As a millennial, I believe my imagination can run a bit wild. I believe artificial intelligence can reach new heights in less time than people anticipate. Because we are building AI to be intelligent, I believe they themselves can aid in their own development.
For me personally I envision artificial intelligence will be capable of assisting in human living and redefining travel.
Artificial Assisted Living
I once read an article on how the first person to live past 150 years old is already alive. That implies that within his or her lifetime technology will advance enough to assist in the human living force. This “force” represents keeping the heart beating, assisting regeneration, immune systems, and overall health. This could be a solution for people who pass too early due to accidents, diseases, and cancers. While it can be used to keep the elderly alive, I imagine it would only be used for those who have yet to experience life.
Incorporating automation into human bodies to keep them alive will allow people to live longer lives and be able to easily replace broken parts. I do think that a strong standpoint will be the ethical question of how the artificial intelligence can change the person and how long is too long to live. The inclusion of artificial intelligence within a human body can be skeptical due to the amount of exposure to chemicals and the never ending fear that the robots will take over. I can already imagine it in my head that some groups will riot to prevent the implantation of the devices.
This also brings up the question of how long is too long to live. Ideally the devices will be able to run forever as long as the parts are replaced routinely. This comes in conflict with the ethical issue of how a person can deem themselves ready to die. Many current physicians will refuse to help in medical aided suicide. The process requires two physicians to agree and the patient be asked whether they want to continue multiple times, several days apart to ensure they are ready to end their life. With the reluctancy currently, I can only image what future doctors will go through. By aiding in medical suicide, they are going against their doctoral code to save lives.
Artificial Intelligence Redefining Travel
One of the most exciting visions I have of artificial intelligence is its ability to one day change travel. I envision artificial intelligence taking over the travel world, whether it is aviation or by land, and automating the process to produce a more efficient industry. The ability to automate planes could cause a positive chain reaction for flyers. The money companies will save on pilots and flight attendants will allow for more planes to be produced, increasing travel options. I can imagine that the integration of artificial intelligence into aircrafts will also inspire more upgrades to the plane themselves. This gives the possibilities of more eco-friendly and faster planes.
I believe many travelers will appreciate a shorter and cheaper travel expense. However, this integration will spark an enormous cut in aviation employees. While this could have a huge impact on the economical side, it is a prevalent issue among many integrations of artificial intelligence.
The largest challenge with this adaptation will be the ability to hack. No program online can be 100% secure and therefore be manipulated by master hackers. This could cause concern for many anti-terrorism groups and incite a fear that these aircrafts could be hacked and programmed to crash into cities.
Throughout all of concerns and negatives, what is a little creativity without a little danger??