Robots. You may have only seen them in the movies or on TV. It’s not as if you can just buy one from the mall and ask it to do your household chores for you, right? It only happens in the movie. While we are surrounded by technology, we still haven’t reached that level yet. That’s way up high in the niches of science and technology. What we have for now are smartphones and Amazon’s Alexa, perhaps? However, they don’t look like the AI we have in mind, a humanoid robot.
But considering that the experts are now refining the technology of quantum computing in their secret labs, we know for sure that the future lies with very advanced technology such as artificial intelligence. Imagine having a robot that talks and thinks for itself. Such a thought is both exciting and scary at the same time. Well, I won’t complain if I end up with Baymax – that is if he is even part of the option. But with the future dominated by AI, the least we can do is to prepare for it, right?
Since the youth is the future of the world, it makes perfect sense why companies will invest in teaching them about artificial intelligence and make them feel comfortable to be surrounded by this technology. Their future will likely be dominated by robots, although we’d rather hope not.
What we fail to realize is that AI is already slowly creeping into our society as we speak. The world is gradually being run by AI right under our noses. But at this rate, our love for technology and all thing social media will prompt us to turn a blind eye and make the transition easier for is, if we’re not already living in it. But up to what extent can AI actually affect our lives? Do you really want to find out?
“If you can’t beat them, join them.” How many times have we heard this overused phrase? Regardless of your aversion to technology nor of your hesitance to embrace technology completely, we can’t stop the world from further progressing. A world dominated by artificial intelligence is what’s waiting for us in the future, whether we like it or not. So, learn as much as you can about it as early as now, so you are better prepared once that day comes. Who knows, AI may not be as bad as we think it is after all.
Does The Future Lie With Artificial Intelligence? is available on IAMNotAnArtist.org