Machine vs Humans

Image credits: This picture was generated by AI.

I've been testing AI tools for a month now and am starting to get seriously worried. Bots can now create any image you think of – the only sweat you will do is write the correct prompt- at as cheap as 8$ a month. It can write articles with the tone of voice you dictate for it to have.

By Hiba Kilany
Not to mention presentations, essays, and answering any (legal) questions you might have. All of that in less than a minute.

Let's talk numbers.

Did you know that over 80% of companies now use artificial intelligence (AI) in some form? That's right; the machines are taking over, one data point at a time. And if you thought that was scary, wait until you hear this: the global AI market is expected to reach a whopping $190 billion by 2025. That's enough to buy a fleet of robot butlers for every household worldwide!

But let's remember that AI is still very much in its infancy. Despite all the hype, machines are still a long way from being able to match the creativity and intuition of human beings. Sure, they can beat us at complex games like chess and Go, but can they write a sonnet that will make your heart skip a beat? I think not.

Of course, the main driving force behind the evolution of AI is the vast amounts of data that are now available. With more and more data being generated daily, machines can learn and adapt at an unprecedented pace.

It's estimated that by 2025, the total amount of data generated worldwide will reach a mind-boggling 175 zettabytes. I don't even know what a zettabyte is, but it sounds impressive!

Another factor driving the evolution of AI is the increasing availability of computing power. Thanks to Moore's Law, machines are becoming more potent by the day, with the ability to process vast amounts of data in real-time. It's like the machines are working out and getting stronger while we humans sit on the couch eating potato chips and watching Netflix.

But despite all these incredible advancements, some still worry about AI's potential risks. For example, a recent survey found that over 60% of people are concerned about the potential impact of AI on jobs.

Personally, I'm not too worried. Sure, machines may perform specific tasks better than humans, but can they make a latte with a heart-shaped foam on top? They might, but with “no heart” put in it.

The evolution of AI has been nothing short of remarkable; we can all see that, with machines now capable of tasks that were once thought to be the exclusive domain of humans.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

While machines may be getting more imaginative, they still have a long way to go before they can match the creativity and intuition of human beings. So, for now, let's sit back, relax, and enjoy that we humans still have something the machines don't – a sense of humour.

Could you tell if I wrote this or if some artificial bot generated it? I dare you to speak!

Hiba Kilany

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One comment on “Machine vs Humans”

  1. Definitely written by a human,
    no machine will ever compare.
    Thank you Hiba Kilany.
    💜 Angel NicGillicuddy

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