The Benefits Of Artificial Intelligence

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Today is the day, as well as every day forward, that the realms of science fiction and reality blend together. New inventions and discoveries are being propelled forward at breakneck speeds as each one feeds another soon to be discovery. Computer technology helps people more than ever before in this modern era. Humanity will always benefit further and further with everything that humans will create; however, throughout history new discoveries have caused harm but that all depends in whose hands any discovery is left into. Artificial intelligence is the next stepping stone of technological evolution as it is adding greater knowledge, easie of life, and great strides in medical research. This blend of reality and fiction should not be feared …show more content…
Artificial intelligence is thought of as a modern day marvel but the concepts of this started as far back as in mid 20th century. Toyohide Watanabe in Innovations of Intelligent Machines notes that the birth of AI “emerged out of code breaking work conducted during World War 2” (Watanabe 7). The man behind making it possible was Alan Turing and his work on breaking the Enigma code that was used by the axis powers. Turing even designed a test if to prove if AI has reached human intelligence. Scientists still use the Turing test today as a format to design tests for computer systems trying to mimic nature. The definition of artificial intelligence is a computer that is designed to do tasks that were meant to be done by humans, such as things that involve emotion, visual recognition, voice recognition, and other unique traits that makes up humanity and smushed into a machine. The human brain is extremely complex with billions of neurons and petaflops of memory and with each person with unique qualities that make people human. But today AI is limited by computation power and code …show more content…
Computational power is one major limitation within the field of artificial intelligence. Today computers are made up of hundred of thousands of transistors on a tiny chip that turn on and off within a fraction of a second to produce the technology people know and love today. Engineers are bound to the laws of physics and only so much can be packed into small chips and within reasonable power consumption or heat dissipation. The best thing that could ever happen to AI is fully functional quantum computer. Tom Simonite in Google 's Quantum Dream Machine explains how “the new computer would let a Google coder run calculations in a coffee break that would take a supercomputer of today millions of years” (Simonite). Today a computer can memorize things better than a human and solve calculus equations in several minutes, but they lack creativity, emotion, and common reasoning. A quantum computer can reduce the work of supercomputers to seconds which gives people the potential to recreate and simulate the human brain within a virtual environment. The downfall of the transistor is it is only on and off or 1 and 0, but with a quantum computer there is no limit as there is no real on and off as it is every fraction in between 1 and 0 which gives it almost limitless power. The other major boundary before our benefit of AI is coding language. Today

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