As Ralph Nader discussed in his article, 'Why the Future Doesn't Need Us -- Revisited', advances in AI are concerning many scientists including Stephen Hawking. The technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has warned that AI is "our biggest existential threat". Now many professors are adding their weight to this discussion.
AI is rapidly becoming an integral tool in many companies including Amazon, Google, AirBnB, Uber - to name a few. AI is an important application for businesses as it is a way to ensure that one gets reliable, accurate results far more rapidly than any other alternative approaches. It is used to do many tasks unable to be done by humans.
From basic to complex roles, AI is starting to replace humans.
With robots already running hotels, driving cars, replacing lawyers and pathologists, solving business challenges, and finding cures for diseases, that does leave us with the question: Will humans be needed in the future?
Artificial intelligence (AI) or "thinking machines" are worrying far more of the serious scientists/technologists than those few who speak out publicly. Last December, in an interview with the BBC, Stephen Hawking, through his computer-generated voice, warned that "the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race... It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate." Hawking, a big thinker, noted that "humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded."