May 9, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence and The Future

By Treasure Mayowa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be the next future technology. It is the use of human intelligence and mental capability to enable machines programmed to use the intelligence to carry out actions, which they are specified to do.

According to Wikipedia, Artificial Intelligence(AI) has been expressively defined as “intelligence demonstrated by machine, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals, which involves consciousness and emotionality.”

Artificial Intelligence started as research in 1955, which was followed by lots of development and investment.

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The goals of AI is to stimulate the intelligence expressed by the human mind in a machine for the completion of tasks.

Applications of AI seen so far, include, self-driving cars, medical diagnosis, solving mathematical equations, search engines, online assistants (i.e Siri), image recognition, spam filtering, online advertisement targeting, just to mention a few.

This is to show how AI is gradually including its self in our world and the inevitable growth in the years to come. According to Statista, the global AI market is set to grow up to 54 percent yearly.

This has raised a little cause of concern; is AI bringing more bad
than good? It is gradually taking over our world?

Let's discuss some advantages and disadvantages of AI to enable us to come to a fair conclusion.

Advantages Of Artificial Intelligence

1. Reduces Errors
This is one of the major importance of AI; it significantly carries out required tasks with little or no error. This is because it works with information gathered according to the programs.

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2. Hardwork
Human beings can only work for a period of time, after that, they become tired and need to take breaks.
In AI, such is not an obstacle as the machines can work for a longer period of time or even 24/7 at a high and efficient speed.
They are programmed to work endlessly and tireless, except for the time required for maintenance.

3. Decisions Are Fast
Unlike humans, AI machines are programmed to make decisions involving their tasks. As earlier stated, using information gathered from algorithms on the system, they make quick

4. Efficient & Accurate
These Artificial Intelligence machines are known for their efficient and accurate task flow.

5. They introduce new ways to solve everyday problems, which humans can handle.

Disadvantages Of Artificial Intelligence

1. They are expensive
Though the investments made into the future of AI are huge, the fact remains that Artificial Intelligence is expensive to implement and manage.

2. Unemployment
Robots, which are forms of AI, will end up replacing human in some tasks thereby creating fewer employment opportunities.

3. These machines can be destructive if placed in the wrong hands or a person. This is because they can be easily manipulated by a person with the knowledge of their programme.

AI is a wonderful development and will come a long way to improve the way we do things and the future.

In my opinion, anything that has an advantage will surely have a
disadvantage and it all comes down to how we try to manage or minimise the effects of the disadvantages.

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