Artificial intelligence enables a computer, computer controlled robot or a software to think intelligently in a similar manner the intelligent humans think. Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming the world around us. It has created an impact in almost all the fields such as education, healthcare, business as well as in our daily life. Voice detection technology, suggestive searches are a few of the ways that it has made its way into our lives.
The past decade has witnessed massive advancements in this field. New applications of artificial intelligence are being developed every day to make our lives simple. It has brought us closer to an unparalleled future that we could have never imagined.
Following are some of the recent advancements and applications of artificial intelligence that would give us an insight into the role that it would be playing in future technology:
SELF DRIVING CARS: Have you ever heard of cars that drive without a driver, that is only guided by artificial intelligence technologies and automatic learning? Tesla is one of the first automotive brands to launch a self-driving vehicle, and Audi, Cadillac, and Volvo are already developing their own models.
A NON-HUMAN LANGUAGE: Facebook has recently started using machine learning to teach its chatbots to converse and negotiate amongst themselves. And so far, everything indicates that the bots are very good at making deals, in fact, the situation reached a point where the bots were communicating with each other in their own language.
THE SMART INVESTOR: In 2009, Ira Sages from Businessweek magazine challenged the Director of Quid AI, Bob Goodson, to program a computer to choose 50 companies that no one had heard of and turn them into the most successful startups. Almost 8 years later, the magazine reviewed the list to see how accurate “Goodson and his machine” were. The results surprised even the creator. Evernote, Spotify, Etsy, Zynga, Palantir, Cloudera, OPOWER, and the list go on… 20% of the companies the computer chose were valued at a billion dollars.
LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS: NASA is already using AI to look for life on other planets, which will be the key for “Mars 2020,” the mission where the Red Planet will be explored more thoroughly. The devices they’ll send, better known as rovers will be able to explore Mars’ terrain in more detail and reveal the properties of the planet’s elements to determine the possibility of life with more certainty.
THE MUSICAL HIT: Has it ever occurred to you that artificial intelligence could help create hit songs? The single “Not Easy” by Ambassadors, Elle King, and Wiz Khalifa reached number 4 on iTunes’ Hot Tracks list. So now you must be asking yourself, where was AI used? The single was actually based on findings obtained with bigdata. Artificial intelligence searched through millions of conversations, newspaper titles, and lectures based on the main theme of the song: heartbreak. Then, after they defined the theme, machine learning algorithms programmed to create music found different musical elements, which gave them ideas on how this piece should sound.
EASY PURCHASES: Amazon, the giant e-commerce platform, has already incorporated a visual search option on its mobile applications. Just take a photo of the item you want, and it will show you something very similar or identical and then you can buy it right away.
BETTER HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: AI can also save human lives. Through AI and deep learning, doctors can promptly diagnose cancer before it’s too late. The Chinese startup ‘Infervision’ is using deep learning and image recognition technologies to diagnose possible signs of lung cancer with X-rays.
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