The explosive growth in artificial intelligence capabilities is thanks to the ingenuity of human beings.
Building machines to take over positions in service industries from construction to retail is a big step for technology and an even bigger step for mankind. But while some of us fear for our jobs, AI in the wrong hands may have more nefarious intentions, even putting lives at stake.
On the positive side, AI is expected to create over two million jobs by 2020. It also has the potential to free up humans to undertake more fulfilling and creative tasks. Machine learning could help produce better medical treatments and driverless vehicles could cut the number of road accidents.
Though we may fear the results and capabilities of AI, the driving force behind the technology is mankind. When these machines are slated for evil, we only have ourselves to blame.