Dr Joshi cautions against overuse of Artificial Intelligence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Feb 2018 10:14:51


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Real progress can never be achieved by using artificial intelligence, says veteran BJP leader

Expressing deep concern over growing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics in industrial production and practically every walk of life, noted scholar and former Union Human Resources Development Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday cautioned that unbridled dependence on ultra-modern technology would pose great problems before entire human civilisation.

“In fact, Artificial Intelligence is not in sync with civilisational journey of human beings and does gel-well with existing socio-economic realities,” Dr Joshi stated.
Dr Joshi was in city to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat at RSS Headquarters on Wednesday.

While talking exclusively to ‘The Hitavada’, Dr Joshi said, “Robots will pose new challenges to existing civilisation as well as culture. This will also create bigger challenges for the Human being as this will affect their thinking process, and spiritual and intellectual growth. This will lead to new problem for the working class people.”
Dr Joshi suggested a national debate over the AI which may affect the lives of millions of people and its use may lead to create more lazy people.

On technological development globally, Dr Joshi said, “Technology is required for human development but over use of technology will affect fundamental character of human beings. It is, therefore, necessary to set a limit for technological use and discuss its pros and cons. We should not hand over the technology at the hands of few Industrialist without looking into its socio-cultural effect.”

Giving more thoughts to ill-effect of maximum use of ultra-modern technology which replaces human beings, Dr Joshi said, “The dependency of technology will also affect environment. This does not match with the journey of human civilisation and blind reliance on technology is against the human development.”

Dr Joshi also expressed concern over widening gap between wealthy and poor which is reflected in growing number of billionaires with control over resources while large majority of poor with hardly anything. The one per cent billionaires have wealth equivalent to that possessed by 55 per cent population of the world and this
is worrisome.