Looking forward to debunking myths about artificial intelligence (AI)? Well, this article is going to help you debunk 5 popular AI myths in the simplest way possible.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), as fascinating as it may sound, is the simulation of human intelligence demonstrated by machines, especially computers. These machine processes primarily include learning (the acquisition of useful information and rules to use it), reasoning (implementing rules to derive conclusions), and self-correction.
Term AI was originated by John McCarthy (opens in a new tab/window) way back in 1965, but it started gaining much-deserved popularity in the late 90s. Popular tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Apple have fully-functional, AI-enabled systems for us.
Myths About Artificial Intelligence (AI) Debunked
Getting a song played by Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri through a simple voice command surprising works just fine, though. Those who are new to AI implementation have multiple myths about AI.
Table of Contents
- AI is going to replace humans at work
- AI can figure out its way with any complex data
- Artificial intelligence is the same as machine learning
- AI is for tech giants only
- AI possesses human characteristics enough to take over the world
1. AI is going to replace humans at work
Almost all of us are worried about losing our jobs to AI. Back in the age when machines were brought to the industry, workers had this myth that machines are going to replace them at work. Instead, the introduction of machines created more opportunities for people and brought ease at work.
The same goes for AI and it’s being trained specifically for particular tasks in different industries. AI is only going to create new job opportunities and make easier for us to live.
2. AI can figure out its way with any complex data
People have this common belief that AI can find a solution out of any random data structure. Well, if you are one of them, you are completely wrong. The function of AI is based on a pre-defined data structure or algorithm to process and generate the desired result.
Simply put, AI processes good quality data and gives a meaningful result. The AI programmers keep performing iterations to data and continuously monitor the AI learning process to end up creating the most efficient algorithms to fit their business needs.
3. Artificial intelligence is the same as machine learning
Well, we have a big NO for you here. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning the not the same. AI is more of an umbrella that covers these technologies. To train your AI, you feed it some data and it learns a specific pattern. This is called Machine Learning.
4. AI is for tech giants only
This is another myth-buster for you. AI doesn’t always function on big data and requires a hefty amount of investment to generate the desired result.
You must have seen Google Ads on different websites, displaying a product catalog similar to your recent online searches. That’s something you call AI displaying similar products after learning your purchase preference.
So, if you are planning to build a self-driving car, AI is going to cost you a fortune. Otherwise, you can always start making something like a recommendation system.
5. AI possesses human characteristics enough to take over the world
You probably have had this thought on your mind the moment you first interacted with Siri. Your smartphone responding to your voice commands instantaneously, noting down things for you, remembering your favorite song, and calling people, etc. could be an experience of a lifetime and terrifying at the same time.
Well, AI solves problems and perform tasks that either a human cannot or does not want to. It only reacts to the way it has been programmed to. So, we can say that AI is neither going to be a threat to humans nor take over the world.
Artificial Intelligence has been questioned, over the years, about its growth and whether this advancement is good for us. AI learns only when and what we teach it. It can never possess creative thinking, emotional intelligence, and will never do things similar to a human brain.
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