The article delves into the developing concern of the continued advancement of synthetic intelligence and the advantages as well as the hazards accrued. The primary source of concern is if synthetic intelligence should be regulated to avoid the truly impending repercussions that will come with the advancement in technology. Artificial intelligence refers to the activities committed to making machines intelligent; knowledge being a quality which enables the gadget function correctly and with the foresight of the environment (Etzioni, and Oren 32). A gadget is perceived to have reached the optimum level of expertise if it passes the Turing take a look at which means that a user cannot distinguish if a specific response was made by a person or a machine (Etzioni, and Oren 32). The current fear is that devices will ultimately become more powerful than human beings thus pose a serious threat to their very existence. This article attempts to describe the extent of the Artificial intelligence threat and the most probable course of action.
The article explains the elements of controversy when it comes to artificial intelligence. First, it is evident that machines are more accurate and can carry out tasks more efficiently than humans. In the case of surgical operations, for instance, robots outshine humans. In one particular experiment in which robots and humans had to stew up cut intestines, the quality of stitches done by the machine was much better than that of humans (Etzioni, and Oren 33). Robots are also currently involved in areas such as rescue missions, blue collar, and even white-collar jobs (Etzioni, and Oren 35). Human labor thus is slowly getting obsolete, and soon humans may lose their source of livelihood to the machines altogether. In the case of such an occurrence, the living standards of people, as well as their survival abilities, are severely threatened leading to adverse consequences.
This article illustrates the areas through which human labor may be lost to the robots. However, it fails to describe the preventive measures and how human beings can stop losing their livelihoods to the machines. Among the few illustrated safety measures includes regulating Artificial intelligence on an international level (Etzioni, and Oren 33). This strategy is not feasible in the sense that every country has its approach when it comes to dealing with technology. Further, many people are involved in the continued analysis of the current technologies, identifying gaps in systems and trying to solve the problems. Since most of these advancements are meant for the overall good and apply to so many different machines, it would be impossible for a single regulator to analyze and approve every single one of them.
Also, restricting advancements of Artificial Intelligence is a retrogressive move. It is due to the continually advancing technologies that there are smart machines which can detect terminal illnesses and make other devices such as airplanes and locomotives safer. In as much as the article addresses significant features of controversy, inhibiting development is not a smart move in the technological arena.
The proposal to tackle the overwhelming advancement of technology is justified in that; the article seeks to protect humans from being enslaved to their technology. Currently, there are cars algometrically designed to move on their own without being controlled by humans. These vehicles gauge by themselves which speed to move on and the routes through which to pass. In as much as some people may argue that they reduce human effort by enabling people to travel anywhere, they want effortlessly, serious risks such as wrong calculations leading to fatal accidents are a probability. Further, the article examines the use of artificial intelligence in wars and the massive damage that can accrue to humans once the machines are employed. The fact that the devices cannot make logical decisions means that they may end up causing more harm than good.
The above facts are logical and warrant some level of control in the rate of development of the Artificial intelligence. As described, it is evident that even though the technology is highly beneficial, it also has more significant weaknesses that pose severe threats to human beings. That notwithstanding, the article fails to give concrete and logical solutions for the problem making it a bit irrelevant. The counterarguments which portray the advantages of the systems overshadow the disadvantages thereby deeming artificial intelligence as more beneficial than not. For instance, the fact that machines can be employed to go to potentially dangerous areas such as places with landmines, fires, and even war tore places makes them beneficial in that they protect the lives of the humans who would have been sent to such areas in their place (Etzioni, and Oren 34).
In conclusion, the article provides a detailed analysis of artificial intelligence, its advantages and disadvantages and attempts to argue about the importance or regulating artificial intelligence. The only setback is that it does not give useful remedial measures thereby making the article relatively unsatisfactory as it does not answer the question of how regulation should take place.
Etzioni, Amitai, and Oren Etzioni. “Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?.” Issues In Science And Technology 33.4 (2017): 32-36