Ethical Dilemmas of Using Artificial Intelligence

Ethical Dilemmas of Using Artificial Intelligence

Have you ever wondered that if Artificial Intelligence has this great potential of turning the world into a productivity superpower, then why is it not so widely used? If you have more than you are not the only one, we pondered over the question too and our research found out that there is more wrong with Artificial Intelligence than the probability of the Robot turning evil like in the Rajnikant’s blockbuster. Let us explore the ethical problems associated with Artificial Intelligence one by one to understand the ethical issues with the same.

1. What Happens to Jobs?

Ethical Dilemmas of Using Artificial Intelligence

Production and construction are fields that are dominated by machines. Workers are seldom employed in such mechanical and automated work, and the workers are diverted to fields that require logical assessment and decision making. Artificial intelligence can even take these jobs away from humans raising unemployment.

2. How to Distribute Wealth?

Ethical Dilemmas of Using Artificial Intelligence

Another ethical dilemma is about the distribution of wealth created by machines, whether to distribute it to the general population or the innovators. If the revenue generated or money saved will eventually end up with companies creating such technology, widening the economic gap, on the other hand paying people for doing nothing isn’t ideal either.

3. Do We Provide Humane Treatment of AI?

Ethical Dilemmas of Using Artificial Intelligence

When machines are employed to do the same work as humans then it would be expected that they get the same rights. Not now, but in the future when AI develops even further to ask for their rights. Then the choice would be made to either give machines the same rights or not and taking no one’s side will contribute to the greater good.

4. How will Machines Affect our Behaviour?

Ethical Dilemmas of Using Artificial Intelligence

Machines already have a huge influence on our behaviour. They make us take rash decisions, procrastinate, and influence our mood. If simple machines have this much potential then think about the effect of machines backed by AI. Artificial intelligence has the power to influence humanity forever.

These are the most notable ethical reasons why the use of artificial intelligence isn’t that prevalent. Other than these there are also concerns of security, privacy, biases, and singularity.

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