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The Pros and Cons of AI

Do you know about AI?


Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to computer systems capable of performing complex tasks that historically only a human could do. These include reasoning, making decisions and solving problems. There are different forms of AI, such as reactive machines, theory of mind, super AI and many more.

The first pro of AI is that it helps avoid human error and that it can increase the accuracy and precision of actions previously taken by humans - the decisions taken by AI at any point is based on a gathered set of algorithms. Another plus is that it is there for you 24/7, whereas humans are productive for only 3-4 hours per day. Finally, you can use it in your daily life: it’s built into your phone, ipad and many other devices - things like Siri, Alexa and Google Maps all come from AI! 


The cons of AI, though, include the high cost of creating such machinery - making a device that can simulate human intelligence is no small feat. Another big disadvantage is that it discourages us as humans from thinking outside the box - AI applications automate the majority of their task, meaning it requires less and less brain power from us. The last disadvantage is that AI is emotionless, yet humans have an undeniable need for emotional interaction. AI will try to mimic human intelligence, but will struggle on the emotional side of things. 


To conclude, I feel that AI can help but it has it’s down sides - that being said, there are still many ways it can help in our daily lives.


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