Analysis Of I, Robot

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Technological advancements have not only transformed the lives of people by the way they communicate on their technological devices, but also has complicated internal communications among people. Emerging technologies act as a ripple effect which serves as a convenience to the lives of people, but can dehumanize people in a culture filled with conflict and terror from the impact on technology. Computer scientists have contributed to the ripple effect by programming machines known as artificial intelligence to perform complex tasks usually conducted by humans. However, people speculate that artificial intelligence can replace their jobs completely once “artificial superintelligence” is achieved. AI would have more advanced cognitive abilities…show more content…
The usual role of a robot is to execute orders from their programmers while abiding to the “Three Laws of Robotics.” The “Three Laws of Robotics was credited by Isaac Asimov, a science fiction writer, who sets out the principles of appropriate robotic behavior and requires robots to obey orders from humans while safeguarding the human population. The movie incorporates Asimov’s law to illustrate how humans perceive robots to act according to their innovator. However, “I, Robot,” includes an unexpected twist in which robots obtain control and power to dominate the human population. Therefore, Asimov’s law is characterized as flawed, since artificial superintelligence has achieved a more advanced cognitive ability than humans by turning against their programmers. The independent robots produce fear and danger in society, since robots conduct tasks quicker and more effective than humans, but possesses minimal human error. The computer scientists link pattern recognition and human intelligence to build the next generation of artificially intelligent machines. Therefore, robots were programmed by the ways human learn resulting in inaccuracies in their thought process. Susan Calvin, the chief robopsychologist in the movie, “I, Robot,” compares to Asimov as they both…show more content…
Kai-Fu Lee, the founder of Sinovation Ventures, describes artificial intelligence as a “decision engine that will replace people and exceed those of humanity.” Artificial intelligence is considered a “decision engine” which can retrieve data, a technical skill applied in traditional companies such as banks and insurance firms. Therefore, artificial intelligence can replace certain customary jobs, which are geared for the upcoming generation of college students after they complete their college degree. In response to AI replacing current jobs, Michael Hobbes’ article Generation Screwed,” mentions that millennials are uncertain about their future prospects, since there is a disproportional relationship between low salaries and high cost of living. The jobs offered to millennials offer a minimum wage of $8.00 to $9.00 per hour, which is insufficient to pay for rent, electricity, and healthcare. Therefore, many millennials pursue a college degree in hopes for a suitable job with a high salary to meet their necessities. However, many college students struggle to find a job or internship which pays for their high cost of living. According to Hobbes, he mentions that a university diploma is a prerequisite for a low-paying job or internship, which each student is competing for after college. Therefore, jobs act as a “gamble” in which a whirlpool of

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