Will Ai Take Over Humans?
Will artificial intelligence at some point in the future exceed human thinking and even rule humans? If you are a tech geek or technology is among your interests, then you must have thought about this question or asked yourself how it will turn out to be in the future.
Another thing that might have dragged you right here is when you like watching tech movies that are more of machines or robots being used in military operations and even if you stumbled on a film that a robot turned out to be so much more intelligent and more powerful than humans.
This can be a situation in the film where the robot uses advanced sensors that are more effective than the common human sensors, advanced weapon system that surpasses those of human, extraordinary capabilities such as analyzing situations and even tracking or camouflaging with its environment when being hunted right?
The above mentioned must have triggered this thought or feeling that one day, AI or the machines will take over humans. The situation looks scary! In this article, we are going to discuss everything touching on AI taking over humans based on what experts say.
With much said, let’s begin our discussion! Hope this article will be nice to read and add value to you!
Will AI take over humans? What Quantum theory states
As you read this article, you must have noticed the rapid progress of AI and also the high standards of fear of machines have got everybody concerned with the abilities of one day in the future, machines finally grow uncontrollably and function independently thus taking over the world, wiping humanity since we are the obstacle of its goals?
The above-described moment is known as the AI singularity. Well, one of the arguments that oppose the possibility of such a supreme, unstoppable and also indefinitely growing intelligence is that it would require by definition to be able to accurately predict the future.
Do you know about quantum theory? If not, it is one of the modern science’s ways of explaining the universe and it states that predicting the future may not appear to be possible since the universe is random. But again, what if we think of predicting the future is impossible since we are not intelligent to know?
Another thing that you need to know is that intelligence is a very complex and also abstract concept without an agreed definition. However, there is common agreement touching on some of the components that comprises all sorts of known intelligence. For instance, one of those can be the ability to fix problems which demands the ability to plan by anticipating the future.
For one to be able to solve a problem, it's mandatory to understand the current conditions, be able to predict how the situation will move, and lastly to anticipate the result of each of the actions that will be applied.
The Random universe
According to the recent Physics theories, the universe is extremely chaotic and also random. For instance, when you think about unstable chemical elements that lastly undergo radioactive decay into another substance. In this, you can estimate how long it will take a given amount of this element to decay but you are not able to say when a given single atom of the same substance will decay.
Another similar situation is that you can measure the position of the momentum of a given particle but based on other reasons that are majorly quantum based, you are not able to know the same time with complete accuracy. You can also call this the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.
If you completely assume that the above-described theories are correct, they state that, beyond a given level of detail, the universe is ultimately unpredictable, chaotic and unstable.
According to the above theories, any sort of growing intelligence would one time reach a given point where it can no longer improve its predictions of the future and cannot further heighten intelligence.
To split the above detailed description, there is no risk of giving AI a go since physical laws of the universe offer some very constraining difficult limits. A good example is that given the known limits on weather predictability, AI systems are not or will never be able to outsmart humans by exploiting extremely precise and accurate long-term weather forecasts that can be used in planning the future events.
If you are worried about this, you should know that it is interesting and very comforting to believe and understand that the nature of the universe, in some sense is slowing down AI.
Put that aside, there is also another alternative perspective that states that humans tend to perceive the universe as random and chaotic because our cognitive and reasoning capabilities are a bit limited.
If we consider the above perspective, then it’s right to say that the universe is instead deterministic and, in that case, fully predictable but rather in an extremely complex manner that is beyond human knowledge and grasp.
Albert Einstein instead argued that quantum theory was an incomplete description of the universe and that there must be several variables that we are yet to understand that hold the keys to what happens in the future.
If we consider moving with that suggestion and theory, then the future doesn’t seem to be good if we continue enhancing AI since it will result in AI singularity.
Here, a super-intelligent and also one that is advanced is able to reveal all the hidden variables that we as humans don't understand and instead the predictable nature of the future universe being full of machines.
You should also know that AI approaches are already put in use to automatically make discoveries in physics.
With the above theories that are detailed above, why one do you think has higher chances of determining the fate of humans and the machines? Experts say it's nearly impossible to rule it out fully since we have very limited knowledge about the nature of the universe and also the power of AI.
This leaves us with only one choice which is only to play safe in order to prevent all these. Hope all your questions are fully answered and you enjoyed reading this article. Best of luck!