Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability for machines to perform tasks that are traditionally thought to require human intelligence. 


Control

Statement

Control of artificially intelligent systems is limited to a small number of large companies.

arguement

  1. Designing an AI system requires years of advanced study, limiting the number of sufficiently trained workers.
  2. The best researchers and designers tend work together at companies with the highest payroll.
  3. The companies with the best employees create the best products and the best products attract more users and better data.
  4. Companies with better data improve their AI systems, gain more users, make more money, and so on.
  5. Control of artificially intelligent systems is limited to those companies with the largest payroll.

Statement

Control of artificially intelligent systems is open between users and creators.

Arguement

  1. Society is becoming increasingly skeptical of consolidated power and prefer to use products that are open about what data is collected. 
  2. Smart entrepreneurs capitalize by creating better and more open AI models.
  3. Thus, control of artificially intelligent systems is becoming more open between users and creators.

 


Economy

STATEMENT

Artificially intelligent systems allow companies to maximize profits with fewer employees. 

ARGUEMENT

  1. AI systems increase productivity by allowing each worker to get more done in less time. 
  2. Some companies respond by hiring fewer workers.
  3. The money saved by employing fewer workers can be returned to the executives and shareholders.
  4. In this case AI allows companies to maximize profits while hiring fewer employees. 

STATEMENT

Artificially intelligent systems allow humans to work less for similar pay. 

ARGUEMENT

  1. AI systems increase productivity by allowing each worker to get more done in less time.
  2. Some companies respond by decreasing hours worked per employee.
  3. Wages tend to be economically sticky (meaning they change slowly in response to company performance).
  4. Given the above, AI allows humans to work less for similar pay. 

PERSONAL

STATEMENt

Artificially intelligent systems can learn to accurately anticipate behavior.

ARGUEMENT

  1. Social media sites have access to what you like and dislike.
  2. Advertising companies and search engines can track what products and services you view and purchase each day. 
  3. Sentiment analysis programs can predict emotion from statements and conversation.
  4. Combining your online data and behavioral algorithms can allow AI services to accurately anticipate behavior.

STATEMENT

Artificially intelligent systems could eventually introduce you to people with similar interests and experiences. 

ARGUEMENT

  1. Social media sites have data about your current friends, coworkers, and family.
  2. Advertising companies and search engines can track what products and services you view and purchase.
  3. Using both data sets, an AI services can find patterns in your evolving interests and compare them to others in your area. 
  4. Assuming the above, AI services could eventually send introduction on behalf of people that share your interests.