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The paradoxes of the modern life!

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By: Zubair Hamid Parray

We are now living in a tech-savvy world filled with objects like smart phones, computers and tablets that have become an integral part of our lives. It is hard to imagine our lives without artificial intelligence. The progress that we have made from mobile phones to smart phones and computers to laptops, cable television to satellites, we wonder what is going to be next in this line of progress. It is even predicted that artificial intelligence may exceed human intelligence. However evolution in artificial intelligence is the result of evolution in human intelligence. Can artificial intelligence exist without human existence?

We are highly dependent on artificial intelligence and cannot imagine our lives without it anymore, be it for work, entertainment, studies or sharing opinions. Human collaboration with artificial intelligence has grown immensely. Machines make our lives easy but cannot replace the humans in our lives. Humans are the creators and operators of machines. Human intelligence has an edge over artificial intelligence as it has the ability to create unlike computers and it is not operated by machines.

We may be addicted to machines but what about our emotional needs? Can we talk to machine? Can we share our feelings with them? Can we fall in love with the machines? Can machines feel emotions? Can we just live with machines? Though these days we spend more time with machines than humans, we turn up to humans at the end of the day. We are greedy creatures, aren’t we? Humans are emotional creatures and have several emotional needs, sometimes getting carried away with emotion and feeling stressed out by various events in life. Emotions blur the effectiveness of human brain to make precise and logical decisions for which human brain is never as stable as machines. But machines don’t have brains at all- these are an assembly of objects programmed by humans.

Humans matter to us the most and that is the important thing to keep in mind. We don’t want to interact with machines and nothing can replace human communication. Just because technology is at hand doesn’t mean it is going to replace humans or be a better option all the time.

Humans are created of flesh and blood, they have a life. Humans have emotions and feelings, they express different emotions at different times. Machines work with their mechanical brain which is programmed by humans. Humans understand the situation and respond accordingly whereas machines do not have the capability of understanding.

Humans are creative and imaginative. They can create and invent new things but machines cannot do such types of work because they use artificial intelligence. Machines are operated and guided by humans blessed with intelligence and emotions besides diverse abilities in several things such as language, pattern recognition, and creative thinking.

The Author Is Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree In English Literature at Government Degree College Sumbal Sonawari Bindipora. Email: [email protected]

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