It all started out as science fiction: machines that can talk, machines that can think, machines that can feel. technology moves at breakneck speed, and we now have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990s. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but many researchers think we’re finally getting close to making AI a reality. NPR notes that in the last few years, scientists have made breakthroughs in “machine learning”
This is a type of “deep learning” that allows machines to process information for themselves on a very sophisticated level, allowing them to perform complex functions like facial recognition, deep learning enabling machines to learn and think as much like humans as possible. Big data is speeding up the AI development process, and we may be seeing more integration of AI technology in our everyday lives relatively soon. While much of this technology is still fairly initial at the moment, we can expect sophisticated AI to one day significantly impact our everyday lives.
AI has also received increased attention in recent years following news of progress in the field and the prospect of new, tangible, innovation such as self-driving cars. The Internet has played an important role in these developments, particularly as the platform for AI enabled services – some with significant implications for the continued development of a trusted Internet
Here are the few ways Artificial intelligence change the future:
1. Automated Transportation
The autonomous, driver-less car, is already here thanks to Google, and several US States have already passed legislation allowing them to roll down the road. The technology uses a LIDAR laser radar system and a range finder. The system allows the vehicle to generate a detailed 3D map of its environment. The car then takes these generated maps and combines them with high-resolution maps of the world, producing different types of data models that will allow it to drive itself.
2. Solving Climate Change
Climate change and its root, pollution, are on everyone’s mind these days, and artificial intelligence will be in the forefront of this battle. Robots and other devices are being developed to clean up the environment and reduce the effects of air and water pollution. Sophisticated software programs will allow robots to distinguish between biological organisms and pollutants, like oil or hazardous waste, while tiny microbes will consume waste products and leave good biological matter intact, minimizing damage to the ecosystem.
3. Taking Over Dangerous Jobs
Robots are already taking over some of the most hazardous jobs available, including bomb defusing. These robots aren’t quite robots yet, according to the BBC. They are technically drones, being used as the physical counterpart for defusing bombs, but requiring a human to control them, rather than using AI. Whatever their classification, they have saved thousands of lives by taking over one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. As technology improves, we will likely see more AI integration to help these machines function.
4. Better Weather Prediction
Predicting the weather accurately can be tricky, especially when you have to go through large volumes of data, but thanks to artificial intelligence software currently being developed that may soon change. The software will be able to sift through all the available data, get a clearer and better picture of approaching weather phenomena and issue the corresponding early warnings, thus saving lives.
5. Robotic Doctors
Artificial intelligence is being incorporated into medicine to help doctors detect diseases and save lives. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is pioneering the use of special software to probe the heart and detect heart attacks before they occur. Artificial muscles feature smart technology that mimic the movements of real muscles, and the latest intelligent devices can distinguish between life-saving medications and fake or tainted pills. But the cutting edge in AI medical technology are the robotic surgery assistants, who assist surgeons by passing them the necessary instruments during a procedure and learn about a doctor’s preferences.
The ability of machines to exhibit advanced cognitive skills to process natural language, to learn, to plan or to perceive, makes it possible for new tasks to be performed by intelligent systems, sometimes with more success than humans. By using AI-driven automation in existing industries, alongside using AI technologies in new emerging areas, artificial intelligence could vastly boost productivity and economic growth.
AIl is a technology that could change the world for the better. It can make medical procedures safer, increase productivity and boost the economy, or be used in applications to improve the quality of life for the disabled. But, AI is also a technology that comes with challenges, such as accountability, security, technological mistrust, and the displacement of human workers. However these challenges are irrelevant unless Artificial intelligence is used for betterment of human life.
It is important to understand that the impact of Artificial intelligence is largely based on predictions and estimates. But regardless of the level of impact, AI will affect the world’s economies, citizens, and the Internet.