Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence

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During the past two hundred years, scientist have made numerous achievements not thought of in previous centuries. There is a questions that some people have begun to ask “Will science ever advance to far?” Some believe this is the case with artificial intelligence or AI, which is the theory or goal of a series of accomplishments that would allow a computer to house a sentient life form. The idea of AI has formally been around since around 1956. There has been very slow but steady progress towards a working AI. Most scientists believe that there will be AI within twenty to fifty years. Since this is a very controversial topic with its advantages and disadvantages lets analyze these and examine the ethical implications of developing sentient life forms. First off, the potential benefits of artificial intelligence, an artificial intelligence would be based on very complex algorithms designed to stimulate intelligence by solving problems. As an artificial intelligence would likely be housed in a very fast supercomputer it would be capable of performing trillions of calculations a minute; and it would take a room full of geniuses months to match what a potential artificial intelligence could do in five minutes. As such artificial intelligences could optimize current technology through its complex logical programming, and develop entirely new technology in order to solve humanities problems. For instance, if an artificial intelligence were to receive information that NASA would like to take a person to Mars, an artificial intelligence could design the spacecraft, tell NASA how to build it, the best day to launch it and where, and select the best people qualified to build and fly the craft in a few minutes. Imagining this happening wit... ... middle of paper ... ...ries: Benchmark, Scientific Impact And The MICAI Experience." Expert Systems With Applications 41.3 (2014): 781-785. Academic Search Premier. Web. 9 Apr. 2014. Davis, Nicola. "Smart Robots, Driverless Cars Work – but They Bring Ethical Issues Too." The Observer. Guardian News and Media, 20 Oct. 2013. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. Edwards, Chris. "Billion Core Brains." Engineering & Technology (17509637) 9.3 (2014): 62-65. Academic Search Premier. Web. 26 Apr. 2014. Norvig, Peter. "Artificial Intelligence." New Scientist 216.2889 (2012): i-8. Academic Search Premier. Web. 9Apr. 2014. Papazian, Dennis R., Ph.D. "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE TECHNOLOGY: MASTER OR SLAVE?" ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE TECHNOLOGY: MASTER OR SLAVE? The University of Michigan-Dearborn, May 1992. Web. 03 Apr. 2014. .
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