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Artificial Intelligence: iRobot or Humans, Who is More Dangerous?

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There are many concerns about the negative effects of technological advancement including: threat to privacy, electronic error or malfunction, and automation leading to loss of humanity. Many researchers argue that electronic advancement comes at a negative cost to human performance. Leading computer advancement leads to reliance on technology to perform menial tasks. However, there are arguments that state that humans are in fact the ones who threaten all forms of advancement because the produce majority of the error that risk lives and make mistakes. My argument is that though the effects of human error is responsible for mistakes, computer automation will lead to lazy, sedentary lifestyles and reliance on technology for very simple tasks as well as complicated tasks.

Artificial Intelligence: iRobot or Humans, Who is More Dangerous
Many times we ask ourselves what the real threat is by creating advances in technology but not so often do we consider the risk we pose to the environment as human beings (Dietrich, 2007). In a consumer-driven society, we are taught that we must take more than we give. The risks associated with artificial intelligence advancements is that by implementing these new technological advances, we will lose sight of humanity and the benefits that we do add to society. Artificial intelligence is technology’s way of mimicking human beings and forges a new path for technological advancements because human beings are imperfect (Shaw, 2008). When we use AI technology, we can account for human error and fix the inconsistencies. When we use any form of technology, there are advantages that eliminate the risk human beings pose to themselves and other living beings. Understanding these ad...

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