The idea that in the next 20 years our world will become dominated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no joke. Experts in this emerging field of AI such as Adelyn Zhou, CEO of TOPBOTS, says:
“In 20 years, AI will no longer be an isolated industry but rather embedded in every part of business and life. Even now, companies are employing AI to shape our online and in person experiences. From Netflix recommendations to medical diagnoses and autonomous flight to international diplomacy, AI will shape how decisions are made. Rather than hail what is AI enabled, we will mark what is AI free.”
AI technology is developing at an impressive rate. Although simple in application at present, what will the impact be on our lives? Let’s investigate.
Mobile Will Be Heavily Impacted
AI is already present in the latest generation of smartphones that incorporate cloud-based AI, with additional AI technology built into the hardware. Devices such as the Apple iPhone XS and Google Pixel 3 XL offer AI-powered features that help make apps far more customised to the needs of an individual user.
AI powered features in smartphones include Augmented Reality (AR) and advanced camera autofocusing to produce professional level high-quality images. Improved battery performance in newer smartphones is also the result of AI. The future is bright for mobile technology with forecasts for improvements in speech recognition, image/visual recognition and gesture recognition with advanced search functionalities.
The Rise of Automation
Automation is typically thought of as robots replacing us. However, certain jobs are life threatening, for example dealing with bombs, terrorist threats, and deep sea and space exploration.
Dennis Thomas, CTO at NeuraFlash, argues that AI automation will benefit us greatly, and says:
“A.I. will automate repetitive actions (predictions) and drive the next way of massive job growth emphasizing judgments and actions.”
In the future, AI will take humans away from harmful activities and play an important role in minimising human casualties. In the next future, we could automate medical care and other life-saving procedures.
AI will also be deeply entrenched in the development of the sciences. The growth of artificial intelligence powered technologies will lead to the development of commercial quantum computers.
These computers will simulate and let us study the structure of larger molecules, the intricacies of chemical reactions and bonding at the atomic level. This will result in the development of new materials, personalised medicines and more renewable energy resources.
With all these potential developments in AI, the world will be a very different place in the future. We will be using advanced “intelligent” smartphones, have advanced medical care and live longer lives too. It’s an interesting future indeed! Comment below in this blog post or on our social posts with your feedback.
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