Due to its tremendous appeal and limitless potential, debate has become more intense regarding the not-so-distant possibility that AI could eventually replace human beings altogether.
AI is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as, “The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” This means that implementation of the technology that enables human capabilities – such as understanding, reasoning, perception, among others – to be undertaken by a man-made software which is increasingly becoming more effective and smarter in decision making than humans. Due to its tremendous appeal and limitless potential, debate has become more intense regarding the not-so-distant possibility that AI could eventually replace human beings altogether. While we expect that AI will never be able to replace or replicate the infinite reactions that comprise human feelings and emotions, it is true that AI has taken over some of the more mundane human activities and tasks that are both repetitive (for example, grading student papers) as well as tasks that are more defined (like space exploration for extraterrestrial life).
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Nelson Mandela said, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity”.
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