As you learned at the beginning of the course, that even if AI is something that everyone is talking about nowadays, it's not a new field of study. Alan Turing was one of the key persons in the beginning and now every AI is trying to pass the Turing test he developed.
AI has already played multiple different games, like checkers and chess, and has even won world champions in their own games. Like AI called Watson proved that it can understand natural language and answer questions and won the Jeopardy!-tv quiz show.
However, AI brings diverse ethical and moral questions with it as it develops further. We must think about what is intelligence, how do we define it? At the moment it's concluded that intelligence must include the ability to adapt to changing situations. Lovelace test is for the test if the AI is capable to form its own original idea.
Yann LeCun - Computer scientist and professor at New York University
It is beneficial for everyone to know about the possibilities and the risks of AI, despite if you work in the technology industries or some entirely different professional area.
AI can be utilized in various ways and industries. AI can help medical professionals make the diagnoses and help in surgeries that need extreme delicacy, like the Da Vinci surgery robot. But still, AI is not capable to make these sorts of decisions by itself.
The boring, mundane and repetitive job can be delegated to the machines and that lowers the overall development costs and makes production faster. But as the same work can be done by the machines, it will replace the human and in the worst case they will become unemployed.
We can not avoid AI nowadays unless we ditch the modern lifestyle and move in the middle of nowhere with out any sort of smartphone on the computer. AI is slowly being integrated into homes and self-driving cars aren't that further away.
We still need to be aware of how new technologies can be misused and try to prevent that. Deepfakes are becoming a common nuisance and hackers have been using AI to complete their attacks. And at what point does the AI violate our privacies by collecting information and tracking us? These are the questions that everyone should think about. Some problems that AI presents us are a bit odd, like in Janelle Shane's TED-talk told. AI at the moment is taking instructions too literally and this may sometimes cause funny incidents with the thing like disgusting ice cream flavors.
Still, AI has brought many innovative inventions to make our daily lives a bit easier. But it depends on us, how we choose to use AI, and is our cause the right one. Do we aim for the good of humanity or do we use it to violate other peoples' human rights?