Michele BelueInstructor: Malcolm CampbellEnglish 1103Thursday, September 13, 2012
Artificial Intelligence: Will It Ever Be Real?
As the world of technology has gotten more advanced, we have been introduced toartificial intelligence, which John McCarthy, the genius who coined the term, translates as “thescience and engineering of making intelligent machines.” The human brain is one of the most beautiful and intricately designed things ever created. The overall goal of artificial intelligenceis to master creating machines that operate just as human brains do, or at least get as close asthey possibly can. I will be examining the benefits of artificial intelligence in our world todayand the potential risks it may hold as it advances in the future.Robots are a huge technological advancement, and people are starting to notice them asthey become more prominent in our every day lives and work force, especially since some job positions are being replaced by more efficient robots. According to the “Computers Think That?” by Lana White, many people see this as good thing, considering robots do not require asalary, can work long hours without needing breaks, and do not suffer from emotional, physical,or mental stress, making them more efficient to do jobs, such as spray painting in excessive heator welding in an assembly line. Robots are able to do strenuous, monotonous, and dangerouswork, which decreases human’s risks to injury or death. They are also extremely fast and preciseat the task(s) they are programmed to do. In addition, these machines also have the intelligenceto read, see, listen and comprehend human language, and speak back to them. On the contrary,some people, mostly those who don’t live around modern technology from day to day, see robots