It is true that artificial intelligence is a key area in today’s modern world with its specific pros and cons. While I accept its potential risks, I believe that benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh its drawbacks.
When it comes to discuss the negative consequences of artificial intelligence, some people tend to see the empty half of the glass, imagining a world that is run by super-smart machines. This group of people believes that with the current pace of artificial intelligence development, computers would shortly become smarter than humans, and this could lead to a world in which computers govern humans. Considering the latest artificial intelligence achievements, I believe that we are far from the invention of computers that are smarter than humans. Therefore, we have the time and chance to properly regulate artificial intelligence in order to reduce the unwanted adverse implications of this scientific field. Furthermore, establishing a tough international supervisory organisation can be a truly effective action in fighting against any probable abuse of artificial intelligence.
It is undeniable that smart machines, computers and devices have already had countless beneficial effects on our lives. Smart cars, for example, not only have caused a remarkable decrease in road crash rate, but also have made navigation much easier and more convenient than before. Today, many modern cars benefit from automatic braking systems that utilize complicated artificial intelligence calculation methods to avoid car crashes. In addition, with new intelligent navigational systems finding a destination is not a challenge anymore, and so we can easily travel to even remote places without worrying about getting lost. Positive impacts of artificial intelligence on other fields, from medical diagnosis to industrial developments, are also huge and evident.
In conclusion, I view artificial intelligence as an empowerment tool that its adverse implications can simply be avoided.