Humans and machines have been working together for more than a century. It’s not a new concept. In fact, since the first machine was invented, people have been creating more advanced machines for decades. And over the last 30 years, the advancements have been remarkable.
Just look at the smartphone. It used to take five or six different “machines” to accomplish what can now be done in the palm of your hand with just one. And all it requires is just a few clicks and swipes from your fingertips.
Machine advancement has been incredible during the last decade. But if you look at what’s on the tech horizon, smartphones are just scratching the surface. In fact, thanks to the latest discoveries and advancements with artificial intelligence (AI), the possibilities are endless. Humans and machines are already working together in incredible ways.
What Is Artificial Intelligence?
So what is artificial intelligence? According to techopedia.com, AI is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include:
- Speech recognition
In a nutshell, AI makes it possible for machines to actually learn from experience, and perform human-like tasks. Scientists and software programmers have made great strides in AI. Some of the most common examples of AI today are chess-playing computers, digital voice assistants, and self-driving cars.
However, there is still much to be learned about AI. It’s extremely difficult to teach a computer to carry on meaningful conversations or understand and feel the way humans do. Scientists have been successful at teaching machines how to perform certain, specific tasks. But no matter how well a self-driving car performs in road tests, it still couldn’t carry on an intelligent conversation with you during the commute.
Could AI Be Dangerous?
That being said, a lot has been made of artificial intelligence and its capabilities. Some tech experts expect AI to overtake the world (not literally, of course) and eventually have a hand in everything we do. But despite its amazing potential, there are others who fear the possible repercussions of teaching supercomputers and/or robots how to do so many things. Read More Below