Artificial intelligence is the talk of the hour; some consider it as a revolution that will shape the world in coming years and some are afraid of its capabilities and things it can do if proper supervision is not maintained. Some of the common fears include security breaching, unethical ways of fulfilling the task, a threat to humanity, unemployment etc. It has been growing every passing second several major companies are working towards enabling artificial intelligence to do everything humans can.
Now the first question that arises is what is artificial intelligence?
In layman’s language, it can be described as the theory and development of computer systems in order to perform tasks which require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
The field was founded on the claim that human intelligence “can be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it”.
Some of the AIs you have heard about are some of these have made their way in your pockets Watson (IBM), AlphaGo (Google), Google Brain (Google), Blue Brain (IBM), M (Facebook), Siri (Apple), Google Now (Google), Cortana (Microsoft), Wolfram Alpha (Wolfram Research), Echo (Amazon) etc .
What’s the purpose of artificial intelligence?
The objective of artificial intelligence is to make an intelligent machine which thinks as good as humans and with time outshine us in intelligence and even has emotional quotient attached to them. Making them human in each and every possible way
Long gone are the days where machines were made up of only mechanical components and electrical circuits. The days of future are approaching us where machines are Integrated with computers having very complex algorithm to control the mechanism of the machine.
Every industry whether you talk about communication, defense, security, medical or services every sector is craving for it as it’s the next technological milestone to achieve and reduce human efforts to minimal. As we all know that the whole purpose of science is to reduce human efforts and make life easier.
We all are aware of the concept of automation. Artificial intelligence is one step ahead of what automation is it provides machines with the ability to constantly evolve with time just like humans. With the incorporation of artificial intelligence, machines have become smarter and efficient they have started to monitor their own performance and use available energy in the best efficiently ways reducing their wear and tear and increasing their running life.
In coming years artificial intelligence is going to change the way we see machines and we will get more reliable to them as compared to the past.
Artificial intelligence improves the speed, quality, efficiency, accuracy, enhance decision making, decrease wear and tear of the machine tools and parts and increase productivity which will ultimately add to the profit of the organization.
How will this dream be achieved? Will it be able to outsmart us and will it be a threat to humanity are some questions which have kept the researchers preoccupied at the moment?
Humanity and Artificial Intelligence will rise if they both go hand in hand.