Shortcomings of Artificial Intelligence

The term artificial intelligence was invented by John McCarthy in the year 1950. He had said, “Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it. An attempt will be made to find how to make machines use language, form abstractions, and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves.”

Everything in excess is dangerous and so is the case with Artificial Intelligence.

High Cost

Programming the machines with Artificial Intelligence requires a lot of money and hard work. Along with the installation cost, the maintenance and repair cost is quite high too. As there is daily a new development or invention, the software programs need to be updated accordingly. So that they can cater to the needs of the changing environment. Thus, having AI machines or robots can cause a big dent in your pocket and not many can afford it.

Lacks emotions

AI machines do not know about ethics or moral values. They are fed with algorithms that help them make decisions and they work accordingly. However, unlike humans, they lack emotional sensitivity. Also, they don’t know what is legal or illegal and can be easily used for doing ethically wrong tasks.

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One of the biggest disadvantages of using machines programmed with artificial intelligence is that they cause unemployment. As the machines are deployed for doing tasks that were earlier done by humans, it has resulted in a decrease in human-intensive requirements in some industries. The major issue of the GDP being stagnant or not growing at the expected rate is unemployment. Studies suggest that if humans do not add more value to their skills in the future, then they would easily be replaced by machines.

Read More: Why Artificial Intelligence is a Boon for Modern World

Lacks creativity

With machines at work, you can’t expect some creative or out of the box ideas. They only work on the basis of what is taught and commanded to them. Though they are useful, they can’t match the standards of the human brain as it is more creative and sensitive. Just working with AI machines without a human brain can stagnate the growth of a particular industry as it won’t be coming up with new ideas or inventions.

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