What is autonomous?
In artificial intelligence and robotics, the term ‘autonomous’ refers to the capacity of an artificial agent to operate independently of human guidance. It is assumed that the agent has a fixed goal or utility function concerning its actions’ appropriateness. The autonomous pattern is complicated as there is a need for the machine to do something in the real world without a human in the loop—for example, Self-driving Cars, Chatbots, etc.
What are the limitations of autonomy?
Autonomous intelligence is not a good fit for all applications, particularly those difficult to quantify the best outcome. In these situations, AI can serve as an automated adviser. Humans retain the responsibility of accepting and implementing decisions made by the technology based on any more qualitative, intangible factors that must be considered.