Welcome to Artificial Intelligence era
Artificial intelligence, also known as machine intelligence or #AI is a concept dating back to the 50s, in which machines are learned to execute tasks that humans can do. Colloquially, the term is used when a machine simulates cognitive functions associated with the human mind, such as learning and problem-solving.
Humankind always had an idea to create machines that will do things like they are capable of. If we even look at the ancient times, Greek myths of Hephaestus and Pygmalion incorporated the idea of intelligent robots (such as Talos) and artificial beings (such as Galatea and Pandora). Later on, Aristotle described the syllogism, a method of formal, mechanical thought. We always had that idea to share the knowledge we own to others and create counterfeit of ourselves.
Today, more then ever we have artificial intelligence incorporated in our everyday lives. You probably heard that best careers in the future will be somehow related to this field of study. Terms like machine learning, deep learning, automation, robotics, artificial neural networks and augmented reality are in use in almost every day.
According to recently deceased Professor Stephen Hawking, intelligent machines will destroy millions of jobs. He also predicted that this could lead to further economic inequality.
Some other predictions that the World Economic Forum brought to us are that AI will replace humans with creative tasks sooner than we can expect. Let’s see a few of them:
– In 2020 AI will compete at the world series of Poker
– 2026 – AI will write a school essay
– 2027 – Robots will be able to generate a top 40 pop song
– In 2049 Bots will be able to write a New York Times Bestseller
– In 2059 they will conduct a maths research
Read more predictions from the World Economic Forum here.
But as the technology becomes more advanced we can expect even more use cases in the artificial intelligence domain that we can not even predict at this time.
After reading these predictions we can definitely say that AI will change our lives drastically. Especially in the next years and decades. These predictions really make you ask yourselves – are we prepared for this?
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