Artificial intelligence is a fantastic development tool right now. It has transformed technology across many industries and addressed many of humanity’s challenges. However, AI is still in its infancy, and if not adequately regulated, it can do significant harm. Artificial Intelligence can represent a threat to humans in various ways. It is preferable if these threats are acknowledged now to be foreseen and controlled in the future.
Invasion of Privacy
Everyone is entitled to privacy as a fundamental human right. Artificial Intelligence, on the other hand, may result in a loss of privacy in the future. Even today, it is simple to follow you as you go about your daily routine. Face recognition technology, for example, may help you stand out in a crowd, and all security cameras are equipped with it. Because of AI’s data-gathering capabilities, a chronology of your daily actions may be generated by combining data from multiple social networking sites. In reality, China is presently developing an Artificial Intelligence-driven Social Credit System. This system will assign a score to all Chinese citizens depending on their behavior. Defaulting on debts, playing loud music on trains, smoking in non-smoking locations, playing too many video games, and so on are examples of this type of conduct.
Autonomous weapons, sometimes known as “killer robots,” are military robots that can search for and shoot at targets independently, stopping precisely, following pre-programmed instructions. Almost every technologically sophisticated country on the planet is working on producing these robots. Indeed, a top official from a Chinese defense business has warned that future conflicts would not be fought by humans and that the use of lethal autonomous weapons will be unavoidable.
However, owning these weapons comes with a slew of risks. What if they go wild and murder individuals who aren’t even related to them? What if they can’t tell the difference between their targets and innocent people and kill them by accident?
Artificial Intelligence Bias
Humans,unfortunately, are occasionally prejudiced against different religions, genders, nations, and other groups. And this prejudice may find its way inadvertently into the Artificial Intelligence Systems created by humans. Bias may also be introduced into systems as a result of erroneous data supplied by humans. Amazon, for example, recently discovered that its Machine Learning-based recruiting algorithm was sexist. This method was developed using data from the number of resumes submitted and applicants recruited during the previous ten years. The algorithm preferred males over women because the majority of the applicants were men.
As AI becomes more powerful and pervasive, the voices warning of its current and potential hazards become increasingly loud. Unease abounds on various fronts, whether it’s the rising automation of specific occupations, gender and racial prejudice concerns originating from ancient information sources, or autonomous weapons that function without human control. And we’re still in the early phases of the process.