Artificial Intelligence: What It Is, How It’s Used, and How it Will Change Your Life In 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) is already transforming our lives and most people don’t even know it. Smartphones use AI for speech recognition and language translation, and Facebook uses AI to recognize patterns in photos and videos and filter out spam and fake news. AI is also impacting the world of business: chatbots are now a vital part of customer service, helping generate leads by answering questions, responding to complaints, and suggesting products that might be interesting.
In this article, we will explore what’s next as artificial intelligence continues to grow exponentially over the coming years. Here’s how AI will change the world in 2022.
Section 1: What is AI?
AI is a term that refers to the building of machines that can imitate human intelligence. The ultimate goal is to create systems that can process information faster and more accurately than humans, and as a result, help us do more tasks more efficiently.
Here are the common types of AI:
Machine learning: A subset of AI, machine learning relies on algorithms to make predictions based on past experience. The data is fed to the machine and used to teach it to make predictions in the future.
Deep learning: In deep learning, the machine is fed with huge amounts of information to learn to recognize patterns.
Neural networks: The neural networks of deep learning are essentially miniature computers that can learn tasks without any outside help.
How it’s used today
Everyone using a smartphone knows that they use AI everyday. Voice recognition in the case of Siri, the “musings” of your personal assistant on Google Home, and in social media through smart filters in Instagram and Snapchat are just some of the ways that AI is already being used by consumers and businesses today.
An example of just one of these AI services would be giving Siri the location of the nearest yoga class, the answer to your last question, or the time to make your next meeting.
These services are made possible by the NPU, or Natural Language Processing Processor in Apple’s iPhone X. In this case, the neural networks that are used to power Siri make use of machine learning — the process of adapting data and examples to identify patterns and make inferences.
How it will change the world in 2022
AI is already impacting many industries, and it is expected to change almost every business sector. In the next five years, AI is expected to:
• Distinguish between between words and actions.
• Learn new skills on the fly, adapting to human behavioral cues.
• Direct new neural networks to carry out actions.
• See patterns in imagery and videos.
• Change the way we manage infrastructure.
• Give people computer vision and new vision capabilities.
• Transform industries with robot co-workers and driverless vehicles.
If you’ve ever seen a chatbot like this, you know that it uses machine learning and AI to interpret human speech and perform tasks like this:
So, what does all of this mean? The short answer is that it will make our lives so much better and more convenient.
The future of AI
There are three main pillars of AI. The first is AI for business. For example, intelligent personal assistants, chatbots, and voice-based smart assistants will allow businesses to provide better customer service and increase customer retention. Likewise, automated customer interactions in commerce will eliminate the need for customer service reps to make follow-up calls to resolve customer issues or request additional information.
Next, there’s AI for technology and industry. Machine learning algorithms will aid in tasks such as monitoring the mechanical health of mechanical parts, predicting future product failures before they occur, and evaluating the effectiveness of new marketing campaigns and business strategies.
Pro And Cons Of AI
Despite the potential, many in the industry are already concerned about the use of AI. For example, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has been quoted as saying, “Artificial intelligence is the new electricity.” Yet, others are taking a more measured approach: “We’re at the beginning of a new journey, and not everyone will be able to participate in the whole ride, but I don’t think the end is certain,” MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito said.
Regardless of your personal opinion, it’s unlikely to go away completely, so a well-informed perspective is important to have. The AI use-cases are already here and they’re changing our lives for the better.
Artificial intelligence is here to stay, and the sooner you are prepared to learn about how it’s being applied, the better off you’ll be in the future.
Using the technology for your own purposes is easy, but you must ensure that you know how to apply the technology in a responsible and productive manner.