Web bots today perform not only routine functions but are also able to create primitive art works. Such trends in the future may lead to the fact that algorithms can gradually displace people. Is it so? To answer the question, it is necessary to assess the risks and prospects, as well as to find out […]
Bots seems to supersede humans: challenge accepted
Web bots today perform not only routine functions but are also able to create primitive art works. Such trends in the future may lead to the fact that algorithms can gradually displace people. Is it so? To answer the question, it is necessary to assess the risks and prospects, as well as to find out the advantages and disadvantages of artificial intelligence.
Bots do business
Algorithms are also working on the financial exchange today. Trading bot technologies are actively developing now. They are able to make decisions based on big data and use market experience when making money. Of course, complex and unpredictable situations are still under human control. However, standard schemes are successfully amenable to robots. Bots also help to analyze a large array of data, which is physically impossible for analysts. Today, according to experts, the number of transactions with bonds and shares that are managed by bots is from 60% and more.
Robots monitor the appropriate market situation and independently launch software that accompanies transactions until their completion.
Tip. Strategies using bots can be effective in highly volatile markets (for example, crypto exchanges), where emotions are not appropriate, and the situation requires a quick response.
Some webmasters launch specialized download boats, which affect the ratings of applications. Such programs in the background can download applications to users’ devices that they did not purchase. As a result, there is a flurry of downloads – and they are fictitious. This fact negatively affects the statistics that developers keep, because it is important for them to know how many real people apply the outcomes of their project. Sometimes hackers arrange DoS attacks, because of which the ability to purchase applications is blocked, and the operation of the site is disrupted.
Tip. Search engine developers are working on creating updates and plugins to detect malicious traffic. Therefore, you should definitely pay attention to such innovations.
Many students have already started using tricks that help (or not) them in their learning process. There are bots that can write quite passable essays. Exciting, isn’t it? Such services, however, are so limited, and cannot completely replace professional writers. However, they help many people when passing standard exams, and the ones suffering from dyslexia also successfully use similar technologies in their activities.
Such programs allow you to build texts that are simple in structure and do not require in-depth analysis. Thus, the works are trivial and answer clearly posed questions. But essays and composition-reasoning are not yet under their power. At the same time, machines in this context are still not able to share their own experience, show imagination and present a logically justified opinion, double meanings.
Pay attention! Bots that allow you to create essays can negatively affect the level of education, literacy of people (not only in context of oral or written speech). Such programs, with increased popularity, lead to the degradation of society. If suddenly the electricity goes out, will people be able to communicate information to each other coherently?
Smart hackers have come up with a way that can ruin retail chains. Activation of bots is observed especially during the holidays. Fictitious customers book goods, but do not redeem them. At the same time, transactions and refunds on credit cards are subject to a commission. Therefore, retailers face losses. Customers also suffer: they cannot purchase most of the products they were going to buy. The problem of bot attacks on large retail chains has become so acute recently, in the U.S. it is already being discussed at the legislative level.
Tip. To react swifter to current changes, it is necessary to integrate risks and existing AI experience into the API configuration. This will allow you to be one step ahead, even if algorithms try to circumvent the usual options for protecting information.
Changing search algorithms
Traditional web search engines are changing its mechanisms. Thanks to artificial intelligence, answers to queries become more specific. However, bots can:
- be toxic,
- use offensive language,
- crossing the boundaries of tolerance.
Modern society is not ready for this, so developers are trying to influence robots to be more humane. In addition, the online advertising market is changing. After all, the more accurate the answer to the user’s question, the less likely it is that people will see a variety of ads. There is a high probability that search engines will change and will not exist in the form that everyone is used to. Only time will tell whether this is good or bad.
Everything is under control
Software bots can perform simple and routine tasks, allowing you to free up valuable employee time and focus on more important things. Robots are able to plan tasks, answer emails, and even calculate salaries. However, updates and possible cyberattacks can negatively affect the functioning of client databases, internal reporting and other confidential data. All this doesn’t at all remove responsibility from key employees, but on the contrary, increases it, as the probability of errors increases.
At the same time, some organizations have a positive attitude to the idea of introducing artificial intelligence into work processes. Certain companies have even conducted similar experiments, but the attitude towards such innovations remains ambiguous, and some employees openly oppose the initiatives.
Robotic systems can both facilitate the workflow and lead employees to burnout. After all, it is quite difficult to constantly engage in the same type of tasks devoid of diversity. Therefore, business owners need to find a reasonable balance in the application of algorithms in business processes.