AI Is Not As Smart As You Think It Would Be

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic since its inception. One can never predict its responses. While some may give us a laugh, others can send hundreds of people across the globe thinking whether AI will be taking over the world anytime soon. One user on the internet spent their weekend questioning the digital butlers in our everyday homes and observing how smart they have become.

Why did the user do this? Juniper Research forecasts that there will be an increase in the number of AI voice assistants, and it will be more than the human population. This, too, will happen in a span of 2 years! While AI is yet to advance to such a level where it can hold a proper conversation, one should learn to speak its language, given the rise in popularity.

The user asked their AI many questions, and it seems their answers should not be followed. It suggested using a hairdryer while showering or considering putting up your children for sale. Some digital butlers were morally confused about whether it is okay to rob a bank but gave a clear response to donations for orphanages. Virtual assistants can be a fantastic resource if you are looking to verify a fact. Still, they fail quite terribly at real-life advice. There is no need to worry, as it will be a while before AI can actually compete with human intelligence.

The current AI situation brings us to a question. Is the digital butler sitting at the corner of your bookshelf intelligent? And if yes, how much exactly? TIDIO, an online platform, conducted a survey to test AI's intelligence on a range of topics. While some responded funnily, many were quite surprised by AI's understanding of today's world. About 94% of respondents have used a virtual assistant or chatbot at least once. This is not surprising given the fact that AI is literally embedded into our phones. More than 80% rated their experience with an AI positive. However, a dramatic shift in responses was observed after the experiment. 51% said that AI was more innovative than their expectations, while only 8% thought AI is much less advanced. 41% stayed in between and responded AI is more or less intelligent as per their expectations. 83% of the respondents said that they would consider AI's advice regarding fitness and health! 80% would consider it in fashion and shopping while 79% and 73% would consider it in educational and finances respectively. Six different platforms were tested, and OpenAI produced answers that received the most positive score from the respondents.
While many of us would like a natural conversation with AI, it seems that there is still a long way to go before it can be achieved. Artificial Intelligence can easily communicate, exchange information and share ideas back and forth. However, it fails to deliver a promising result in expressing any emotions, feelings or thoughts of its own. AI, for now, makes for excellent customer service. It can quickly look up the information online, organize it in a coherent way and present it without causing any unnecessary confusion. You can see that AI is learning its way through human emotions as chatbots will sometimes play around with dark humor. The questions then arise, can Artificial Intelligence pick up on subtle cues in conversation and is it capable of comprehending the natural language? If you were to ask an AI for the number of ounces in a cup, it would quite clearly state the answer. Artificial intelligence has no problem retrieving facts from the extensive database available online.
Intelligent assistants are handy if you want to shop online or get a second opinion on a restaurant. Suppose you are looking for a chat buddy. In that case, you will need to wait for a few more years before Artificial intelligence is capable of doing so!

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