Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence can be viewed as a pro or a con depending on whom you talk to. First off, the definition of artificial intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. The most controversial part in this topic is the understanding of how much intelligence is going to be instilled in computer and machines. This makes many people nervous about the possibility of these machines and computers malfunctioning to the point of disaster. These machines and computers are designed to compute items and solve issues, as a person would do. They apply logic and execute their duties as a human would. While the machines do not have IQ's they can ‘think' and logically solve a problem as well as a human. Most of the time, these machines or computers do it faster than a human could and as time goes on, and with the technology that the world is developing it is possible that one day a computer will be fast enough and logical enough to out think a human. Some people are very uncomfortable with this concept. Shannon Lonneman of Milan, Indiana says, "It is very disturbing to think that a computer that was developed by a human will be able to do tasks better and more efficient than the person who created it would. It is almost a Frankenstein type concept to handle for people who do not understand. I am not educated on it, but had I been in school or even on the news, I would probably be more open to the idea." It very well could be that people need to be better educated in order to feel more comfortable, however the point is that we can not foresee any problem that can happen in the future with these machines malfunctioning and doing extreme damage to what they currently could be working on. It also doesn't help when Hollywood disorients the country with movies such as, "I Robot," that shows humanoid robots that become intelligent enough to overtake humans all together. It instantly instills fear into the...
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