How Artificial Intelligence can solve big issues like Pandemic, Climate Change, Inequality
The latest modifications in the technology industry are showcased to be beneficial in almost every sector. More focus is now on Artificial Intelligence (AI) reducing the gap made by our predecessors in the pre-internet era. The gap led to various natural disasters, pandemics, and inequalities in the economy as well as providing opportunities to each person irrespective of their gender in private and public organizations. Besides the common industries being in focus (financial services, medical and healthcare, logistics, etc), smart cities, smart homes, and transportation have started being the focal area. Interconnecting electronic devices with home appliances and driverless driving are two examples helping in increasing the curiosity across industries.
Constructing and Safeguarding Smart Cities from Natural Disasters via AI.
In a way one could perceive implementing artificial intelligence and sister-like technologies on public infrastructure like public transport cards, traffic lights being connected with road sensors. The modification of traffic light infrastructure has been implemented in Scotland’s Glasgow city. The Las Vegas health department in coordination with Rochester university developed an application that assisted in filtering out restaurants that were susceptible to inspections. AI-enabled computational tools assist in safeguarding cyber-infrastructure that’s the core framework of smart cities. Automated driving might seem fascinating at the face value (all credit to Elon Musk’s Tesla cars), but is facing a couple of hurdles as it’s still in the initial phase. There are three phases for building smarter cities. The first phase focuses on planning. The second phase includes scrutinizing relevant articles. The last phase or the third phase encompasses reporting and dissemination. Employing such advanced technologies will help in saving electricity, water wastage would be lowered, temperatures within the home would vary depending on the outside environment. The fundamentals of constructing a home would be robust that most natural disasters like earthquakes, cyclones, or the recent one COVID-19 may be handled much better.
Almost all sensible, logical, and practical technological experts agree that as artificial intelligence is in its initial phase and there’s enormous scope for it in the future, one should take into account a few pros and cons. It’s wise to hope for the best scenario but simultaneously work for the worst scenario as well. The pre-requisites for a responsible AI should include resoluteness towards:
The incentives for developers, users, investors, and individuals who do the research and development must be such that they aspire to advance swiftly and morally as well. Another factor to be considered is by applying integrative research. Just like a piece of the song sounds best when each tone is played exactly at right time similarly, the benefit of artificial intelligence would be able to reach across the world when every industry fine-tunes with each other. A few potential hurdles to be alerted of include validation and verification, the complexity of some AI models, user privacy, legitimacy, etc. Besides the mentioned hurdles, it is better to alter algorithms consciously as more biases, behaviour manipulation, and social risks are cropping up frequently. This piece of research showcases a couple of factors that indicate the advantages and few loopholes as well in the technological platform present today. The six W’s bring out the crux of the myths and reality on the ground. Another crux that indicates the factors uniting all countries are the six E’s.
With the intermixing of globalization and localization, one could look at the whole world as a big joint family. Partnering and cooperating have been seen in the past as well, like nations coming together in the First and Second World War to fight against a common enemy. Similarly, to make the planet blossom to its natural full potential, firms and Governments of each nation need to come together and achieve this common goal via AI. Almost every country has some unique value-add-on whether be it in the Eastern part, or the Western part of the world. Working together towards the same goal would surely make the future generations live a much better life by inter-combining the latest technological equipment in our daily lives while keeping the utilization in moderation. Based on this piece of research, poverty would be almost extinct, no individual would have to starve due to lack of food, the overall quality of education would increase exponentially, the average life span of a human being may increase, sustainable and eco-friendly cities and communities would be available, etc.
Alterations in Human Rights and Equality via AI and sister-like innovations.
There have been a lot of discussions, debates, and some controversies as well regarding the employability and human rights as to when the technology will get deployed 100% on the round. The United States of America and China are the major hubs for research around this particular area at the moment. The common issues which get cropped up often include morality and ethical perspective. People who could be said conservative tend to look at AI with some hesitation to use it daily. But those who see themselves as republicans tend to use the technology without hesitation.
With the Coronavirus pandemic spread across the world, nation leaders are facing equality issues daily. Treating people who are under a specific age group and neglecting those who might be susceptible to the virus is a harsh decision to implement.
Seeing the issue from a technical and philosophical perspective, experts are finding it hard to conclude whether AI and related technological platforms would enhance human life or make it worse. Some clusters from a philosophical background generally think that robots and machines would harm human society (as shown in the movie I, Robot (2004)). But after a couple of researches, even technological experts are started to showcase that if the algorithm is built with appropriate context/intent, the robot or a machine would only aid a human being. The debate of intermixing technology with humans in some perspectives might go on for a little while. But it would be ideal if the issue is resolved as quickly as possible for the benefit of the present population on Earth.
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