Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans
For decades, humanity envisioned and dreamed of a technology-enabled future. One with autonomous transportation, flying vehicles, a clean and safe environment and a healthy, extended life. Today, more than 60 years after John McCarthy coined the term “artificial intelligence” to describe the science and engineering of making machines intelligent, and after surviving two so-called “AI winters,” recent advancements suggest that the once-distant future of our dreams is becoming a reality.Our dreams, however, only scratched the surface of what we now believe will be possible throughout the coming years.In recent years, AI bested its human counterpart in the most strategic of games, including Jeopardy and Go. Just recently, AI has acquired the skill to handle mis-information and incomplete information by winning against world-class poker players in a Texas’hold’em contest. Although Artificial General Intelligence (machines that compare to or surpass the human mind) still belongs in the distant future, researchers believe that machines are gradually approaching human levels when performing “simple” (tasks that are simple for humans, not machines) tasks, such as understanding naturally spoken language or evaluating unknown, new situations (in non predictable environments).
Important feature of medical science
The Artificial intelligence has completely changed the way medical science was perceived just a few years ago. There are numerous areas in medical science where AI is used to achieve incredible value. With the help of AI, the medical science was able to create a virtual personal health care assistant. These are used for the research and analysis purposes. There are also many efficient healthcare bots introduced in the medical field to provide constant health support to patients. The bots are effective in answering the frequent questions, and also to schedule appointments in quick succession.
A perfect addition to heavy industries
Artificial intelligence is used in the production unit in most big manufacturing companies. AI system is used to give a specific shape to an object, move objects from one place to another, etc. This application is also used in the management of most companies to get their tasks efficiently done on time. It is used to keep all the records of an employee, the crucial data of the company is stored and can be easily extracted at the crucial decision making time. Heavy industries are thriving on the AI system because they get their tasks done on time and have the potential to put inaccurate data in their system.
A great future ahead as well
Engineers are designing machines by studying the human brains and trying to replicate the human intelligence. Although, it is one of the great challenges in engineering, but still a lot has been accomplished from where we began the journey of artificial intelligence. There are numerous benefits of understanding and replicating the brand in artificial intelligence. Apart from treating the brain injuries, diseases, advancements in communication technology, computer simulations, understanding the brain will help to design machines that have a more powerful impact towards the society. Even today we see machines that are capable of performing voice recognition, provide the response to human prompts, monitor and sense the human activities on a day to day basis. However, the future holds much more than what we are able to accomplish today.
A dream to reinvent the world
Scientists are riding on the back of AI when machine intelligence will surpass the human intelligence. Scientists believe that once the AI system starts working in its full capacity, it will reinvent the world that we know today. Think of the world where all the menial tasks such as garbage disposal, construction, digging and so on will be taken care of by the AI application. It will be a time when the hierarchical order dictates the limits of a human. It will be the world where no one will be looked down upon and every human will be considered equal. In this way, the humans can then focus their strengths on higher levels of work to accomplish a lot more and always taking technology to the new heights.
In fact, one of the most common applications of AI today is speech recognition. Personal virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant can understand speech and respond to it accordingly. The biggest breakthrough in speech recognition thus far has come from IBM, which has managed to reduce the error rate in conversational speech recognition to 5.5% (relative to the human error rate is of 5.1%).Other existing AI applications include predictive technologies found in early self-driving cars and search engines. Companies such as Netflix and Pandora are also using AI to improve content recommendations.
It’s realistic to envision an AI-human hybrid that increases our mental skills and masters scientific challenges. This hybrid may also extend to combining our bodies with artificial devices that enable us to improve our physical or cognitive abilities.Despite countless advancements, machines still lack the ability to process deep emotional intelligence. In response, much research is being conducted and time spent training AI to read a user’s emotional needs. Although these machines cannot fully understand emotion, businesses are now implementing cognitive technology tools in the form of bots and virtual agents to handle customer questions. These technologies can detect various emotions and develop customized responses to offer more empathetic feedback and support. We have finally reached a point where humans and machines can build engaging relationships, thus allowing businesses to provide more personalized services through AI.