Should we fear artificial intelligence?

Last Modified: Tue, Feb 23 2016. 07 44 PM ISTAI machines are no match for the super-intelligent AI machines like Skynet, androids and cyborgs that we get to see in sci-fi movies, but that may not be the case for long If you are a fan of sci-fi movies like I, Robot, The Terminator or Universal Soldier, you may have asked yourself: “Will machines outsmart humans?” With rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), the short answer is, “Yes”. So will these intelligent machines rule over humans? The answer to this question, however, is not easy because much will depend on how you approach, or address, the issue. The late John McCarthy, an American computer and cognitive scientist who coined the term AI in 1955, defined it as “the science and…


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