AI is becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives. In fact, funding for AI startups and AI research have both doubled in the past decade. Businesses worldwide have been investing more in using AI while many of us expect AI to impact several areas of our lives in the next three to five years. The success of ChatGPT has added to the excitement around AI, but it’s times like these that make it important to understand that AI isn’t without its flaws.
AI is not yet self-sustaining with AI controversies and incidents having increased at least 26 times over the past ten years. However, these issues can be solved with ease if using human intelligence and soft skills, but AI lacks such ability. This includes exerting judgment on data and having a will to accomplish tasks on its own.
Although some AI today can pass intellectually as humans, none can pass the Lovelace Test which better tests to see if an AI’s cognitive ability can match a human’s. This worries technology experts like Steve Wozniak and Emad Mostaque as more advanced AI without proper management and care can be dangerous to our current life. WIth the right guidance from humans, more of AI’s potential could be unlocked. This most likely involves combining real human knowledge and experience with AI to help AI become more efficient and capable of more tasks.
AI is essentially motiveless and therefore requires our help to gain abilities like creativity and adaptability in order to boost its ability while allowing us to make better use of AI.