Advantages & Disadvantages of Artificial Intelligence

Advantages of Artificial Intelligence :-

  1. Reduction in Human Error : It can reduce errors and increase accuracy and precision. The decisions taken by AI in every step is decided by information previously gathered and a certain set of algorithms. When programmed properly, these errors can be reduced to null.
  2. Zero Risks : Humans can overcome many risks by letting AI robots do them for us. Whether it be defusing a bomb, going to space, exploring the deepest parts of oceans, machines with metal bodies are resistant in nature and can survive unfriendly atmospheres.
  3. 24x7 Availability Humans also need breaks and time offs to balance their work life and personal life. But AI can work endlessly without breaks. They think much faster than humans and perform multiple tasks at a time with accurate results. They can even handle tedious repetitive jobs easily with the help of AI algorithms.
  4. Digital Assistance : Nowadays, Most of the big organizations uses digital assistants (known as Chatbots) to interact with their customers which minimizes the need for human resources. Some chatbots have become so intelligent that you wouldn’t be able to determine whether you are chatting with a chatbot or a human being.
  5. New Inventions: AI has helped in coming up with new inventions in almost every domain to solve complex problems. A recent invention has helped doctors to provide treatments of Corona patients using advanced AI-based technologies.
  6. Unbiased Decisions : Human beings are driven by emotions. Whereas AI is devoid of emotions and highly practical and rational in its approach. Therefore, it doesn't have any biased views, which ensures more accurate decision-making.

Dis-advantages of Artificial Intelligence :-

  1. High Costs : To create a machine that can simulate human intelligence requires plenty of time, resources and can cost a huge amount of money.
  2. Increase in Unemployment AI reducing the need of human interference from many tasks that resulted in the death of many job opportunities.
  3. Make Humans Lazy : AI applications automate the many tedious and repetitive tasks due to which we do not have to memorize things or solve puzzles to get the job done, we tend to use our brains less and less. This addiction to AI can cause problems to future generations.
  4. No Ethics : Ethics and morality are important human features that can be difficult to incorporate into an AI. AI became a time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization. This moment is referred to as the "AI singularity".