Addressing the Common Fears of AI

It is true that fear comes as a result of what we do not know. The presence of artificial intelligence is growing faster since its first online integration. Google launched its public AI software in 2017, and it has since made a terrific impact. What Google is achieving through the research and development of AI has led the corporation to partner with the U.S. Department of Defense. The artificial intelligence of these two agencies opens new doors for technology, mobile applications, software, and more.

While there is substantial evidence of the achievements of artificial intelligence, people have their skepticism about the advanced technology. There are common fears and concerns associated with allowing software and technology so much control over personal data in this modern era. However, most of the fears are irrationally based on cinematics and a lack of information about their benefits.

Jobs will be taken over

The myth that AI is taking over jobs has put a few professionals on edge. Artificial intelligence was not created with the intent of taking jobs but rather is adapted to make jobs easier and more efficient. Instead of viewing this technology as a threat, professionals can allow it to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities. Artificial intelligence is not taking over jobs; it helps us to do our jobs better.

AI robots and machines will turn against us

Doomsday prophecies are effective at stirring up large crowds and can make for entertaining movie plots. These harsh views, incidentally, speed up the growth of AI. Our current public sentiment actually provides AI with more problems to solve. The specific roles of AI are even being specialized. Its core science is collecting, organizing, and then measuring data for later use in a decision.

Your data is not safe

Interestingly, the introduction of AI technology actually makes the web safer to use. The initial internet of the late ’80s was challenged with data breaches and theft. As apps and websites develop, so does the threat of data exposure. The processors of an AI unit now scan fraudulent activities at speeds that no human can. Artificial intelligence is making data safer by collecting and then monitoring it in its live form.

To make the best of artificial intelligence, start by paying no mind to the harsh stereotypes and avoid falling into a negative mindset about the advancing technology. The best that to do is to adapt to the technology as it can improve your life and make it easier. Starting your search now could lead you to find artificial intelligence as the answer.

Originally published ChartWestcott.com

Chart Westcott is Co-Founder and COO at Ikarian Capital, LLC a long/short equity biotech focused investment adviser. Read more at http://chartwestcott.net.

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