We’ve all seen movies where AI takes over the world (I, Robot is probably my favorite) but what are the potential harms of it in the current day. Let’s try and understand from where can these dangers arise in the first place. Modern AI uses various black-box algorithms where they get the desired results but the reasoning for it performing better or equivalent to humans might be lost in the process or rarely ever evaluated.
Now you might be wondering if we control the results, how is it going to take over the world, the answer is it probably won’t. What can go wrong though, is its ability to obtain results wanted by companies or organizations by crossing moral or legal boundaries without anybody knowing or realizing not even the companies themselves.