Future Processing on Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence – the time is now

date: 12 May 2016
reading time: 3 min

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been building its position for almost half a century, to eventually become something everybody wants to be a part of. What changes can we expect?

In the era when everything is getting smarter, AI couldn’t have been left behind. Not only do most companies want to have a share in it, they also wish to make it better.

How did it grow?

For sure technological growth and smart solutions had a lot to do with it.

Nowadays researchers have access to much more complex, yet affordable tools. This, mixed with cloud computing and the development of the neural network, makes the studies even more compound.

What is also important, is the development of big data and cloud computing, which both shed light on these new solutions.

What did we achieve so far?

The biggest companies took matters into their hands.

  • During this year’s F8 conference, Facebook decided to introduce changes to our Facebook accounts. Their focus was on image and speech recognition, with facilitations like instant, close captions or automatic tagging of people in videos.
  • Microsoft, on the other hand, came up with quite similar improvement – Skype can now automatically translate languages. Unfortunately, they also had a mishap with their AI Twitter bot which quickly went out of control. However after some remodelling, it has a chance to become a valuable addition to the Twitter experience.
  • IBM left everybody speechless when its Watson computer won the ‘Jeopardy!’ show. A few years after its victory, IBM still focuses on developing AI and picks it as the area with enormous potential.

However, there are also situations that differ from the above-mentioned ones.

Let’s take Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, who worries AI may slip out of control. This is why together with Sam Altman, he is creating a billion-dollar non-profit company that will maximize the power of AI and then share it with anyone who wants it. It is called OpenAI.

What can we expect in AI in the future?

AI can enhance almost every sector we can think of. Healthcare, environment, science or transport, to name just a few of them.

Researchers are to focus on teaching computers to be independent and come up with solutions on their own. This way we can expect future robots to save us during disasters, predict climate changes, cure diseases or reduce poverty. Some even say that thanks to technology things like exoskeletons may become a reality to help us when we are weaker.

Artificial Intelligence has a long history but is still constantly growing and changing. If you ever thought that there are areas in which we are limited, think again, since huge possibilities in the field of AI may expand human capability beyond our imagination.

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