Faculty Advisor

Florea, Adina M.

Abstract

The goal of our project is to study the impact of artificial intelligence on current society and to make some predictions on how the field will affect society in the future. Through a brief look at the background and origins of the field, we will assess where AI has been. We will examine AI's current uses and its contemporary influence in the media. Also, we have conducted a short survey, through it we will be able to show how AI is viewed by people now,. Lastly, we will discuss some moral and ethical issues pertinent to the AI field and its future along with some risks and perils it could present. We predict that artificial intelligence will gain in importance as a field of study and become intertwined with almost every other aspect of life until we are nearly reliant on machines for day-to-day lives. Despite this somewhat scary thought, we believe that ultimately AI will provide society with a means to improve the quality of life.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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