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What Does the History of AI Tell Us About Its Future

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From face recognition in our mobiles and using smart devices at homes to streamlining businesses, AI is being extensively used everywhere. 
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Artificial intelligence or the ability of a computer to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence has been a hot topic for many years now. The advancement in this technology has been significant which makes it amazing and occasionally, terrifying.

The timeline of AI

1950 – The start of something big

John McCarthy, the founder of Artificial Intelligence introduced the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in 1955.

The field of research for AI was founded in 1956 at a workshop held on the campus of Dartmouth College.

The prediction then was that a machine equaling the intelligence of a human being would come into existence in a generation and millions of dollars were funded for this vision.

1974 – Rise in computer usage

The wave of computers started in 1974 as they became faster, affordable and more efficient. 

1980 – Focus on AI

In 1980, the research on AI research was backed up again with more funding. The computers get smarter by learning from user experience. 

2000’s – Landed to the landmark

Finally in 2000’s, AI started to thrive despite having public attention and government funding. The goals established during the entry of AI were eventually achieved.

AI in present

Technology is rapidly advancing with each passing day and the research in the field of AI still continues to find more advancements. Today, we use AI for almost every function, be it personal or professional. Our lifestyle has drastically changed in recent years and we rely on AI every day for various functions. 

From face recognition in our mobiles and using smart devices at homes to streamlining businesses, AI is being extensively used everywhere. 

With the data collected over the years, the chances of mistakes are being significantly reduced making artificial intelligence even more intelligent. 

Be it education, e-commerce or healthcare, today, everything is automated. AI technology has helped us streamline businesses and services and made them much more efficient. 

The future of AI

AI is undoubtedly the future. But is it a safe future?  

Although there are predicted goals, the future does seem a little unpredictable. The impact of advancements in AI on future generations is expected to be positive. However, there are chances of it taking a negative turn. 

We have witnessed AI systems beat the masterminds in the past which really makes us anticipate the power and intelligence this technology can hold.

On May 11, 1997, when Garry Kasparov was made to compete against IBM’s deep blue supercomputer, he realized the power of this machine. He announced his resignation after making the comment that the machine “played like a God.”

Until before this, machines were great at following commands but did not have the capability to predict human actions. 

Superintelligence after Artificial Intelligence 

Superintelligence can defeat human intelligence at any intellectual task. The ultimate power this technology will hold is enough to excite and at the same time, terrify. The biggest names in the tech industry like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk have already warned us to be aware of advancements like this. But we, as creators and consumers, eagerly wait to see what the future holds.

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Rajesh Tamada

Rajesh is an accomplished technology enthusiast and a seasoned professional in the field of cloud computing and network infrastructure. His passion for staying at the forefront of technological advancements fuels his commitment to delivering strategic insights and best practices, making him a valuable resource in the ever-evolving landscape of IT infrastructure.