The ever-greater developments in the field of artificial intelligence have sparked conversations of its potential in different sectors (society, business, government, etc.).  Such is the impact of this technology that some countries already have a State Minister for Artificial Intelligence, as is the case of the United Arab Emirates with Omar Al Olama at the helm. It is not yet common, but it reflects the importance of this technology. A growing number of our city’s services are entirely based on artificial intelligence and many more are improved by it. From air traffic and food production to the analysis of huge amounts of data which help to create more comfortable and efficient cities.

What is clear is that humans are the great architects of this evolution. Machines depend on humans, even if they work autonomously. The designed intelligent systems are highly specialized and are created to solve specific problems; they have little capacity to abstract or generate new intelligence far from their sphere of function. The potential of AI is shaped by its creators and therefore, there is no need to be afraid of it, nor to be worried that one day machines will take control of the world.

I leave you with an article related to this topic, it was published in El Mundo Innovadores on July 3rd.

mundo innovadores

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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