Artificial Intelligence - A Risk or Boon for the Future?

Can we completely rely on Automation for all work??

Artificial intelligence, popularly known as AI, is progressing very speedily today. The term also refers to machine learning is defined as embedding intelligence in machines to act and perform like human minds by the use of various technologies.

Robotics, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, deep learning, knowledge learning lies under the same concept "Artificial Intelligence".

Nowadays, we have seen the use of AI applications in many fields apart from just computer science, such as automobiles, business applications, and health. Hence, the intelligence that has been originated from the machines to perform the work is what we call AI.

We all know that AI has a vast scope in the digital world. The researchers, however, segmented AI as weak or strong AI.

What is the difference between weak AI and strong AI?

Most of the AI applications that we see in today’s world are based on weak AI or narrow AI because they are able to perform only one task at a time. They need to be designed and directed so that it can provide the user’s insight.

On the other hand, for strong AI, human inputs are not required, the applications are designed in a way that it can take their own decisions and apply intelligence to many problems. Hence, they function and behave like a human.

Many industries nowadays have started using artificial intelligence in their day to day work processes to make them faster.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Machine translation in computer science

AI-driven chatbots

Fraud detection in the banking sector

Security from Cyberattacks

India's first airport robot – RADA

Yes! You have heard it right. Recently this July, Vistara has introduced India’s first airport robot named RADA. The robot is designed for the customer assistance and Indra Gandhi international airport is the first one in India to have its airport robot, at its signature lounge in terminal 3 by Vistara. RADA is all set to assist passengers for their flight-related queries. Also, it offers games, videos and music options through its user-friendly interface.

RADA is the innovation of Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh who is Vistara’s chief information and innovation officer. It was his belief that, many young talented employees have been engaged in gaining the customer service experience which is why their true potential is challenged due to the limited scope of the work routine.

There are still some changes to be made for RADA in terms of functionality and features for further uses after getting the customer feedback as per the Vistara.

RADA is designed for the ease of the customers hence, it is very interactive and a highly mobile machine that can roam around a pre-programmed path. It also greets people while speaking with them. Currently, RADA is able to guide customers about all the basic details like departure gates, weather conditions at departure, terminal details, flight status, scanning their boarding passes and provides information about Vistara’s services and products.

Is AI a threat to human resources in the future?

Not exactly, in fact, AI has a good future as it has taken away so many risky jobs. Bomb defusing task is the one that is handled by robots, though they are not completely ready as robots yet as per BBC they are technically drones so are being used as the physical counterparts for defusing bombs. Though they need a human intervention for controlling the instructions rather than the AI.

We can expect AI integration as the technology to improve in the coming years.

We can see the start of self - driven cars, soon they will be fully automated with the advancement of technology. In many cities like New York, Dubai, AI-driven robots are being used for security reasons at police stations and shopping complexes. Robots are even helping house owners in doing household chores.

But the question is how far can we rely on the machines for all our work?? Many researchers believe that a super-intelligent AI can be a threat also because a machine is always a machine, we can trust upon it until a point. Also, there is always a margin of technical error which can be devastating to many lives. In the future, chances are there for mass unemployment because most of today's manual work will be automated tomorrow.

Are you excited or afraid of AI? Will it improve your life?

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