Artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting many aspects of everyday life. There is a consensus that, in time, it will overtake global culture. AI has already permeated several industries including technical areas like e-commerce, cybersecurity, and virtual personal assistants, as well as, customer service, healthcare, and automotive.
Even though much of the integration has already taken place, many are still quite skeptical of the working relationship between AI and humans. But AI isn’t just some doomsday vision of transhumanism or robot servants. In fact, there are some tangible ways that AI has proven extremely useful in our everyday life.
Many people are unaware of using AI. Amazon’s product recommendations are a perfect example. Yes, the technology already permeated this far. However, it will take time before AI realizes its full potential. Algorithms use profiles, demographics, past purchases, and viewed products. As the technology develops, it will find new ways to use information, as well as, new sources of data for targeting purchase recommendations.
AI expects to advance in learning and adaptive capabilities rapidly. This can be used for both securing cyberspace and weaponize it. The capacity to mine through large data and find relevant patterns is as critical an area for innovation as any.
Amazon, Apple, and Google are all competing in the virtual assistant space. Amazon leads the market, but the competition continues to push innovation. Soon devices will not be limited to answering basic questions and automating the home. Applications, like music choice, expect to see innovation for intellectual opinions.
Patterns accompany online inquiries, and programmed into algorithms, improves customer experiences. Live chatbots use past comments to formulate replies to support live representatives. Online customer service and e-commerce are closely related. They both personalize the shopping experience, but customer service expects to have a greater impact.
The amount of data in the healthcare industry is enormous. AI can help mine and analyze data. Diagnosis and treatment greatly benefit from finding patterns in data. AI algorithms are created for this. Also, AI helps mitigate human error. This would help improve the percentage of correct diagnosis. Furthermore, AI improves with more data; something healthcare has in abundance.
Autonomous navigation made AI popular. It is now being applied to voice commands enabling a new method of vehicle control. Even if only as a novelty, like an in-car virtual assistant, AI anticipates continued growth in the automotive industry.
These applications are impressive. However, the hype exceeds performance. But innovation is closing the gap very quickly.