For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a favorite topic of science fiction writers. Today, it is already an integral part of our daily lives. Although machine intelligence can only be implemented in a narrow field, most of us have already interacted with it. For example, using the virtual assistant on your phone to perform a number of tasks, such as setting the time, the alarm, and so on. Artificial intelligence is even introduced in the form of automatic programs, such as chatbots. Let’s see which areas are close to robotization and whether it will simplify the routine processes.
Artificial intelligence technologies are designed to directly interact with students without human intervention. Machine learning is applicable to the teaching of certain disciplines, such as languages, mathematics, physics, and medicine. These are the subjects where tutors for additional education are most demanded. AI is also able to adapt to academic and professional knowledge, even taking into account the students’ personal life rhythm.
According to a study by Frost & Sullivan, smart systems increase diagnosis accuracy by 30–40%. A true and timely diagnosis can be a matter of life or death. This is especially true for diagnosing oncology. For example, the British startup Optellum has developed the world’s first automated software that quickly assesses and determines the risk of lung cancer based on computed tomography.
Linguistics and translation
Large companies such as Microsoft and Skype have long been using machine translation in real-time. But Google and Apple are working to push this idea even further. Currently, about 100 of the 7,000 languages of the world are translated. In the future, almost all of the world’s languages and dialects will be available with the help of this technology. People will be able to communicate with each other regardless of their native language.
In particular, artificial intelligence is applicable in defense, for example, in border security. A system recognizes the person crossing a border without additional verification of documents.
Intelligent systems also cannot be dispensed with in the field of cybersecurity, since they are devoid of the shortcomings the human factor brings. Artificial intelligence practically excludes humans from the process of providing protection, leaving to them the functions of monitoring and correction. The system analyzes the environment, recognizes threats and takes the necessary measures to eliminate them.
Materials about the first unmanned vehicles have been widely distributed on the internet recently. But for safety reasons, they still need a driver behind the wheel. The technology is not perfect yet, but it is feasible. For example, Google has been working on unmanned vehicles since 2012. Thanks to AI, cars will easily adapt to the driver’s driving style. If the system works according to a clear algorithm, as a result we will get a significant reduction in road traffic accidents.
The scenario for using artificial intelligence in taxi services is obvious as well. A computer can distribute cars among city districts depending on workload, time of day and day of the week.
AI is also developing in the car insurance field. A robot collects and analyzes data on previous insurance payments, a client’s driving manner and experience. Depending on the results obtained, the insurance package also changes.
Cooking is another appropriate area for the use of artificial intelligence. To prepare standard dishes, you need to clearly know which ingredients to add, when to add them, and in what quantity. Programmable robots that cook food on request are already in use.
All active internet users know about the role of artificial intelligence in online shopping. The mechanism analyzes information about purchases made and, based on this analytics, offers products that may be of interest to the buyer. Until recently, such technologies were used only online. However, thanks to the digital receipt system, the analysis of purchases of each specific consumer have become possible for offline retail.
Undoubtedly, the development of artificial intelligence also carries certain risks for humanity. Even today, many experts are worried about the loss of workplaces due to future robotization. However, there is no reason to be afraid. The technological revolution will not render humans obsolete if we restructure the education system. With the development of new professions, the need for other knowledge will also increase.