I think that AI is slightly overhyped (it isn’t as powerful as people think, at least that’s what people around me think), though it’s capabilities and potential applications are undoubtedly powerful. The future of AI is definitely putting it into consumer’s hands. AI-powered apps are starting to pop up (albeit not full AI) and they have proved to be very capable. Digital assistants are starting to become more natural in speech and I think that AI is also advantageous to that. I am also sure that corporations are going to benefit from AI although I’m not sure what those benefits are.
AI is definitely still too primitive to be a danger to humanity, but we’re getting there. I think that AI should be controlled and I agree that there should be some regulation for developing AI to ensure the safety of humanity when true AI is developed. But I am skeptical as to how AI should be treating ethical problems.
AI will be vastly beneficial in almost everything that doesn’t require a higher order of ethical thinking IMO.
I am currently participating in two competitions, one for writing a 1000-word essay on the theme “AI vs Humans: Who will win” and an 800-word proposal on how to add AI-based features into an application of my choosing. I have chosen MTR Mobile (travel application for the MTR in Hong Kong) for that proposal, adding multiple AI features in them. It is very difficult for me to explain a completely redesigned application with AI features in 800 words