We have reached a point in technology where Artificial Intelligence has moved out of the pages of science fiction. It is now science fact.
“It will change how we relate to each other. I would argue that it will even change how we perceive what it means to be human” – David Coplin (Microsoft’s Chief Envisioner)
From smartphones to chatbots, artificial intelligence is already ubiquitous in our digital lives. You just might not know it yet.
AI has made its way into numerous sectors and is already affecting our lives. This could be something as subtle such as a music app creating a playlist based on your tastes, to more dramatic examples such as defeating human opponents in complex games.
AI is a technology that is transforming every walk of life despite its widespread lack of familiarity. It is a wide-ranging tool that enables people to rethink how we:
- Integrate information
- Analyze data
- Use resulting insights to improve decision-making
Our hope through this comprehensive overview is to explain AI to our audience how it is already altering the world and raising important questions for society, the economy, and governance.
Let’s take a peek at how artificial intelligence will change the way we live and work, and what it has already done for society.
Impact of AI in personal assistance
Using AI, more people would be able to step down on having to carry out so many tasks by themselves. We’ll be able to remove the more mundane tasks from our lives with a personal assistant AI. For instance, there may be no need to go to the grocery store, meet with an appointment, or make that deadline yourself as your AI assistant knows just what to do, and when to do it.
However, the AI would only function according to its developed programming. Hence, one AI may be programmed to work on multiple assignments, while another may be far more narrow in the scope of application.
Impact of AI on Society
Many believe that AI can be used to discover new drugs. Indeed, artificial intelligence can become a perfect solution for many R&D centers that are looking for brand new drugs. This is a highly expensive and time-consuming discovery process. Scientists have to be perfectly aware of how a molecule’s properties can be affected by its structure.
Next, they need to figure out what kind of components can make a really good and effective medicine. Unfortunately, such chemical endeavors end up being a costly flop. There are so many possible variants that it’s absolutely out of the question for a human being to test them all.
This is when the subset of AI — machine learning can be an excellent tool for those who are trying to discover the right properties for a new and powerful drug.
AI can quickly create new molecules with necessary properties to come up with the desired medicine. If this system is invented in the near future, it will probably be one of the most significant artificial intelligence impacts on society that will cure lethal diseases.
Impact of AI in cybersecurity
Experts say the self-learning and automation capabilities enabled by AI can protect data more systematically and affordably. This will keep people safer from terrorism or even smaller-scale identity theft. AI-based tools look for patterns associated with malicious computer viruses and programs before they can steal massive amounts of information or cause havoc.
Businesses need to be one step ahead of hackers at all times in order to protect themselves from the threat of cyber espionage. Intel has partnered with Cybraics to create nLighten8, a platform that uses a combination of different machine learning techniques. Also, it has AI engine to discover known as well as unknown threats.
Traditional tools depend on non-corollary signature-based detection. In other words, they depend on known patterns in order to detect threats. nLighten on the other hand, is able to detect as well as combat any threats that may rise. As a result, it helps businesses stay one step ahead.
Limitless possibilities of AI
- How will humans collaborate with AI in the future?
- Will AI replace humans?
- How will AI be different than humans?
There is much to be answered if it starts to reach a large scale and become ubiquitous.
The next generation of AI will be much more sophisticated and intelligent. The most obvious difference in these new intelligence systems will be that they will be able to learn rather than do what humans are taught. There will also be other technological differences. Like, the use of speech-to-text and the integration of computer vision, machine learning algorithms, and deep learning. These technologies will create new opportunities in science, engineering, and technology.
In a nutshell
The first generation of AI is here. We know what the future might be like and know how to make it happen. It is our hope that in the coming years, people will see AI as an exciting opportunity and will help create the jobs of the future.
We are at the cusp of an AI revolution that is all set to change the way we live our lives. The next decade is set to be most exciting in terms of technology and we can only wait and see what it has to offer.