When it comes to artificial intelligence, it’s easy to imagine a dystopian sci-fi future where robots take over the world and rule over us. But AI is really just a way for people to achieve more by collaborating with intelligent software.
This should be thought of as putting a more human face on technology: technology can learn that there is so much data today; Technology that can understand and respond to how our language; Technology that sees and understands the world as we do.
Let’s look at some scenarios where technology can play a major role in our lives:
Imagine if we could surf the site the same way we search the web. Thanks to existing cameras and advances in artificial intelligence, we can now detect objects and people in real time and take action to improve safety and wellbeing. When a hazardous spill occurs in a chemical plant, cameras detect the incident and information about the spill is immediately relayed to those who need it most, preventing other workers from coming into contact with the hazard and cleaning up.
This technology can also help keep people safe in hospitals. Patients recovering from heart surgery require minimal physical activity. If someone exceeds the prescribed activity level, the nurse is notified and the nearest wheelchair location is determined so that the nurse can move the patient immediately and stay safe.
This technology is also useful in an environment such as a construction site where the specialized tools people need are scattered, sometimes over several floors. With cameras, this technology can identify a specific tool and the nearest authorized person who can deliver it, saving everyone time and speeding up workflow. With AI, the digital and physical worlds are coming together to make everyone safer, more secure and more productive.
When using a smartphone, we interact with AI from obvious tasks like built-in smart assistants (Alexa, Siri) to less obvious things like portrait mode (Google Pixel 2) on the camera. As social media becomes an integral part of modern life, the channels we see on our timelines and the information we get from these apps are being curated by artificial intelligence, influencing most of our decisions. The suggested video section on Youtube or Netflix has become very useful to know our taste because AI plays a big role in our decision making.
When we use Google/Apple Maps to get around, call Uber or book plane tickets, we are using AI. AI is behind many of Google’s products and is a big priority for the company. The banking and finance industry is heavily dependent on artificial intelligence for things like customer service, fraud protection, chatbots and investments.
The spam filters in our incoming email and the intelligent email classification we have experienced in Gmail are based on artificial intelligence. E-commerce web application sites use AI neural networks to quickly get a huge list of the most relevant products and personalized recommendations on the home page, under article pages and by email to significantly increase their revenue.
Brain.fm uses extensive research and trained professionals to create music written and created with AI. Receptiviti.ai allows you to analyze a person’s psychology, personality, and decision-making style by entering a block of text, such as an email or blog post. Clarke.ai is an artificial intelligence bot that calls our conferences and takes all the notes for us. Causal chess players often use AI-powered chess engines to practice their game and tactics. Australian AI-based Ag-Tech The Yields is partnering with Microsoft to collect microclimate sensing data and combine it with predictive models to help farmers increase their productivity and reduce risk.