Artificial Intelligence; Blessing Or A Curse?

Published on May 12, 2017

Artificial Intelligence or AI is intelligence exhibited by machines.

The field was founded on the claim that human intelligence can be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it.

Since the 19th century, Artificial Intelligence are common in fiction such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or Karel Capek’s R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots).

British Mathematician Alan Turing is one of the fonding fathers on the theory and development of Artificial Intelligence.

Reportedly the very first AI could solve algebraic problems, prove logical theorems and speak in English.

Kismet was the first robot to respond to humans in a natural way.

In 1997, IBM’s “Deep Blue” defeated Russian chess master Gary Kasparov. The machine could calculate 200 million possible move in a second.

Most talking AI are female. This is based on a study that most people prefer the sound of a female voice.

80% of all the data processing works done in the world do not need any human assistance.

Recent advancements in AI has contributed to the wonders like drones and self driving cars.

“2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” features a computer that could think and make independent decisions. The movie was labeled “too imaginative and somewhat ridiculous”.

In Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime GHOST IN THE SHELL, The Puppet master, a self thinking program, convinces the protagonist to let it inhabit her body.

Very recently, Russian scientist displayed a robot called FEDOR, which can shoot any moving object precisely and also can decide who is a friend and who is an enemy.

The Race, a billion dollar sex tech industry has announced to launch “Harmony”, which will be the first AI sex doll.

Studies say that within a decade, AI will replace humans in all major industry works.

Artificial Intelligence is currently the front runner in computer research.

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