An AI machine is supposed to have the ability to learn, plan, problem solve and be able to recognise speech.
Computers will overtake humans with AI within the next 100 years. When that happens, we need to make sure the computers have goals aligned with ours.” This was stated by one of the smartest minds in the 20th century Stephen Hawking. The quote may seem negative but AI is one of the examples of how in the last 2 centuries, the knowledge of technology has evolved so much! AI is an area of computer science that really emphasises the creation of intelligent machines, that work and react with the humans. Ironically the most popular bachelor degree in the world last year (2018) was computer science, so as the machines get smarter the humans are also keeping up with the computer science in general too. An AI machine is supposed to have the ability to learn, plan, problem solve and be able to recognise speech. One of the main breakthroughs that allowed AI to develop so much was big data, big data allowed it to have enough information in order to make a “rational decision”. Big data in short is the combination of all the micro data we leave behind surfing the web. Studying this data allows companies like Netflix to pick personalised cover arts that is most likely to get us to watch a particular show, and the examples are plenty! Imagine certain jobs such as firefighters, miners and even construction workers, these are all jobs with high mortality rates. Wouldn’t it be amazing if those jobs were taken over by robots that can’t get sick or hurt? But on the flip side the world is seeing an expanding population and a shrinking pool of job.