Is AI the future we’re really looking forward to?

The word ‘AI’ is very familiar to most of us in the 21st century. I’m sure, you might have heard about how Artificial intelligence can be a massive revolution, alas with the risk of posing some genuine concerns. However development, there is no denying that over the past decades, we’ve seen technology evolve exponentially.

Let’s determine what dangers artificial intelligence poses:

  1. Autonomous Weapons can be programmed to kill, which is one way AI can pose risks. It might even be plausible to expect that the nuclear arms race will be replaced with a global autonomous weapons race. It has been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms. Most AI researchers have no interest in building AI weapons — and do not want others to tarnish their field by doing so, potentially creating a backlash against AI that curtails its future societal benefits.
  2. AI brings to the table is the ability to gather, analyze, and combine vast quantities of data from different sources. Social actors that regularly utilize these techniques are now in the position to identify, profile, and directly affect our lives without consent. The potential impact of AI on privacy is immense, which is why it is imperative to raise awareness about these issues.
  3. Self-driving cars are not completely safe — at least not yet. While self-driving cars are probably the future mode of transport, today’s roads and pedestrian rules are not meant for autonomous traffic. It will take a lot of time and investment to make roads safer and compliant for self-driving cars to commute. AI still needs a lot of computing power and processing time to come up with the right decision and make immediate responses. A single bug in the algorithm could make the AI go for a complete toss, putting the car into a rampant metal beast.
  4. The fingerprint biometrics fading away to face recognition. But we have seen hackers attempting to break into this technology by building fake faces using simple and cheap methods such as masks and silicon to replicate the face and skin. If this technology is not made robust enough, we could soon see a dystopian future where privacy and security could be at stake.

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