Leading thinkers from several instituitons forecast how advances in A.I. might affect urban life in future
Technology is touching almost every aspect of our life either good or bad way. Many jobs which were historically done by humans are now being replaced by machines. Robots have also made our lives easier and provided us an opportunity to relax and enjoy whatever we do.
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But how the world will look like in the future? How the effects of artificial intelligence will shape our domestic and professional life, our traveling, heath care system and education by 2030? A panel of leading thinkers from several institutions invited by Stanford University looks at the current state of A.I. and predicts how it will affect life in a typical North American city. Moreover, it discusses what we need to ensure that artificial intelligence remains safe and beneficial. Collectively, experts believe A.I. will change everything about our lifestyle, economy and education in the future.
"We believe specialized AI applications will become both increasingly common and more useful by 2030, improving our economy and quality of life," said Peter Stone, a computer scientist at the University of Texas at Austin and in charge of the 17-member panel of international experts. "But this technology will also create profound challenges, affecting jobs and incomes and other issues that we should begin addressing now to ensure that the benefits of AI are broadly shared.”
Experts have also released a report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030," which is the first installment of a long-term project concerned about the field of artificial intelligence and its impact on people, their communities and societies. The project is named “The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence” or AI100 for short. The project was launched in 2014.
Artificial intelligence is a broad area of research. Therefore, the report has been focused on eight relevant sections and these are: transportation; service robots, healthcare, education, low-resource communities, public safety and security, employment and workplace, and entertainment. The report reflects on progress in the past fifteen years in each of these areas and anticipates developments in the coming fifteen years.
Where artificial is considered useful and effective, it is frightening too. Fears of robots replacing humans at workplace or harming humans are not pure fiction. AI carries real dangers indeed.
“Until now, most of what is known about AI comes from science fiction books and movies," said Stone. "This study provides a realistic foundation to discuss how AI technologies are likely to affect society."