Although computers are getting smarter and intelligent due to the advancement of artificial intelligence but these man-made machines will not overtake the humans in coming few years, says IBM Research Director Arvind Krishna. Krishna is also the Senior Vice-President of IBM and heads the arm that developed award-winning cognitive computing system named Watson that is currently being used in several complex tasks including treatment of cancer.
Krishna said that a machine does what it is taught by humans and it just follows the given instructions. A machine cannot overtake humans until it starts doing things on its own and that day will not come at least in ‘our living lifetimes’.
Greatest living Physicist Stephen Hawking and Engineer-entrepreneur Elon Musk have claimed the artificial intelligence as a demon that will bite us back someday in future. Musk believes that computers will get advanced enough to take decisions on their own and that will be humanity’s greatest existential threat. However, Krishna believes that humans are far away from developing a computer that can beat the Turing test, the Holy Grail for artificial intelligence programs.
IBM will build highly advanced, self-aware and self-improving computer someday. Seeing today’s need and customer demands, the company is developing computers based on quantum theory and it is running one of the largest quantum computing programs on the planet.
Krishna said that IBM always looks to solve the toughest problems as it has a large pool of highly skilled employees to complete a task. According to reports, $1.2 trillion dollar company is aiming to expand its net worth to $2 trillion with artificial intelligence programs like Watson. Krishna believes that artificial intelligence is a thing of future and it will be at boom someday.