Impact of Artificial Intelligent Robots on Human Life
By: B.Sree Vethya | TOC August finalist
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are general terms that imply the use of a computer to model and replicate the intelligent behavior. Research in AI focuses on the development and analysis of algorithms that learn and perform intelligent behavior with minimal human intervention.
Will artificial intelligence change your job and the entire world?
There is a lot of work that used to be done by humans is now done by computers and it varies from a simple mathematical calculation to more complex ones such as deciding which financial decision is best or predicting the weather. Everyday machines are perfecting their tasks and learning how to solve novel problems that were thought to be impossible before for computers.
The past: Since the rise of computers, more and more things became automated. It was a common perception that Artificial Intelligence would not be able to tackle more complex problems, such as chess or creativity. However, matches between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue (IBM) supercomputer proved that Artificial Intelligence is able to win even against a chess champion.
The Google Deep mind challenge consisted of playing against one of the top figures of go lee sterol. Team Google Deep mind then created the Alpha go.
The Present: A common misconception is to simply think “The world is about to change”. Artificial Intelligence is currently used to support many tasks. I would like to highlight some interesting stuff we have around and often do not realize:
- Self – Driving Cars: If you get Uber in San Francisco you may find out that the driver is just supervising the car instead of actively driving it. These are still some conditions in which the self – driving cars do not perform well (e.g. in the snow or other adversarial weather conditions) but we are on our way to enable a driverless world.
- Medical Diagnosis: Some Artificial Intelligence systems are used to support the diagnosis. These systems do not substitute doctors and radiologists. They are rather used as supporting tools to confirm their assumptions/conclusions.
- Art & Music: Many people think that AI cannot be used for non-logical/Mathematical stuff, like art, and music advancements in AI enabled its use in these fields; there are novel text, art, and music based on another author/artist/musician style.
Can robots replace human?
Those robots are better which need some human control because they do not replace human labor completely. However, some machines and robots will replace humans completely since they do not need human inputs to operate.
Robots can’t replace human. With the technology of development, more and more robots are used in various fields, especially in some areas that dangerous for humans. Many people hold the opinion that robots will replace humans in the future. On the other hand, other people have a conflicting view that robots can’t do many of the jobs that humans can do today. Because robots only repeat the same tasks all the time and have no ability to think.
I totally agree that robots can’t replace humans. As we know, robots have more advantages that over humans in many aspects. They can perform jobs nonstop, which are cheaper for any company.
Also, robots will never ask for health or retirement benefits, so hiring a robot is much cheaper than hiring a human. Robots can learn something rapidly because they just depend on software programming.
Compared robots to humans, need to spend a long time to get some skills. For example: in the future, robotic lawyers might be able to do jobs faster and cheaper; in contrast, people have to take more than 3 years in law school, but eventually, they might not do better than robots. It seems convincing that because robots have more abilities to think than humans that they will do more jobs than humans in the future.
However, for many jobs that are complex, robots are still not flexible enough to deal with the real world. Even if robots can perform some jobs better than humans, those jobs are repetitive and very simple tasks. Robots have no ability to think. For example, Toyota, a famous car company, has embraced automation and replaced human with robots for years. However, they have strong evidence that hiring humans can reduce waste in crankshaft production line.
As we know, robots only repeat the same task all the time, but for carmakers, they need staff that has more skills that can understand the whole production line. People have insight into process design and can hand on all the process for a car, which is something robots can’t do. Facing some complex jobs, robots can’t do, that are too limited to do tasks.
In conclusion, I think humans will not be replaced by robots in the future. Most jobs in the world like teaching depend on personal experience. It is difficult for robots to make judgments. Humans have more skills that are not limited to a few areas.
It is not easy to replace human by robots, because they do not have human emotions like good/bad, friend/enemy, happy/sad etc. As these feelings are important in life. Humans invented Robots. Humans have a brain but humans want to program the robots because that has no brain. Humans have more ability than Robots. Humans are always better than robots.
If I want to design one Robot, It would be a square and rectangle shaped, one foot, wired, batteries, light, switches, and antenna. Robot face and chest square shapes and hands & legs rectangle shapes, it just I invent in one foot, connect the wires to light and system, backside; I keep the batteries to make working. Stomach side, I will keep three switches to identify normal, medium, fast and one antenna to check its functions.
B.Sree Vethya won the first prize for the TOC August Challenge. Team TOc really appriciate her efforts and her deep vision for the next era of AI and Robotics. She is a student of class 8th at P.U.M.School, Tirupur, India.