Facebook was forced to shut down an artificial intelligence engine (known as AI) after discovering AI had created its own language. In 2017, Facebook caught two chatbots, Bob and Alice, speaking their own language to each other. Many scientists have stated that AI could lead to horrible and violent consequences. Even Stephen Hawking cautioned in 2014 that “AI could mean the end of the human race” (Forbes).
The consequences that AI could create are severe and could be extremely dangerous. Our entire world is connected and especially in the future, almost everything will be connected. The fact that an AI would be smart enough to figure out we are all connected and will use that to their advantage. Computers can distract an abundance of data from a user at a rate a lot faster than humans will ever be able to. The possibility of a machine taking over is unfortunately not unrealistic.
Artificial intelligence can help improve human’s lives in a great degree, but it is hard to tell how far to let them go. They have the potential to make our lives significantly easier, as well as the potential to ruin mankind.