Artificial Intelligence, A Threat? Top 10 Dangerous Traits of AI

Find out the risks of artificial intelligence by taking a look into the dangerous traits of AI.

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Artificial intelligence

With all the hype around artificial intelligencerobots, self-driving cars, etc. it is obvious to assume that AI impacts our everyday lives. In reality, most of us encounter Artificial Intelligence in some way or the other almost every single day. From the moment we wake up to check our phone to watching another Netflix recommended movie, AI has quickly made its way into our everyday lives. But everything perfect is also imperfect. AI has some challenging traits that are dangerous to humankind. So, this article will take you through the topmost dangerous traits of AI. 


AI Bias

The success of any AI implementation is tied to its training data. It is not just having the right data volume or right quality data, it is also important for organizations and companies to ensure that AI engineers are not partial to their creations. When engineers pass their own biases and assumptions to influence data sets, implementation depending on AI becomes biased which is inaccurate and unuseful. Biases in data sets lead to data supply which is restricted to certain focal points and demographics. 


Advanced Hacking

Artificial intelligence increases the speed of what can be accomplished and in many cases, it exceeds our ability as humans to follow along. With automation, malicious acts such as phishing, delivery of viruses to software, and taking advantage of AI systems because of the way they see the world, might be difficult for humans to uncover until there is a real swamp to deal with.


AI Terrorism

There may be new AI-enabled forms of terrorism to deal with: From the expansion of autonomous drones and the introduction of robotic swarms to remote attacks or the delivery of disease through nanorobots. While Artificial Intelligence can contribute immensely to the world, it can unfortunately also help terrorists to perform terror attacks. Many terror agencies already use drones to carry out attacks in other countries. Terrorist agencies could also use autonomous vehicles to deliver and explode bombs or create guns that can track movement and fire without any human help.



As AI is replacing the majority of repetitive tasks and other work with robots, human interference is becoming less, which will cause a major problem in the employment standards. Every organization is looking to replace the minimum qualified individuals with AI robots that can do similar work with more efficiency.


No Emotions and Connections 

There is no doubt that machines are much better when it comes to working efficiently but they cannot replace the human connection that makes the team. Machines cannot develop a bond with humans which is an essential attribute when it comes to team management.


Privacy Attacks 

Privacy is a basic human right that everyone deserves. However, Artificial Intelligence may lead to a loss of privacy in the future. Even today, it is possible to track you easily as you go about your day. Latest technologies like facial recognition can find you out in a crowd and all security cameras are equipped with it. The data gathering abilities of AI also mean that a timeline of your daily activities can be created by accessing your data from various social networking sites.


No Ethics

Ethics and morality are important human features that can be difficult to incorporate into an AI. The rapid progress of AI has raised a number of concerns that one day, AI will grow uncontrollably, and eventually wipe out humanity. This moment is referred to as the AI singularity.


Autonomous Weapons

Autonomous weapons or “killer robots” are military robots that can search their targets and aim independently according to pre-programmed instructions. And almost all technically advanced countries in the world are developing these robots. A senior executive in a Chinese Defense firm even stated that future wars would not be fought by humans and that using lethal autonomous weapons was inevitable.


Make Humans Lazy

AI applications automate the majority of tedious and repetitive tasks. Since we do not have to memorize things or solve puzzles to get the job done, we tend to use our brains less and less. This addiction to AI can cause problems to future generations.