When you hear about artificial intelligence and labour being taken over by robots, what’s the first thing that springs to mind? Is it perhaps the possibility of the human race finally taking the plunge and being killed by robots? Or perhaps you envision something similar to what was portrayed in Pixar’s Wall E, where everyone has gained too much weight and Earth has become a wasteland.
Whatever your hopes or fears on the possibilities of incorporating artificial intelligence in daily life, we’ve come to shed some light on the matter.
There have been numerous advances in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past couple of years. More recently this is thanks to the development of deep learning software frameworks and the huge amount of data mined from the internet. This is also due to developments in processor technology that have increased the performance of artificial neural networks.
What You Need to Know
First and foremost, we need to come to terms with the fact that AI will not be perfect. As with any software development it will take some time to get the kinks out of the cables. These computers are built to complete specific functions. They are not built to take initiative or understand the human condition, or think for themselves.
What we know as AI today is mainly seen in technology like cloud-based storage, the use of smart devices and smart applications as well as cars. There is of course the possibility for these devices to become more advanced, but for this to be possible there has to be a spike in advancement with the technology.
It is important to note that these systems will never be perfect to the point where we will be able to rely fully on AIs capabilities. It is a learning curve and something that will take time to fine-tune to perfection.
A World of Possibilities
With advanced technology and AI there are a lot of industries and sectors that can greatly benefit from implementing it. Not only can it create a safer space for data storage, but it can also provide much needed support to the medical industry.
Other industries that will be able to benefit from AI includes transportation. In this specific aspect, AI will be able to enable transportation on roads without the needs of traffic lights for the transportation of goods and commuters.
Artificial Intelligence will create a safer space for us while enhancing our everyday lives. We can already see and experience the benefits of AI now, imagine what the future of AI will have to bring to the table.