6 Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

6 Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Anuja Lath 22/05/2018 8

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a while, but still remains a strong buzzword. The technology has evolved to rule today’s marketing sphere.

What is AI?

The father of Artificial Intelligence, John McCarthy, said that it is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines. The truth is that artificial intelligence is not new, however, it has come to effectiveness that certifies it to call true AI.

Artificial intelligence, a popular term in the technological world is related to machine learning and deep learning precisely. Machine learning makes use of algorithms to discover patterns and generate insights from the data they are working on. On the other hand, deep learning is a subset of machine learning, one that brings AI closer to the goal of enabling machines to think and work as humans as possible.

AI is a debatable topic, where some would call it a blessing in disguise for businesses, while for some it is a technology that endangers the mere existence of humankind. Artificial Intelligence has affected our lifestyle either directly or indirectly. In the near future, artificial intelligence would have taken over some major everyday tasks. It would also lead to people losing out on their jobs to machines.

When we say that technology is driving and shaping the future of tomorrow, we do mean that technology has its definite effects on our lifestyle. With Artificial Intelligence in question, success and failure are the same sides of the coin. Technology also has some disadvantages and challenges related to it. In this article, we’ll discuss some problems of artificial intelligence and its solutions.

You’ll find a lot of information on the Internet about artificial intelligence and its applications. But not a lot of attention has been given to the challenges of artificial intelligence. Here are some of the artificial intelligence challenges:

Building Trust

AI is all related to science and algorithms, which lies on the technical side. People who are completely unaware of these algorithms and technology that lies behind the working of Artificial intelligence find it difficult to understand its functioning.

Here is how artificial intelligence can face trust issues with humans, in spite of its ability to cut down on tasks. It is a basic human psychology that we often neglect something that we don’t understand. We as humans tend to stay away from anything complicated. And artificial intelligence being related to huge data, data science and algorithms, there are times when users do not grasp these concepts.

AI Human Interface

The challenge here is the shortage of data science skills within humans to get maximum output from artificial intelligence. As for the businesses, there is a shortage of advanced skills. Business owners need to train their professionals to be able to leverage the benefits of this technology.    

Statistics reveal that 55% of survey respondents felt the biggest challenge was the changing scope of human jobs when everything will be automated.


Another challenge of artificial intelligence is that not all business owners or managers are willing to invest in it. The funds required to set up and implement Artificial Intelligence is very high, thus not every business owner or organization can invest in it or can try it for their own business.

Software Malfunction

No technology or human is perfect. In case of software or hardware crashes, it is difficult to put a finger on what went wrong. On the other hand, tasks performed by humans can be traced.

However, with machines and inbuilt algorithms in the picture, it is difficult to blame someone or find the cause of a software/hardware crash. A recent example of this is the self-driving cars that took the life of a pedestrian.

AI Can’t Replace Every Task

Ever since AI made its way into our lives, we have a notion that all tasks, minute or a gigantic, can be managed by artificial intelligence. However, this can be true to a certain extent. But not all the tasks can be undertaken by AI.

AI is more like a tool that helps increase the productivity of a task. It has the ability to replace all the worldly tasks with machines and lets you do more productive tasks with your time. This is a tool that strengthens and boost the performance and efficiency of an average worker.

Higher Expectations

AI could have serious issues with the expectations of the people around. People, in general, don’t have a detailed understanding of how AI works and hence they have extremely high expectations; some of which are not even possible.

Humans have a tendency to expect high from something that is trending and the outputs from it are also going to be excellent. However, like any other technology, there are certain limitations associated with AI.

Experts belonging to various industries are pretty sure that artificial intelligence will rule the next era, but there are some challenges that are a problem for artificial intelligence.

As a matter of fact, artificial intelligence has seen much hype in the market. However, AI is still in its initial phase. After reading this blog, we hope you have a better idea about the future of artificial intelligence! This might have enhanced your perspective on artificial intelligence as a whole. If we missed out on something, let us know in the comments below!

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  • Oliver Greaves

    Artificial intelligence is currently implemented in many major real world business applications, yet people can't trust this technology.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Data is the new oil that intelligent algorithms consume. The more data is given in input, the more accurate the prediction output is.

  • Kevin Porter

    Interesting post. Investments in artificial intelligence startups have increased sharply in recent years.

  • Justine Fourney

    Companies are reluctant to give machines full autonomy because their behavior is not fully foreseeable.

  • Haylie Carney

    Artificial intelligence is still at an early stage.

  • Edward Royall

    I think that AI is a benefit if used correctly, a nuisance if not.

  • Livingword Nwokocha

    Well, i believe humans are ignorant in so many ways and this leads to creations(solutions) being destruction(problems) in disguise with relation to time and proximity.
    AI is based on or dependent on algorithms which in turn are subjective(based on the programmer's or builder's level of knowledge, insight, intention and available resources. But humans are diverse in their level of knowledge, ideas, beliefs, morals, culture and tradition, yet AI is just an algorithm from one or a group of humans. How can a diversified society flow with one man's algorithm without frictions.
    This, i think is an issue that's worth looking into. Thanks

  • Sahar Iman

    We have been adopting things in our lives which come with a lot of challenges, so trying to identify the challenges beforehand is definitely a good approach.

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Anuja Lath

Digital Marketing Expert

Anuja is the Co-founder and CEO of RedAlkemi Online Pvt. Ltd., a digital marketing agency helping clients with their end to end online presence. Anuja has 30 years of work experience as a successful entrepreneur and has co-founded several ventures since 1986. She and her team are passionate about helping SMEs achieve measurable online success for their business. Anuja holds a Bachelors degree in Advertising from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chandigarh, India.


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