The Growth of A.I.

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Gavin Sanchez, OwlFeed Lifestyle Reporter

Some people call it the “downfall of society”, some call it the “new generation”, and others call it “scary”. Artificial intelligence is everywhere nowadays, in phones, cars, dogs, you name it! As our knowledge of artificial intelligence grows, so does our eagerness to explore more of it.

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Artificial intelligence can be used for many things like driving cars, exploring Mars, or being a friend to talk to when nobody else does. With the exponential growth in A.I. people want to know if it can be used for bad things, “It’s quite dangerous technology. I fear I may have done some things to accelerate it, “said Elon Musk. This shows that people such as Elon fear artificial intelligence because of its possibilities. Everyone may or may not have seen a robot uprising movie that always starts as a “glitch in the A.I.”. Many people fear A.I. because of all of the shade thrown onto it, but A.I. is a good thing. When artificial intelligence is developed enough, they could explore planets in and out of our solar system. Here are some fun facts about Artificial Intelligence. The first AI program was written in 1951 by Christopher Strachey, a computer scientist from the UK. It was a checkers-playing program. The term “artificial intelligence” was coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Nathaniel Rochester, and Claude Shannon during a conference at Dartmouth College. AI can be trained to recognize and classify images better than humans. In 2015, Google’s AI program AlphaGo defeated the world champion in the board game Go. AI is also being used to help fight climate change. For example, machine learning algorithms are being used to optimize energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions.

Artificial intelligence, friend or foe? We will have to find out for ourselves as A.I grows at a more significant rate each day. A quick fact, I used Artificial Intelligence to help me write this article! Let’s just hope A.I isn’t the fall of mankind