Updated: Aug 23, 2021
As with most changes in life, there will be positive and negative impacts on society as artificial intelligence continues to change the world in which we live. How this will be balanced is anyone's guess, and it's open to a lot of discussion and a lot of people thinking about it.
* Challenges to face
Artificial intelligence will certainly run out of our workforce. Alarmist headlines emphasize the fact that things are getting caught up in machines.Artificial intelligence will replace 7 million existing jobs in the UK between Dec 2017-2037, according to PwC.That uncertainty, and changes to how some will make a living, can be challenging.
The transformative impact of artificial intelligence on our society is a far-reaching economic, legal and political issue that we need to discuss and prepare for. Determining who is at fault if an autonomous vehicle damages a pedestrian, or how to manage a global autonomous arms race, are just a few examples of the challenges that need to be faced.
Will machines become super smart and humans eventually lose control? While there is debate about how likely this scenario would be, we know that there are always unforeseen consequences when new technologies are introduced. These unintended consequences of artificial intelligence will probably challenge all of us.
Another issue is ensuring that artificial intelligence does not become proficient enough to cross ethical or legal boundaries in doing the work it is designed to do. While the main goal and job of artificial intelligence is to benefit humanity, if it chooses to achieve the desired goal in a destructive (but effective) way, it will negatively affect society. Artificial intelligence algorithms must be built in such a way that they are compatible with people's overarching goals.
* Positive Effects Of Artificial Intelligence On Society
Artificial intelligence can significantly increase the efficiency of our workplaces and increase the jobs that people can do. When artificial intelligence takes on repetitive or dangerous tasks, it frees the human workforce to do jobs they are better equipped to do; tasks that involve creativity and empathy, among others. If people are doing more engaging jobs for themselves, it can increase happiness and job satisfaction.
With better monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, artificial intelligence can significantly impact healthcare. Artificial intelligence can reduce operating costs and save money by improving the operations of healthcare facilities and medical organizations.The real impact will be in the care of patients. As well as personalized treatment plans and drug protocols, the potential for better access to information in medical facilities to help inform patient care is life-changing.
In our society, our transport and traffic congestion problems will also save countless hours by entering this area of artificial intelligence.People who survive stressful journeys will be able to spend their time in a variety of other ways.
The way we uncover criminal activity and solve crimes will be improved by artificial intelligence. Facial recognition technology is becoming as common as fingerprints. The use of AI in the justice system provides many opportunities to understand how to use technology effectively without exceeding an individual's privacy.
Unless you choose to live remotely and never plan to interact with the modern world, your life will be significantly influenced by artificial intelligence. While there will be many learning experiences and challenges to face as technology evolves, the expectation will be that artificial intelligence will often have a positive rather than negative impact on society.