
humanoid robot, known as Sophia, that can not only hold conversations, possess facial
expressions and recognize individuals, but has actually gained citizenship in Saudi Arabia. One of the most advanced robots is ASIMO (or
Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility), created by Honda in the year 2000. This bipedal humanoid robot can recognize
moving objects, distinguish sounds, respond to questions, and travel autonomously. Part of what makes us human is our ability
to form memories, learn from experiences, and adapt our behaviours based that. This is basically what modern AI aims to do. One application would be self-driving cars
that are able to gather and interpret information from observing other cars on the street. In this new age of artificial intelligence,
experts and researchers are trying to integrate something called the ‘theory of mind’
into machines, so that they not only form representations of the world, but can recognize
beliefs and emotions in other entities, allowing them to predict behaviour. So, where are we at now? In May of 2017, Google announced the AutoML
project, which involves AI designed to create other AI, possibly even more efficiently than
human engineers. Wait…robots that can create more of themselves? Now that does sound like a sci-fi novel. But, could a robot takeover really happen? While fantasies of being wiped out by androids
may be something plaguing our imaginations, there are some other hurdles to overcome before
any Hollywood-type scenario ever occurred. One of our biggest worries is that robots
may eventually render human labour obsolete . In 2015, when news emerged that about 15
million jobs in the United Kingdom would be automated within a couple of decades, people
were at a panic, fearing the loss of their jobs. However, some are more optimistic, and believe
that we just need to change our relationship with AI and make use of our resources in the
best way possible. Mikhail Naumov, co-founder and Chief Strategy
officer of DigitalGenius believes that AI is best used when teamed up with people. He says that AI is simply a tool for the customer
service reps, similar to how an accountant uses a calculator or a banker uses a spreadsheet. But for many of us technology has already
changed from something that is “nice to have” to something that we fully depend
on to survive. Another common worry is that without fully
understanding how machine learning occurs. This is referred to as the “black box”
of AI, where the algorithms are so complicated that even experts can’t seem to figure out
what’s happening after the information goes in. Without truly knowing what’s going on and
how robots learn from new information, some fear that one day technology might just slip
out of our control. It’s true that technological advancement
has brought many benefits to our lives, but with the amount of power that it holds, we
must at least note the importance of AI safety and research. Elon Musk, founder of companies like SpaceX
and Tesla, is a well-known advocate for the regulation of artificial intelligence, claiming
that it is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization and that governments
need to have a better understanding of this technology in order to fully comprehend the
damage that it could do. So, what do you think? Is this something that we should be concerned
about? Or should we just embrace the convenience
and advancement that AI brings to us?