- Posted by webuters
- On March 27, 2017
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Just as the industrial revolution swept the world a few decades ago, there is another revolution in the making that has the ability to transform the way humans live. This revolution is an encapsulation of improved human intelligence and performance that has the potential to enhance human perception and performance. Maybe, in a few years you may find yourself being attended by the doctor who is not a human; saved by a firefighter who is a robot; served by a waiter who is a humanoid. This revolution is the Artificial Intelligence and is already changing the way humans live.
What is the buzz about AI?
AI is any system that is a simulation of human intelligence that can perform activities that require human intelligence with a higher precision, accuracy, and efficiency. These systems need not necessarily have a physical structure and even software programs and algorithms can be considered artificial intelligence. AI systems have already started delivering tangible outputs that are rendering human lives easy and fast. From virtual personal assistants Siri, Cortana, Bixby etc. to humanoid robots that offer suggestions and navigation routes, AI can perform many particular tasks for which they are designed for.
Impact of AI on our lives?
The sheer speed at which AI and related technologies are developing is fascinating and point to the world in which AI can do almost everything humans can do and many things that humans cannot do. The growth of AI system is already colossal and their domination in research is inexorable. Some fields (inconclusive) and potential impacts are listed below:
In the future healthcare system may undergo a humongous change and there may be AI doctors, AI surgeons, and AI nurses. Even if there are human doctors, AI assistants could plan, manage schedules, fix appointments etc. Also, AI prosthetics and exoskeletons may revolutionize the way of dealing with human defects and help us lead better lives.
Robust and tough AI systems may be the solutions for tackling natural calamities as well as disasters like a climate change, search and rescue operations etc. Intelligent programs and algorithms can predict and alert humans with an accuracy the inevitability of calamities. Firefighting boots may provide an alternative to humans and reduce the risk of human death.
The hospitality sector is expected to have big transformation due to AI. Humanoid robots will, probably, receive you at hotels, in the near future and will offer you various services. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that they can outperform their human counterparts in providing quality service fast. Also, robots will be able to provide suggestions and directions on analyzing personal choices and come out with custom solutions.
As a whole, AI might revolutionize the way we go about our lives. In a few decades, it won’t be hard to have a different perspective on socialization and on fellow human capabilities even. Human efficiency and performance can be greatly improved with properly designed AI that is aligned to our social and cultural rules. However there is a real danger in AI systems outperforming a human which needs to be carefully addressed. Other than that it is going to be an enriching experience for every human.