Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Technological Singularity | Their impact on human life


Artificial Intelligence and Technical Singularity
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The phrase Artificial Intelligence was developed in 1956 at Dartmouth Conference hosted by John McCarthy. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad field of computer science that focuses on creating smart machines that can accomplish activities that would normally require human intelligence.


When a computer program can accomplish every intellectual work that a human can, this is known as artificial general intelligence (AGI).


Things in this universe have evolved dramatically over billions of years, owing to the process of evolution.


Energy has condensed into atoms, which have then formed into molecules, which have then linked together to form microbes, which have then joined together to build larger and more complex organisms.


And on our planet, these organisms have grown and evolved to eventually create humans, the most advanced organism on Earth. 


Even from our lowly beginnings as cavemen hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans have progressed so far that, in the perspective of a Neanderthal, we would most certainly look to be gods, especially with our current technology.


But what if we could take it a step further? We’ve come a long way, yet there are still limitations to what we can do. We are still mortals living in an uncertain and rather uncontrolled environment.


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What if we could make a difference? 

The three “levels” of AI will be discussed in this article, followed by a detail of the technological singularity.


Read all the way to the end to find out what the last level of AI means and its impacts on humans. Great strides are being made in the field of AI right now. We can divide artificial intelligence into three levels of development when discussing its capabilities.



The First Level: Artificial Narrow Intelligence


Artificial narrow intelligence is the ability of a computer to specialize in a single task, such as crawling a website or playing chess.

We currently have Artificial Narrow Intelligence. Artificial narrow intelligence is good at doing specific tasks, and they are now even better at these activities than humans.


A computer opponent in chess is a good example of artificial narrow intelligence. This is an excellent example since, while the AI may be better than a human at chess, it is the only thing it knows how to do, which is why we refer to it as “narrow.”



The Second Level: Artificial General Intelligence

 AGI, a computer could not only learn and improve like a person, but it could also think and act like a living being. Rather than being designed to learn and interact, it would actually have intelligence. 

It would sense, perceive, and observe, among other things. Furthermore, it would be able to learn and adapt considerably faster than a person.

 This level of AI is able to perform a wide variety of tasks as well as, if not better than, a human. This AI is frequently referred to as the artificial intelligence equivalent of human intelligence.


By the end of the decade, it is expected that humanity will have successfully constructed the first artificial general intelligence.



The Third  Level: Artificial Super Intelligence


This level of artificial intelligence would be ideal for any task. A real Artificial Super Intelligence would be able to learn at a quick speed.


This means that as it learns, it will also learn how to learn at a faster pace, generating a snowball effect. An ASI is supposed to be an endless intellect or an oracle of some kind. It may be capable of answering any query or solving any problem we give it.

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