You may worry that the implementation of AI and robots will result in the loss of jobs, but it's improbable that machines can replace humans entirely.
Initially, I believed that in a world where emotions and feelings abound, it would be difficult for AI to thrive. However, I failed to consider that today's reality is increasingly devoid of empathy and compassion toward others. As such, I now realize that AI can indeed flourish in this artificial world. The era of mere survival is long gone - AI is now sprinting ahead in all fields, facilitating automation and streamlining processes. One of the most recent and highly-discussed advancements is the Chat-GPT.
I am skeptical that there will ever be no distinction between what is real and artificial. Humans are fallible, and even if machines can achieve 100% accuracy, the human element will always remain unique.
Upon exploring this technology myself, I was astounded to witness its ability to respond to virtually any inquiry, as well as generate original compositions such as poems, articles, and essays.
With the progression of machine learning toward deep learning mechanisms, the entire landscape is transforming. Previously, our accuracy ranged between 50% to 60%, but now we are achieving 90% to 95% accuracy, and soon it will likely reach 100%. However, I am skeptical that there will ever be no distinction between what is real and artificial. Humans are fallible, and even if machines can achieve 100% accuracy, the human element will always remain unique. For example, if a human is playing chess against a robot that never makes mistakes, the human may opt to forego the game entirely, as they would rather play against a human opponent - win or lose - than against a machine.
Hence a particular place and time will come when even if the robots are 100% accurate no person would like to engage with that machine. Since the entire competitive mood will vanish and it would not like to have that. The same thing will go with writing poems and essays and the preference would be that a human who has feelings should write them and not a machine. There also it will fail.
We always think that if AI and robots come into play, then our jobs will go away. I don’t think this at all since it is next to impossible for a robot to replace a person. What a real advocate can fight the case, with his thought process and come up with the point during the discussion, a robot won’t be able to match that niche at all.
The robots and bots can very well do repetitive work, but in that also there is a problem. For example, if a robot is used to prepare tea, so all the necessary inputs will be fed to the robot, and every time he will make the same tea, with the same amount of ingredients, which will taste the same every time. But at the same time, if a person prepares tea, it will surely differ in the number of ingredients and taste every time. Therefore, here also it will fail with its 100% capability. Since no one will like this same taste as humans are the ones who like to see different things and different places and different tastes every time, they want to drink tea. Do you agree?
The idea of replacing a human with a robot is needless since AI and automation require human oversight. You can’t just leave an automated bot to book tickets and take check-ins at the airports, without being monitored by a human. If a human does not monitor it, things can go haywire, a person with the same name going to two different destinations can be mistakenly given different destination tickets by bots, and with other obvious reasons that the human does a check before moving forward, all this done by a bot can result into a disaster which could result in huge failure. Hence this repetitive task also can’t be handed over to a bot without monitoring.
How can a bot’s and AI’s intelligence be compared with human intelligence? Human intelligence has gone through lacks and lacks years to develop what it is today. So, no one can compare the amount of data that a human brain can store analyze and act accordingly. The human eye has 635 pixels of clarity whereas today we have only the maximum sharpness of 100 pixels of the camera lens. This also can’t be compared. The human body is such a magical body that AI’s magic won't work in front of that.
So, what are AI and automation good for? Well, they have proven to be useful in educational settings, as they can introduce children to the concepts of robotics and automation. Additionally, they can serve as a form of entertainment. However, despite their advanced capabilities, AI and automation cannot replace human actors or films, as we have previously discussed. Furthermore, the effectiveness of AI, machine learning, deep learning, and similar concepts is limited to the vast amounts of data stored within supercomputers and quantum computing systems. These technologies are unable to generate new data or information independently, which poses a significant constraint. As a result, AI lacks the creativity necessary to produce original content, such as new storylines, acting performances, or changes in legal rulings.
- The author is Manager - IT at Atos India