What is artificial intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term that describes a machine’s capability of learning, reasoning, applying logic and it’s the perception of things that were available to humans only in previous times but now machines are also capable of doing these tasks by themselves after being programmed by humans.
Why do we need AI?
We use computer science programming to make machines that imitate human thoughts and actions by analyzing the input given to them, solving mathematical problems, learning from their mistakes, and adapting themselves to solve a variety of tasks.
AI is not the basic need of humans but with this increasing population that is developing and evolving rapidly, AI can relieve humans of various repetitive tasks and tasks that require huge amounts of computing power and decision making which humans cannot do by themselves so easily.
AI makes machines learn from their mistakes, adapt to new inputs, and perform tasks that require humans from playing strategy games to self-driving cars that rely on deep learning and natural language processing.
What is the objective of AI?
The most basic objective of humans to make AI is the simulation of cognitive behavior by machines. AI was made to make computers perform difficult intellectual tasks like decision making, problem-solving, perception, and understanding human communication in any language.
Every day we are witnessing new kinds of developments in every sector of the world from politics to economics. With the help of other technologies like IoT, deep learning, and NLP AI is witnessing a new generation of AI machines very quickly.
Applications of AI
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It is part of our lives now, morning to night from the internet we browse, the recommendations we get while online shopping, all are working on AI.
Now we are aiming to fully revolutionize industries with AI technology and solve many problems faced by humanity.
Some of the applications of Artificial Intelligence include expert systems, speech, recognition, and machine vision.
Benefits of AI can be maximized by:
- AI can encourage greater data access for researchers without the need to compromise users’ privacy.
- With the help of AI, new models of digital education can be developed to make specialized education models for different persons.
- Government can make committees that decide rules and policies for use of AI so that it does not replicate injustice or promote unfairness or discrimination in data or algorithms. It will maintain mechanisms to control and penalize the false use of AI and promote cybersecurity.
AI is can be used more effectively in these sectors:
Transportation: Since the beginning, “autonomous vehicles” is a very debatable topic but from time to time with the help of skilled researchers and AI scientists, autonomous vehicles are now very much perfect.
Although it could still take a decade to make them fully autonomous to take us one place from another without the need of us to do anything.
Manufacturing: Manufacturers use limited memory AI-powered robots in manufacturing units alongside humans to perform a limited range of tasks like assembly and stacking of goods and analysis of machines 24-7 to keep an eye on the smooth working of the system with the help of sensors.
Healthcare: With the help of AI, diseases are diagnosed more quickly than ever, finding the cure to a new disease or a virus is comparatively sped up and streamlined, analysis of big data helps caretakers to create a more personalized patient experience.
Education: Next-generation learning systems can be developed with the help of AI, early-stage virtual tutors can assist human instructors, and advanced facial analysis tools can analyze the emotions of students to help determine their mental state so that they can be helped accordingly.
Media: Journalism is very well harnessing AI too, and it will continue to benefit from it. For example, The Associated Press uses NLP abilities for automated insights to produce more than nearly four times of what they were producing in past.
Customer Service: Last but hardly least, Customer service is another field that is eager to use AI to resolve customer queries and will act like human-like calls. Google is working on an AI assistant that can place human-like calls.
In addition to words and commands, they are working to make the system understand context and nuance.
Artificial Intelligence will transform industries
AI is impacting our lives in many ways but it’s not limited to just that, it is a part of our lives now from the start of the day till the end of the day.
The impact of AI is already being seen in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, banking, pharma, farming, etc.
Other industries that are also undergoing transformation by AI are Journalism and marketing.
AI is now more affordable for the masses
When AI came into existence, it was a very expensive technology for the common public as it required a huge team of in-house data scientists but that’s no longer the case.
AI is now readily available as a service to all businesses.
Like in 2019, Amazon launched an AI-based service named “Personalize” that helps businesses provide personalized search results and recommendations and search results.
AI is the fuel for other technology trends
By now you know how AI is impacting today’s world, but let’s end this article with a fact that AI is not only a big technological trend, it also acts as a fuel for other technological trends.
The technology trends like virtual reality, chatbots, facial and retina recognition, autonomous vehicles, robotics, etc. are made possible with the help of technologies such as deep learning and natural language processing.
This means that we wouldn’t have achieved this level of advancement in these technologies that we have achieved with the help of Artificial Intelligence.
For example, AI helped researchers to read and sequence genes quickly and made them able to determine which drug would be more effective for any specific patient.