With the accelerated pace of technology advancement, artificial intelligence has been a highly-contested issue—should the man-made machines substitute human? Though it may be true that it is harmful to introduce another intelligence into our society, for that they may dominate the society we are living in, there are still times when automation emancipates us and light up our tedious life. This fact does not work against the idea that artificial intelligence may be detrimental, but rather proves that with proper caution, intelligence machines are able to equip human-beings with prosperity.
Some may concern the loss of humanity by introducing man-like intelligence. However, human’s decency is not strongly associated with the treatment of the machine. Machines are designed to serve for human no matter what happened. It is feasible to treat machines crudely. For example, Siri, the voice assistance program on iPhone, was designed with the feature to listen to the filthy words. This feature enables one to release his or her pressure on the voice assistance; had he or she not alleviate the pressure on the phone, he or she would have argue with someone else rudely. Such example demonstrates that intelligence machines may mollify one’s bad mood and maximize one’s tolerance.
Besides bringing positive psychological effects, artificial intelligences are able to emancipate human from tedious and mundane jobs. For instance, Foxconn, a Chinese company which cooperate with Apple to produce iPhone, introduced robots in its production line. In the past, Foxconn had to hire numerous Chinese cheap labors to saturate the production line. Workers in Foxconn had to work ten hours a day, and the salaries were less than one dollar per hour. Some workers even committed suicide under such burden. After introducing intelligence robot arms, Foxconn only hires few technical supports, and the workers are emancipated from tedious work. Not only does the automation improve the efficiency of the factory, but it empowers those workers with a better life.
Lastly, attaining an accomplishment in artificial intelligence would be the third industrial revolution for human-beings— pushing humans to their higher limit. To illustrate, I would like to quote from Star Trek: “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” In Star Trek series, my favorite character has always been Lieutenant Commander Data, the robot on Starship Enterprise. He is the lieutenant commander of Starship Enterprise, and he is immune to nearly all biological disease and other weakness that will affect carbon-based lifeforms. Such advantage benefits Starship Enterprise many times, and the cooperation between humans and android proves to be conducive for both sides: humans are shielded by Data when carbon-based lifeforms are not able to move, while Data learns how to control the emotion.
To conclude, artificial intelligence is the most prominent technology. Not only would intelligence machine relieve one’s pressure and emancipate one from iterated work, but also it would challenge human’s limit and extend our possibilities.