Artificial Intelligence A Threat To Humankind?

By POOJA BISHT |Email | Mar 5, 2019 | 3225 Views

While we have reached a remarkable point in AI innovations, the technology and its wonderful gifts to the man, its multiple usages in recent years, there are always heated controversies, arguments and discussions between people, between the intelligent minds and between anyone who is a part of this technological era of whether a time will come in the future where robots will replace humans, cutting down the possibility of employment or with the superintelligence becoming more smarter and dominating mankind.

It is of no doubt that robots and machines in some areas and fields are doing better than humans in terms of the accuracy and precision they provide which further brings heats to the argument.
While these heated arguments are always in the air, creating fear and looking technology as a threat, these arguments always overshadow the development, the benefits that AI has provided in the recent past.
With the self-driving cars for making life easier, to the chatbots for providing a faster communication, with the robotic machines for researching a planet to developing systems with an aim to minimize road accidents AI has undoubtedly given so much to us that we should be grateful for. It has proved to be boon to the humankind.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and a technology entrepreneur in 2017, called AI to be a risk to the existence of human civilization, predicting the dangers that AI could actually have in the nearer future by controlling and dominating humans. It would be wrong to say if he is the only one talking about the negative repercussions when there are several great innovatory minds revealing the same aspect.

There are obviously some pros and cons of technology. The nuclear power when developed and used in several applications to the humankind also poses danger and destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on its usage in the wrong way. Why shall we go to nuclear power and understand such a simple concept of using technology in the right way when Facebook itself is becoming a cause of stress and depression for a number of people today.
The problem is not with the technology, actually. It is not the innovation which is a danger to us when it was built with an aim to simplify the living and making life easier to live. It is we, who actually turn it around and use the same technology in the wrong way. The major part of the responsibility lies on us of what we do with a particular technology and innovation and how could we amend it to be a boon t nature and people.

The same has been explained by Mark Zuckerburg on making a reply to all the naysayers who see and perceive AI  as a threat to humankind. 

"Whenever I hear people saying AI is going to hurt people in the future, I think yeah, you know, technology can generally always be used for good and bad, and you need to be careful about how you build it and you need to be careful about what you build and how it is going to be used."

Source: HOB