“The robots are going to take all our jobs before they colonize and turn us into slaves”, bellowed an anxious car assembly worker. His fears are representative of those of many in society who have no faith in the usefulness and consequences of advanced artificial intelligence-driven technology.
There are many stereotypes and preconceptions about artificial intelligence, fuelled in no small part by science fiction books and films. But in reality, AI should be considered as a tool, albeit a highly sophisticated one that is constantly evolving and improving as our human intelligence deepens.
Following the launch of the EU’s coordinated plan on artificial intelligence to accelerate the development of this key technology for the benefit of all, Roberto Viola takes a look at how AI is in fact already very much a part of our day-to-day lives.