Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest trends in the techno-sphere. And who better acknowledges its importance than Google CEO Sundar Pichai, whose complete presentation at Google I/O 2017 presentation revolved on integrating AI across the board into their products.
And as we step into 2018, Pichai is still entirely in favor of AI innovation and believes that it’s necessary to find a solution to humanity’s problems through technology. During an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Ari Melber, the Google CEO laid out his thoughts all in favor of this tech advancement and said:
AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire.
While no one would’ve expected such an analogy from Pichai, he went on to add that fire sure is dangerous and can kill humans. But, we’ve managed to overcome its downside and harness its power for the benefit of our own selves at the end of the day.
Pichai said that similar would be the case with AI, which may appear to be dangerous and shrouded in mystery in the current scenario. He states that it’s natural to be concerned of the ill-effects of this intelligence technology, but that’s just human nature. This is how humans solve things and come up with answers for problems.
It’s fair to be worried about AI, so I wouldn’t say we’re just optimistic about it. We want to be thoughtful about it.
He further went on to add that AI would one day come in handy to solve real-life problems such as climate change or cure cancer. The Google CEO is of the opinion that AI definitely holds the ‘potential for some of the biggest advances’ we’re going to see over the coming years.
This is an accurate point of view but some of the most well-known techies, especially Elon Musk, has been quite vocal about the developments in AI and the impending doom it may bring upon humankind if not regulated. Musk is all in for the use of AI for tech innovation, but wouldn’t want a ‘Skynet’ to wreak havoc over people.
This is the eureka moment, which has been figured out by Google’s chief executive, who’s stated before that we’ll need to work on taming AI to operate at our beck and call instead of overpowering us. Finally, all we can do is accept this change in technology and hope the intelligent robots do not collude and launch an attack on us all. Are you excited about the future prospects or scared? Let us know in the comments below.