Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been at the forefront of almost every event around the world in recent times. Attempts have been made all over the world to incorporate this wonder technology as a bridge to newer avenues and advancements. In an attempt to aid human functioning, the journey to create AIs that can mimic human thinking has come into being using the method of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Investment, social media, aerospace, and the healthcare industries have all undergone radical change as a result of ANN’s sophisticated network that mimics the human brain. While AI has made great strides in activities requiring computational and logical-mathematical intelligence, it has fallen short in simulating emotional and interpersonal intelligence, making it unlikely that AIs will replace humans and their roles. AI has a unique set of limitations that make it incapable of performing certain tasks that humans can comfortably and naturally carry out. While AI computers have an edge over human brains in that they can process and retain massive volumes of data which can produce more informed and precise results, these benefits mostly apply to logical and mathematical intelligence. Achieving a completely humanoid AI is difficult due to AI’s limits in emotional intelligence, lack of human instinct, and inability to mimic human intellect.
AI has been used to replace people in some contexts, primarily for repetitive work and everyday human activities. However, AI cannot totally replace human functions due to its lack of morality, compassion, and intuition, especially in jobs requiring social skills, empathy, and judgment based on subjective criteria. The richness and difficulty of human qualities like creativity, anticipation, and judgment make them difficult to program into robots.
While there has been the employment of AI tools across fields such as the legal domain, physical labor, and problem-solving, it is unlikely that humans can be replaced. The ideas of sentient AIs do haunt the employment markets and humanity in general, the idea is too futuristic and far-fetched to certainly establish the threat of an AI takeover.