Artificial Intelligence / AI
What do you think about AI? Recently, there have been many articles and TV programmes about it. Technology really does make our lives easier, doesn't it? We can have a nice, hot shower any time we want. We can easily have a delicious hot dinner from the microwave instead of cooking for 30 minutes. Now, companies are developing robots that can help elderly people and help remind them to take their pills or how to eat well. It allows the elderly to live independently but properly.
Now, there are stories about self-driving cars. Many people are worried about the safety of these cars. Self-driving cars will be useful, but how can we be sure they don't kill someone? What if there's an accident? Some people say that programmers should programme the cars to react in a way that causes the least amount of damage possible. But, then, if someone gets killed in an accident -who is responsible? The owner of the car or the programmer?
It's clear that AI can help us a lot in the future, but there are still many unanswered questions. This week in our 11th grade discussion class the students talked about the future of AI. One student showed us a TED Talk about self-driving cars and then the students discussed the topic. They had mixed feelings about it. What do you think?