Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Discussing the pros and cons of articial intelligence is, to be sure, an emotional topic. People have feared artificial intelligence (AI) almost as soon as it was invented. Hollywood in particular has done a masterful job of stoking those fears with movies like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Terminator” and “The Matrix” all making AI systems into demonic forces. Most recently, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking told Larry King he thought humans and AI could “co-exist,” but that “a rogue AI could be difficult to stop” without appropriate safeguards in place. Coming from someone like Hawking, that kind of warning carries some weight with people. Like any technology, there is no inherent good or evil of AI, it’s how it’s used and implemented. People are just projecting their own misuse onto the…

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