Artificial Intelligence or machine intelligence is the core area of research these days. In this era of computers, experts are conducting research and development in this sector. It allows the machine to act and work just like humans do. It provides increased capabilities to perform the tasks associated with human mind. It equips the computers or robots with optical character recognition, understanding of human speech, higher order strategic capacity, problem solving ability, logic or artificial neural networks, reasoning, representation etc. In other words it forges biological processes with technology.

Machines have sensors such as advanced cameras, microphones, wireless signals including tactile sensors, which help it in recognition. Application also includes recognition of objects, facial expression, speech etc. NLP - Natural language processing gives machine the ability to read and understand human language. Google’s AI, Apple’s Siri and Alexa are some names in the field of artificial Intelligence.

In October 2017, Sophia was the first humanoid robot to have the citizenship of Saudi Arabia. This was a huge step in the field of artificial intelligence. Very soon then will robots replace soldiers in army? In fact, robots have already started replacing humans in sectors like restaurants and housekeeping etc.

The scope of artificial intelligence is increasing day by day. The question lies whether we human beings are ready to deal with their onslaught? Will our own creation soon be remote controlling us?

Triyasha Muramkar, Class – IX A