Artificial Intelligence, here to stay!

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First seen, experienced or read about in Isaak Asimov’s I, Robot, artificial intelligence for me was frighteningly beautiful. It was very futuristic and yet seemed very much possible. And in the past few years, artificial intelligence has been experienced by the consumers on a large scale. Be it Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now or Microsoft’s Cortana, artificial intelligence has given us a glimpse of what the future of ‘wireless’ robotics holds for us in our day to day life. Exciting as it may seem, artificial intelligence has been tipped by many as the cue to human extinction in the future. Prof. Stephen Hawking isn’t really optimistic about AI. He said, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”