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Negative effects of artificial intelligence

How likely is it that a robot will take my job?

Those who wish to become taxi drivers, secretaries, or parcel carriers should think twice about this. Sooner or later, such professions will fall victim to digitalization. The work is too stereotypical for a machine to be unable to do.

Another job that is no longer suitable for being a dream profession is that of a recruiter. Not only are work processes being redesigned but also the procedures for finding and occupying job vacancies. it has long since become digitalized.

 

Drawbacks of Artificial intelligence

Here are some of the obvious and not-so-obvious disadvantages of AI. 

1-Job Loss

Yes, AI has definitely created new jobs and will possibly generate more; but it has also led to a loss of jobs. It has started taking over the menial job areas in customer care, digital assistance, hospitality, etc.

And currently, the capabilities are only expected to flourish; this means that it will eventually replace millions of human beings in different industries at various levels. 

2- Existential Risk

Thanks to AI replacing humans in job sectors, along with sci-fi movies about total robot domination over the world, we are all left asking one question – will AI machines eventually make humans extinct? Yes, AI does threaten human existence.

We can only hope that AI machines won’t make humans extinct. But it does have the potential to be intelligent enough to do in the distant future.  

3- Not 100% Accurate

Yes, humans make errors; but it’s also true that AI is not entirely error-free. However, the percentage of errors is significantly lower in the case of AI systems.

It's not 100% accurate, as we often tend to believe. Since it is deployed in areas that deal with sensitive data, like military or scientific research. So even the smallest error can be fatal.  

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4- Expensive Development Process

AI systems are expensive to develop. After all, it is the process of making machines intelligent enough to think logically, put two and two together – and use the final result in super-advanced situations.

So, government & defense, and private corporations have spent billions of dollars on developing AI systems. 

5- No Originality or Creativity

AI systems are currently incapable of originality or creativity. While AI has been deployed in creative fields, it still lacks what is needed to create something that humans can connect.

Humans can create something from nothing, out of thoughts and emotions, but AI can only put data together for new knowledge and not a new piece of art.   

Ai-Da is the first robot artist in the world. All AI systems are capable of creative work to create a new version of it. Many other systems like Ai-Da have demonstrated a lack of originality. Naturally, it has raised questions about the level of intelligence of AI, at least for now.  

6- Incapable of Highly Intelligent Tasks

Yes, AI is intelligent and has come a long way since its inception. It can carry out intellectual tasks quickly and easily. However, it is still incapable of efficient performance when the degree of intelligence required is too high. Even Google AI is no more intelligent than a 6-year-old. So, it is not yet capable of matching human standards of perception, reasoning, and execution.

7- Unexplained Acts of Intelligence

Albert Einstein said, If you can not explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. It takes intelligence to express yourself, and explaining its tasks is something that AI fails at.

It can carry out intelligent tasks; however, there is no explanation as to why and how AI systems perform the process. This raises questions about its ability to apply such processes to other tasks.

8- Risks of Destructiveness

AI can be turned into a weapon of destruction in the hands of the wrong people. Whether it is waging war on an entire country or bringing down the share market, Ai can make things possible quickly. From autonomous strike drones to robot soldiers, AI is capable of it all.  

9- Loss of Skills

You must have understood that AI can take away jobs. But if you think about it, it can also take away skills in many areas. As we start depending on AI for basic functions, we stop paying attention to learning skills. For example the act of writing. AI-powered article generators cannot just churn out new pieces of writing. They can also eventually wipe out the interest and ability to write. As mentioned earlier, it might take a while for AI systems to get to the point where skills are completely wiped out. It won’t possibly happen in our lifetime.

But it still hampers some basic areas of knowledge. For instance, if you use spelling checkers and auto-correctors regularly while typing, writing a letter using a pen and paper might reveal how these have affected your eye for details.  

10- Limitations within Database 

You know how AI uses available data and experiences to learn and develop new abilities. So, we can look at this in another way – that AI’s capabilities are limited to the available database.

This means that AI cannot operate or ‘think’ outside the box of its training dataset. That is why we are currently dealing with Narrow AIs only, which can only perform one task. 

11- Inability to Recognize Sentimental Factor

AI machines can only recognize human intelligence in terms of knowledge. They do not identify sentimental or emotional factors.

And, this can be problematic, especially when an AI system is deployed in communications with people. Customers can feel dissatisfied when their emotions are identified. That is where human intervention becomes necessary Emergency Management

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