Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Human Intelligence?

With the creativity and intelligence of tech super champs, Artificial Intelligence has come forward within the past few years. It has no doubts helped us humans, and there are so many examples of it including Siri, Smart cars, video games, Google Now etc. that we use in our daily life. Considering the fast growth of AI and dependency of humans on it, some people believe that the microchips running on algorithms will surpass human intelligence in the near future. However some people still have hope for human intelligence. As they believe that HI is far more unique and better than the robots, which are the creation of HI.

Trans-humanist vision of the future includes the replacement of HI with the enhanced and accurate results of AI. However they forget the fact that humans have created AI and we will keep on making new innovations every day. We can not only create new microchips, computer devices for future, but we grow and create new ideas every day. Science cannot answer various questions related to humans like from where the creativity comes from and how life creates itself.

According to science, there are certain rules according to which the universe works and HI has proven its genius by creating breakthrough models for various sectors today. The algorithms coming from the human brain are far more innovative than AI. Computers are no doubt a powerful creation of human, but they are run on the programs created by humans. We can tame AI and use it for our convenience, but it will never replace us. The good bits of AI are astonishing, major business giants across the globe are creating mind-boggling applications based on AI. These are no doubts miracles and we can keep on using it for our future, but these are made by people for people.

Machines are intelligent, they consume less time to learn and finish a task and their working capacity is far more than humans, and if AI takes over the human jobs, there will be a chaos. Moreover, if the machine goes out of control or goes against the commands of its creator or if it is handled by hooligans, there can be a lot of loss to us. But the good news is, technology is developing with a fast pace and humans get bored with the old gadgets and appliances and we replace it. Just like we change our old smartphones with the new ones frequently. So, with the growth of technology, the demands of humans will rise and with HI we will create AI and use it until a new version comes up. The lack of intuitions, creativity, commonsense and judgment makes AI different from HI and we can show our thoughts and intelligence by communicating, giving reasoning which at present AI cannot.

5 Ways to Enjoy Virtual Reality

Technology is probably one of the best creations human beings have ever made. Not only is technology able to connect people but also gives us exposure to sights, sounds, and feelings that we haven’t experienced in our lifetimes.

With Virtual Reality, technology now allows us to experience a close to life environment in an imaginary setting. As per Wikipedia, Virtual reality (VR) typically refers to computer technologies that use virtual reality headsets to generate the realistic images, sounds and other sensations that replicate a real environment or create an imaginary setting.

Though VR is still relatively new to the public, there are already a lot of different ways to enjoy VR. Here are some of the virtual settings and activities that you can experience:

1. Flying

Ever dreamed of flying? Well, here’s your chance to experience how it feels like. Using VR glasses, you will be able to fly. VR glasses presents to people a very realistic image or video that helps wearers build the momentum and excitement for the whole experience. Aside from that, if you want to experience flying, you may try this new invention made by the researchers of Zurich University’s Interaction Design Program called Birdly. Birdly is a Virtual Reality console that allows a person to lie on a padded, cross-shaped apparatus and gives people the sensation of flying over buildings or across country sides.

2. Swimming

In other cases, a VR headset will also let you experience swimming. But it’s more than that. It will also let you feel what it’s like to be swimming under oceans with dozens of fish, sharks, and whales swimming around you. You will definitely feel like being underwater because you will be able to see and hear the beauty and sounds of these sea creatures.

3. Roller Coaster

If you’re just at home sitting on your couch and have got nothing to do, why not ride a roller coaster? Yes, it’s just that easy when you have your own VR headset! Start feeling the gravity as the coaster twists and turns upside down. There are many VR headsets that have built in games where you can truly experience an extreme roller coaster ride. There is also a simulator called “No Limits 2” which will let you experience roller coasters on a whole new level.

4. Skydiving

Skydiving is an extreme sport that some people can only dream of doing because it is really expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper (and also much safer) way to experience skydiving, then VR is the way. Fly up to high altitudes with “Volo Airsport”, a physics simulator that lets people hang on to their life and experience skydiving.

5. Flight Zombies

If you are the type of person who is fascinated by the idea of a zombie apocalypse, then VR is your closest way to experience it. So, if you want to experience what it’s like to be in a scene of “The Walking Dead”, download “Zombie Shooter”. It is free on Apple and lets gamers to shoot and kill zombies that are chasing them through the VR headset.