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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

(POTENTIAL DANGER)

BY: Bhupender Yadav


WHAT IS AI AND WHAT IT CAN DO
Artificial intelligence(AI)is intelligence exhibitedbymachines,rather
thanhumansorotheranimals(natural intelligence,NI).Incomputer
science,thefieldofAIresearchdefinesitselfasthestudyofintelligent
agents":anydevicethatperceivesitsenvironmentandtakesactionsthat
maximizeitschanceofsuccessatsomegoal.Colloquially,theterm
"artificialintelligence"isappliedwhenamachinemimics"cognitive"
functionsthathumansassociatewithotherhumanminds,suchas
"learning"and"problemsolving".
MainlyAIsarereferredtohelppeopleeasethereworkinmanywaysbut
canalsobedangersinmanymay.GivingAItheabilitytothinkforitselfcan
bedisastrous,itmightstarttothinkthathumansareuseless
IfanAIcanovercomeitsownprogrammingitcanevenstartanuclearwar
infuture
ManyofthefamouspeoplelikeStephenhawkingareagainsttheuseof
AIs
OnerecentcaseofAIovercomingitsprogrammingistoldbelow:
FACEBOOKS AI TALK BETWEEN
THEMSELVES
ResearchersatFacebooknoticedthatArtificialIntelligencetheyhadcreatedhasstartedto
makeuptheirowncode.Initiallyitlookslikeabsolutegibberish,butitbecameclearthat
themachinesnicknamedBobandAlicewereactuallycommunicatingwithoneanother.
InaFrankensteintwistontheirresearch,therobotabruptlystoppedusingEnglishand
couldonlybeunderstoodbyotherAI.
Bobwasreportedtohavesaid:Icaniieverythingelse.TowhichAlicereplied:ballshave
zerotometometome
Itisthoughtthattherobotsweretryingtoresolveproblemstheyhadencounteredbecause
IandtomereflectsproblemsoneAIishavingandtheresponsefromaso-called
negotiatingagent.Althoughsomereportsinsinuatethatthebotshadatthispoint
inventedanewlanguageinordertoeludetheirhumanmasters,abetterexplanationisthat
theneuralnetworksweresimplytryingtomodifyhumanlanguageforthepurposesof
moresuccessfulinteractions-whethertheirapproachworkedornotwasanothermatter
Theresearcherquicklyshutdownedtheprogramsassoonastheycametoknewboutit
Thismightnotseemasabigproblembutinthenearfutureitcanpotentiallydangerthe
existenceofhumanlives,astheycanevendecidetokillallthehumansforthereown
existence.