Artificial Intelligence

Essay by ti1112College, UndergraduateA, April 2014

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Artificial Intelligence

When it comes to artificial intelligence, many people have different views of what exactly it can be. Artificial intelligence is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages (artificial intelligence). This is where it gets tough for the human race to agree. There are many different definitions of artificial intelligence. When people start comparing artificial intelligence to humans, they tend to get somewhat offended. According to Ray Kurzweil, true, human-level A.I. will be here in less than two decades (Marcus G). How can computers be as "smart" as humans? Will it have common sense? How can computers have feelings? These are just of the few questions people pose when talking about artificial intelligence.

When it comes to my opinion on whether or not artificial intelligence can be as smart as humans, I tend to agree to both sides.

On one hand I think that robots will be able to store much more information than any human brain can. Sure some people can store more information than other humans; but as a whole, robots will have an almost infinite amount of space for memory. As technology continues to increase, so does their ability to become closer to "human like." But one thing I don't think that computers will be able to do is have feelings. To think that you can program a device to have recognized certain situations and know exactly what feelings to show seems unfathomable to me. Even if you can somehow program it to have feelings, can it show affection? Too many questions need to be answered on that aspect for me to consider computers as "human -like."

Another thing that is hard for computers to have...