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The Question of Policing Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence, abbreviated AI, is defined as the theory and development of computer systems that are able to perform tasks which would usually require human input. AI makes it possible for computers to learn from experience. By analysing large amounts of data and observing patterns within it, computers can learn how to make decisions and act on them. Examples of uses of AI are speech recognition, visual perception, translating between languages and decision making such as playing chess or

Research into AI began in the early 1950s and by the 1960s scientists began training computers to imitate basic human reasoning. This then developed into formal reasoning that computers make today.

AI is useful in industry but also in everyday products. For example, Siri uses AI and has added a new feature to Apple products. One of the key advantages of AI over hardware driven technologies is that it can learn over time. As it analyses more data, it finds structures and patterns which algorithms then use to perform a new skill. The algorithm then acts as a classifier for further information. AI requires huge volumes of data in order to observe regularities and teach its self how to react. It is also extremely accurate. Although AI has many benefits, it is also often perceived as a threat. As with any new technology, people are unsure of its impacts on humans and the world itself.

The World in 2046

A Timeline of Events

2020: The assassination of President Trump leads to an invasion of the USA by those deported and wronged over the course of his leadership

2022: The ‘War on Trump’ ends and Murdoland is recognised as an official country on the US-Mexico border, formed by Mexican-Americans.

2023: An expedition to Antarctica reveals a hidden island – ‘The Gluckahamas’. It is recognised as a country.

2025: The creation of “Geraldine” in the USA (the world’s first functional AI robot with full emotional quotient)

2027: Climate change causes Phuket to be totally submerged. Inhabitants manage to sustain an underwater community by enclosing the sunken island in a nano-plastic dome.

2028: The underwater community of Phuket, now with inhabitants from all over South East Asia, appeal for independence from Thailand and ‘Sucherville’ (formerly Phuket) is the world’s first underwater country.

2030: An Island off the coast of Japan is discovered by Zoe Barley I, it is recognised as a country

2034: Barlland establishes the controversial law whereby all over-18 year olds are banished or murdered.

2036: Mass production of AI Beings reaches its peak

2037: All job sectors, excluding healthcare, law and law enforcement, are dominated by AI

2037: Mass murder of Korean University Robotics students by the robots they created

2039: Existing AI Beings are granted first citizenships in Chile and DPRK, official status and species name declared as ‘Mandroid’

2041: ‘Battle of the Bots’ in Murdoland begins; Mandroids seek to establish their own state and invade

2045: ‘Battle of the Bots’ ends, resulting in the expulsion of all humans from Murdoland – It now has a population of Mandroids only

2046: Present day – Mandroid crime rates rise rapidly following the discovery that they cannot be prosecuted due to their non-human status. Attempts to arrest them have resulted in the murders of numerous law enforcement officers due to their vast knowledge and strength. Nations must decide whether, if Mandroids are allowed to have jobs in the law enforcement sector, they should be prosecuted in the same way as humans.