Intelligence defines the ability of an object to apply non-deterministic algorithms in an intervened manner to allow most applicable solution to emerge for the stated objective. The superiority of the outcome thus signifies the level of intelligence. Intelligence could be inherited, acquired or even borrowed. The frame of thinking cells and the seasoning of the experience allows entities to apply right measures of intelligence for a given situation. There is nothing called ‘Artificial’ about intelligence. It could at best be termed ‘Machine’ intelligence.
In an endeavor to cognitively augment human intelligence for accurate analysis of millions of data samples, machines are continuously trained to uplift the performance of outcome as close as it could get to humans. Machines are taught to ‘think’ irrationally just like humans therefore providing a vibrant colour to the eventual outcome. While automation, speed, reliability, scale and handling complex algorithms are basic ingredients of ‘Machine’ intelligence, there are millions of researches happening across domains and industries to seed ‘human nature’ onto machines. ‘Machine’ intelligence (AI) is no-doubt benefiting the society in about every way possible and available. Machines trained intelligently are becoming more and more cognitive to aid people in terms of need. While this looks interesting, there could be potential risks to society if this technology is wrongly used and ends up in the wrong hands.
Recursive self-improvement in machines could potentially trigger something that could surprise humans in an unprecedented way. Let us consider the following 3 scenarios to illustrate this thought:
Creation of wonderful intelligence inside machines (AI) might be the biggest future for the human kind. Augmented super intelligence can help eradicate poverty, improve quality of life and blur the borders between nations. However, before it becomes super-intelligent, goals of AI need to be aligned with ours, aided with ethics, values and morals. To ensure that the risks associated with AI are mitigated, we need critical codes and policies. AI must be dealt with utmost care and precision just like a super power assumes responsibility and controls the proceedings.