When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI), there are many fear-mongering headlines in circulation. Recently, Elon Musk defined it as an “Immortal Dictator”, two words that reaffirm my mother’s belief that AI could mean the end of the human race. I can safely assume that you know someone who, like my mother, fears that AI is intimidatingly capable of taking over humans and their resources.
We’ve seen this reflected in post-apocalyptic movies like the Terminator series, The Matrix and Blade Runner. These blockbusters vividly play off of fears and force audiences to see AI as having sinister motives (like overtaking humanity). Yet, we have now seen this negative AI narrative emerge in sensationalized news pieces, videos, and industry articles. This has resulted in an endless wave of pessimistic chatter, and it is distracting us from exploring the many unique and positive outcomes of AI.