AI gaining control over humanity...

AI gaining control over humanity...

Some people claim that AI is still in its infancy. Others assure us that we are only a few years away from AI gaining control over humanity. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between....

According to the most trustworthy forecasts out there, AI will outsmart humans at virtually everything in the following 45 years. Obviously, this won’t happen overnight. Industries will be falling under AI’s spell one-by-one.

Experts predict that within the next decade AI will outperform humans in relatively simple tasks such as translating languages, writing school essays, and driving trucks. More complicated tasks like writing a bestselling book or working as a surgeon, however, will take machines much more time to learn. AI is expected to master these two skills by 2049 and 2053 accordingly.

It is obviously too soon to talk about AI-powered creatures like those from Westworld or Ex Machinastealing our jobs or, worse yet, rising against humanity, but we are certainly moving in that direction. Meanwhile, top tech professionals and scientists are getting increasingly concerned about our future and encourage further research on the potential impact of AI.

It looks like those who understand the full potential of AI are more scared of it than those who only know the basics. A recent scandal between Google’s executives and employees may serve as a proof. In April, employees of Google demanded the company to stop working on a so-called “Pentagon Project” as they were afraid of being involved in the business of war. The project officially known as “Project Maven” is meant to use AI to make it easier to classify images of people and objects shot by drones. The potential danger is that the life-or-death decisions of what needs to be bombarded and what doesn’t will be made without humans involvement.

The military explains that their only intent is to reduce the current workload and minimize the number of tedious tasks performed by humans—something AI is extremely well-suited for.

Johnathan Hudspeth
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Given that lives of people might be at stake, however, can these tasks even be called tedious? And there’s another critical question. In a world like this, who will bear the blame of killing innocent people?

It is a widespread point of view that one day not only will AI exceed human performance but it will also extend beyond human control. With so many fearful articles out there, questions like “is artificial intelligence safe?” or “is artificial intelligence bad for people?” should come as no surprise. AI is obviously exciting but simultaneously warrants caution.