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AI is the future

AI is the Future — And It’s Time We Start Embracing It

Summary: There’s no question that AI is powerful. And when it’s used for good, it’s a beautiful tool. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to keep powerful things out of the hands of the bad guys.

Original author and publication date: Par Chadha – October 4, 2021

Futurizonte Editor’s Note: As it has been said many times, the issue is not artificial intelligence. The real issue is the artificial soul.

From the article:

Intelligence evolution is nothing new. These days, it’s just taking on a more electronic form. Some innovations seem to appear overnight, while others take decades to perfect. When it comes to the topic of artificial intelligence (AI), most people are probably content to take it slow, as the possibilities are exciting but admittedly a bit scary at times.

However, AI is going to continue to do worlds of good. Peaceful deployment of this technology saves lives, eases burdens, and takes on tasks that can be dangerous for humans — not to mention, it brings loads of added convenience. Doesn’t everyone want a robot to bring them a beer during the game, so they don’t have to miss the action? We already know the value of Siri and Alexa to enable us to keep our lives organized, hands-free.

“Star Trek” first introduced us to the idea that a robot could be capable of performing a medical exam before the doctor comes in to see you. Robot-assisted surgery has already arrived and appears to be here to stay, making some procedures less invasive and less prone to error.

Robots that perform repetitive functions will continue to advance and become more regular fixtures in our work and home lives. Tasks like shopping, cleaning, and mail delivery are already becoming automated.

Anything Powerful Must Be Reckoned With
There’s no question that AI is powerful. And when it’s used for good, it’s a beautiful tool. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to keep powerful things out of the hands of the bad guys. So some of these incredible tools, like exoskeletons for soldiers, will also make more formidable enemies.

The discovery of DNA a century ago was transformative to our understanding of human biology. It took us a hundred years to get to the point where we could edit DNA, but what’s next? CRISPR has the potential to provide healing to millions of people, but the possibilities of DNA editing are about as vast as your imagination can go. “Attack of the Clones” no longer seems so far off.

The fears people experience about AI are significant: What if I lose my job? My livelihood? Is there a place for me in this future? AI is even beginning to break the order in some families, because the people of the younger generation working in knowledge-based jobs are already making more money than their parents did. So how do we adapt to and embrace this exciting yet possibly frightening future?

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