Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly present in people’s daily lives and promises to evolve significantly in the coming decades.
Thanks to machine learning and investments from large technology companies, AI continues to advance and is used to facilitate tasks, modernize industries and optimize scientific research. Although many are already familiar with artificial intelligence, which is no longer a term belonging to the science fiction universe, there are still facts about the technology that people need to be aware of.
Artificial Intelligence Can Be ‘Biased’
One of the main controversies involving artificial intelligence is the so-called “biases” in the same way a child reproduces adults’ bad behavior. AIs, which humans program, can pick up on prejudices. This results in distorted data readings, which commonly reflect racism and sexism.
In 2020, for example, Twitter was accused of racism after the platform’s intelligent cropping tool gave preference to the faces of white people in the photos. Seven years earlier, in 2015, Amazon had problems with the artificial intelligence used for employee recruitment. Instead of choosing candidates neutrally, the algorithm prioritized men.
Artificial Intelligence Has A Passport And Nationality
The robot Sophia, created in 2015 by the American David Hanson, stands out for its broad interaction capabilities. Capable of reproducing up to 62 facial expressions and debating complex subjects, she has been on the cover of fashion magazines, has spoken at UN events and has thousands of followers on Instagram.
In 2017, Saudi Arabia decided to recognize Sophia as a citizen. With that, artificial intelligence became the world’s first citizen robot with nationality and passport in case she wants to visit the Middle East.
Experts Believe Robots Should Become More Intelligent Than Humans By 2029
According to Ray Kurzweil, former director of engineering at Google, this could happen. The inventor and futurist believe that computers will be more intelligent than humans and can even make jokes and flirt. Today, it is already possible to see artificial intelligence, such as the robot Sophia, capable of processing highly complex information and interacting fluidly.
Most AIs Are Female
Virtual assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa were created to facilitate people’s daily lives and are already common in the routine. Despite belonging to different manufacturers, they have one thing in common: female voices.
According to technology companies, the choice to make assistants with women’s voices was because people tend to find female voices more friendly and gentle than male ones. In this sense, the feminization of AI would be a way to humanize robots.
Experts Believe Humans And Robots Can Develop Romantic Relationships In The Future
The possibility of humans dating machines and intelligence has already been explored in cinema. In the movie “Her”, for example, the protagonist develops a special love relationship with the new operating system of his computer. Human-robot connections could indeed happen shortly. It is estimated that by 2050 these romantic relationships will be widespread.
There Are Already Pets With Artificial Intelligence
Pets with artificial intelligence are also present among us. One example is Molin, the AI pet created by Vanguard Industries. The pet uses an algorithm inspired by nature to adapt to the environment and express its emotions. In addition, he can also interact with humans like a real animal and uses interactions with owners to grow and evolve his behavior.
It Was Once Used To Bring People ‘Back From The Dead’
A South Korean TV show used artificial intelligence to recreate the voice of singer Kim Kwang-Seok, who died 25 years ago. The result was obtained from machine learning: the AI ”heard” more than 700 different sounds to understand musical techniques and then memorized 20 songs by the artist to adjust the synthesis and recreate Kwang-Seok’s voice.
Although it was used to revive a singer, the technique can be adapted to synthesize voices in animation dubbing, games or even in the recording of audiobooks. Furthermore, other great music idols can reappear with new songs even after death.
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