Does Artificial Intelligence Threaten the Future of Humankind?

By Prof. Dato' Dr. Zulfigar Yasin

November 2023 FEATURE
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THE TERM “Artificial Intelligence” was first coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, an American computer scientist. Now considered one of the founding figures in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), he used this term to describe the goal of creating machines and computer programmes that can simulate human intelligence and perform tasks that typically require human intelligence. McCarthy’s work laid the foundation for the development of AI as a distinct field of research and technology.A few years earlier, in 1950,...

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Prof. Dato' Dr. Zulfigar Yasin

is a marine environmental scientist who is an Honourable Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia and a visiting senior analyst at Penang Institute. His work now focuses on the sustainable development of the marine environment.