The Ethics, Risks and Benefits of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence has made great strides over the past decade. Considered to be superhuman robots, that have high levels of cognitive thinking, better-than-human social skills, with programmed algorithms that seem to give them a moral compass. The ethics surrounding these machines is one of controversy. Some scientists believe that the reasoning ability of these robots lies within the moral compass of the programmer, while others have the view that the machine has its own reasoning and moral values that are on a much higher plane than that of the normal human brain.
In the past, artificial intelligence was initially introduced as a means to let robots or machines work and create that which, previously, humans had only been able to do.
This brings us to what types of ethical rights should humans give to the artificial intelligence that they create? Do they need to cater to them with emotional support, or give them monetary earnings for the work they perform? Should humans believe that they can socialize amongst themselves, or decide where they are employed, or if they should exist at all? These social and ethical dilemmas are real in the face of our world and society today, because of the advancements in the features and creation of artificial intelligence.
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