Though one concern is a bit more frightening than the other, they each garner similar levels of urgency.

Like with any powerful piece of technology, human beings will find ways to use it for evil, while others will find ways to use it for good. The mistake we make is assigning a moral value to the technology itself, rather than the people manipulating its power.

When used maliciously by cybercriminals, AI becomes a tool of targeted attacks. AI-assisted phishing methods not only help build personalised scam, but they can also be used to pinpoint vulnerable potential victims from insecure datasets.

On the other hand, corporations like Microsoft and Google are deep within the development of AI technology that increases accessibility for blind and deaf individuals – from advanced AI lip reading techniques to 'seeing eye' AI capabilities. In the right hands, AI could help humanity unlock its potential. But in the wrong hands, AI can become a means of mass control.

The good and evil of humanity are just two sides of the same coin – the coin being how we decide to use AI. The infographic below, produced by and developed by NowSourcing, details the current state of AI and its predictions (both good and bad) for the future of this powerful technology:

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Instead of taking over completely, new developments in AI technology will actually help humans be better at their jobs. Learn more in our Video: Three ways to be a better human with AI.