Artificial Intelligence To Render Humanity Useless?

Artificial intelligence (also known as AI) is becoming part of our lives increasingly every day. You might use a home assistant like Alexa, Siri on your iPhone, or work in a job that uses elements of AI, chances are you would have encountered it before, whether you realise it or not.

Artificial Intelligence Renders Humanity Useless

In short, AI is software that can learn, adapt and think, similar to the human brain. It can be programmed to:

  • Plan
  • Solve problems
  • Reason
  • Learn
  • Recognise

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But unlike the human brain, AI isn’t affected by feelings like boredom, pressure, and fatigue. And that’s how it beats humanity — by remaining untouched by outside influences.

Using AI can accurately speed up processes humans would find monotonous, provide security that’s not vulnerable to blackmail or bribery, and doesn’t forget to complete tasks it’s been programmed to carry out.

That’s not to say artificial intelligence renders humanity useless. In fact, the two can work together side by side in a number of scenarios, including:

Business

AI technology can be used to sort through research, leaving humans to interpret the most useful information for their project. It can also analyse data to make predictions or recommendations, and identify problems in broken equipment, meaning it gets fixed faster.

Healthcare

AI can’t replace doctors. But it can help them sort through masses of medical information to come up with a more accurate diagnosis, in a shorter amount of time, and create an effective treatment plan. It can even predict the health risks an individual might face, helping them take better care of themselves.

New infographic Rise of the Machines: How AI is beating humanity at its own game shows how AI is already having an enormous impact on society, and also suggests where it could go next. Is more AI a good thing? Will it take over? And what future does it really have?

Artificial Intelligence Renders Humanity Useless



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Jacob Wolinsky
Jacob Wolinsky is the founder of ValueWalk.com, a popular value investing and hedge fund focused investment website. Prior to ValueWalk, Jacob was VP of Business Development at SumZero. Prior to SumZero, Jacob worked as an equity analyst first at a micro-cap focused private equity firm, followed by a stint at a smid cap focused research shop. Jacob lives with his wife and four kids in Passaic NJ. - Email: jacob(at)valuewalk.com - Twitter username: JacobWolinsky - Full Disclosure: I do not purchase any equities anymore to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest and because at times I may receive grey areas of insider information. I have a few existing holdings from years ago, but I have sold off most of the equities and now only purchase mutual funds and some ETFs. I also own a few grams of Gold and Silver