Yes, everybody does. If research and development in AI continue at the same pace then in the coming few years Artificial Intelligence will be at its top-notch.
The fear is about giving them the ability of decisions making. Machines will be unstoppable once they started. Also, if they are used for military purposes then it would be a disaster.
But we are still far away from the stage where AI will be used for military purposes.
It is still in its infancy and one can make a bright career in AI as it is used by most of the companies nowadays for optimizing their business processes.
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