We are living in the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Recently, Google’s DeepMind developed a software that defeated the World Champion of Go, a Chinese ancient game. The technology experts, academicians and the masses welcomes this advancement in AI technology. Majority of the people consider it a boon while for some of them, its bane. Actually, this is a misconception among people that its a bane.
That’s why; Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and IBM have come together to form an association. This association will be known as Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. As the name suggests, it is a non-profitable venture. The main motive of this organization to create awareness, educate and dissipate information on Artificial Intelligence to the public. The main reason to initiate this venture was to clear the misconception of devastating effects of Artificial Intelligence.
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A 10 member board will be representing the society. Each company will appoint a member to this board. In the near future, when more companies wish to join, they will also have a representative member. Apple, there are speculations, will soon join this noble venture. But, it is not confirmed yet about Apple’s future plans.
The main objective of this association will be to create an environment of education and research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It will help to educate people about the uses and advantages of AI in the future.
Right now, most of the people assume that AI could ruin their future. The robots will be main working force and humans will be left behind. This is actually a misunderstanding which needs to be addressed.
Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, expressed his fears that- technology is potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Although, Elon Musk formed his own non profit organization, OpenAI for research and development.
Many academicians, researchers, specialists on ethics and magnates from the corporate world. Microsoft and AI Research group plans to incorporate 5,000 scientists and developers. This will help advancement in products and services for its own projects.
We have seen the developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The drones which are used for multiple purposes, Language translation, image recognition, voice recognition tools like Apple’s Siri, Google’s Now and Microsoft’s Cortana. There are numerous examples. Recently, a start up named, nuTonomy launched self driven taxi service in Singapore.
The AI environment will get a boost once everybody affirms the advantage of AI in the near future. According to the CB Insights, start ups working on AI got an investment of $7.5 billion since 2014. The future is surely very bright if we advance our steps in the right direction. This requires a program on awareness, education and research. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Facebook have successfully stepped into this venture.