AI's rise: Efficiency or existential threat?

In the ongoing debate about whether AI will replace humanity, Vidhi Chugh explores the probabilities and complexities surrounding the issue. Intelligence, defined by Stanford and Gartner, involves learning, problem-solving, and goal achievement. While AI excels at pattern recognition, it lacks human-like consciousness, emotions, and a sense of past, present, and future. Tests like the Turing test evaluate human-like responses, but AI's abilities remain within statistical patterns. Concerns about job loss due to automation are rising, with McKinsey predicting up to 30% of US jobs could be automated by 2030. While AI can be a valuable assistant, it lacks empathy, compassion, and a moral compass, highlighting the irreplaceable human qualities.