Are We Safe Enough in the Future of Artificial Intelligence?
A Discussion on Machine Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Safety
Nowadays, there is a serious anxiety on the existence of dangerous intelligent systems and it is not just a science-fiction idea of evil machines like the ones in well-known Terminator movie or any other movies including intelligent robots – machines threatening the existence of humankind. So, there is a great interest in some alternative research works under the topics of Machine Ethics, Artificial Intelligence Safety and the associated research topics like Future of Artificial Intelligence and Existential Risks.
The objective of this study is to provide a general discussion about the expressed research topics and try to find some answers to the question of ‘Are we safe enough in the future of Artificial Intelligence?’. In detail, the discussion includes a comprehensive focus on ‘dystopic’ scenarios, enables interested researchers to think about some ‘moral dilemmas’ and finally have some ethical outputs that are considerable for developing good intelligent systems. From a general perspective, the discussion taken here is a good opportunity to improve awareness on the mentioned, remarkable research topics associated with not only Artificial Intelligence but also many other natural and social sciences taking role in the humankind.
Artificial Intelligence is an important scientific field, which is currently shaping the future of humankind. After it has started its journey as a result of innovative developments within Computer Science, it has provided many effective and efficient solutions to different fields, and has then taken an active part rapidly in the scientific arena with its great potential on solving real-world based problems.
Today, intelligent solutions are often employed in daily modern life by taking part in even our phones, cars or houses. In a general manner, there is an infinite loop of innovations, which is a typical result of collaboration caused by some popular scientific fields and the field of Artificial Intelligence is one of them. Considering the unstoppable rise of intelligent solution approaches, methods and techniques of Artificial Intelligence, there has always been some discussions regarding the disadvantages and unclear characteristics of intelligent systems in the context of a life surrounded always by also ethical and morality-oriented issues. But the more advanced problems have been solved by intelligent systems, the more discussions over Artificial Intelligence have appeared.