Intelligent computers are defined as machines that involve the use of intelligence and computer science concepts to execute various tasks initiated by the user. Intelligent computers are systems that are able to perceive their environments and take actions that are meant to maximize the effectiveness of executing these actions. Intelligent computers are also referred to as intelligent agents because they have the ability to observe and act on the environment rationally so as to achieve specific goals. These computers like human beings can be able to learn how they can use knowledge to achieve these goals (Russell and Norvig 2003).
Computer programs have been described as a vital component of intelligent agents because they are designed to act as rational systems that can be able to think, reason, react and acquire new knowledge just like human beings do.
Software programs are able to intelligently execute various commands that have been initiated by users of computer programs thus making them a major component of intelligent computers. Intelligent computers have systems that encompass practical reasoning, socio-cognitive modelling and moral ethics which means that they are designed to be more human than machine (Russell and Norvig 2003).
For computers to be termed as intelligent, they have to possess certain characteristics which according to Kasabov (1998) include the ability to accommodate new problem solving rules at an incremental pace, the ability to react rationally to various commands issued by a program user, ability to adapt to online time and real times, ability to learn in an efficient way from large amounts of data and also improve its own system by constantly interacting with the environment, possess a large storage memory that will support storage and retrieval activities (Kasabov 1998). This essay seeks to determine whether we should be concerned that intelligent computers might take over the world thereby enslaving human beings to these intelligence agents.
[...] During the 1960s, laboratories that would be used to create intelligent computers began to increase as a result of the additional funding given to researchers by the Department of Defence. The founders of Al research were confident that computer and machines would be capable of doing the same work that human beings were doing in twenty years time. Herbert Simon and Marvin Minsky who were some of the founders of the research group believed that the problem of creating artificial intelligence would be substantially solved by developing intelligent machines (Kasabov 1998). [...]
[...] These researchers have argued that creating robots that can be able to execute various levels of tasks in the current context is a difficult task as it will require different types of wiring and biological application of momentum to execute the robots though processes (Perkowitz 2007). Conclusion The purpose of this study has been to determine whether intelligent computers will take over the world since they have been developed to function the same way that human beings do. The study has addressed the question adequately by highlighting the various areas of concern that are presented by intelligent computers. There is growing concern that the world is becoming too computerised reducing the relevance of human beings in the world. [...]
[...] This essay seeks to determine whether we should be concerned that intelligent computers might take over the world thereby enslaving human beings to these intelligence agents. History and Background of Intelligent Computers The history of intelligent computers can be traced back to ancient Greece where artificial beings and machines that could think were used in many Greek mythologies with some of these machines including Talos of Crete, Pygmalion's Galatea and the bronze robot of Hephaestus which were all developed to be intelligent machines that could acquire, learn and process information just like human beings. [...]
[...] Intelligent computers are being developed to represent more human characteristics instead of robotic or machine capabilities. This dynamic change means that more and more human activities will be performed by intelligent computers gifted with the ability to engage in reasoning and thinking capabilities just like human beings (Popular Science 2004). As mentioned earlier on in this discussion, computer intelligence research has continued to gain a lot of momentum in the past decade especially in the biological approach of developing computers that possess human characteristics. [...]
[...] While the scenario in the movie is quite different from that in the world right now, the intelligent robots that are portrayed in the movie reflect the existing programming paradigms that are being used by artificial intelligence programmers and robotics researchers. The movie basically demonstrates that robots have the capability to take over and run the world the same way that human beings do (Popular Science 2004). Many computer programmers in the world have directed their efforts towards developing computers that can be able to make use of reasoning capabilities. [...]
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