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November 17, 2021 at 4:54 am #16945rachaelmcclearyGuest
Artificial intelligence has been around for decades and today it is the hottest topic in the tech world, with everyone from Google to hedge funds claiming that they have the technology to build super intelligent computers that can take care of every decision for you, including your shopping, eating, and decision making. This seems like a great idea right up until you realize that no one is ever going to be able to build artificial intelligent computers that are as good as humans in every aspect, and everyone agrees that this will be decades before anything could even be remotely developed. Nevertheless, the press continues to breathlessly advertise the latest and greatest artificially intelligent machine that will solve every human’s life problems in a single step – or be able to do it with sub-conscious thought, or even better still, be able to think for itself. So, what is artificial intelligence exactly?
Artificial intelligence simply means that computers aren’t the only thing that contains information; the human mind also possesses some sort of artificial intelligence, and this information is referred to as logical intelligence. Artificial intelligence is also being researched into in the military, because although many believe this to be near impossible, there is a strong push within the scientific community for it to be a fact; after all, we are only talking about machines here, and these machines already have the ability to beat a semi-intelligent human at chess, beat its competitor at poker, music packages scammers and write Shakespeare. However, in the future, a machine may be able to beat all of the top players at every game, so technically it would be smarter than all of us, which would make it artificially intelligent.
Artificial intelligence researchers are currently trying to create machines that can beat games of poker, chess, and Go, but they aren’t quite there yet. What makes machines more intelligent than humans is that they can analyze all of the data around them, which humans cannot do. Researchers are also working on creating self-driving cars that are able to drive autonomously through city traffic, and they aren’t there just yet. However, the potential applications of such technology are huge, and we will only be able to use them effectively if we learn to control them. Whether it is using self-driving cars to deliver goods to businesses, or controlling other large machines like buildings and bridges, or even weather and traffic, we need to develop a sense of trust in artificial intelligence, otherwise these technologies will not only fail us, but totally fail mankind.