Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a fascinating science-fiction concept for years, but now we are finally approaching the realization of artificial intelligence.
It’s likely that machines will be smarter than us before the end of the century—not just at chess or trivia questions but at just about everything, from mathematics and engineering to science and medicine. – Gary Marcus
AI is a type of “deep learning” that allows machines to process information themselves at a very complex level, enabling them to perform complex functions such as voice and face recognition.
While most of this technology is still quite primitive, we can expect artificial intelligence to have an impact on our lives for good.
5 ways Artificial Intelligence will impact our future for good
We already see the beginnings of self-driving cars, although now cars must have a driver behind the wheel to ensure greater safety. Despite these exciting achievements, technology is not yet perfect, and social acceptance takes time for automated cars to be widely used.
California was the first place that allowed Google to test the self-driving cars along with a human, and Google’s car has been rated as the first level below full automation. Other transport methods are closer to full automation, such as buses and trains. According to Brin “By 2040, the need for driver’s license will vanish”.
One of the main limitations of being a human is simply our own body and our brain. Scientist Shimon Whiteson believes that in the future we will be able to grow using computers and improve many of our natural skills. While many of these possible improvements to cyborgs will be added for convenience, others may have a more practical purpose.
Yoky Matsuka from Nest believes that artificial intelligence will be useful for people with amputated limbs because the brain can communicate with the robot limb to give the patient more control. This type of cyborg technology would significantly reduce the limitations faced by amputees every day.
Better care for senior citizens
For many older people, everyday life is a struggle, and many people need to hire outside help to manage their care or trust family members. Amnesty International is at a stage where it is not too far away to replace this need, says Matthew Taylor, a computer scientist at Washington State University. “Home” robots can help older people to do their daily tasks and allow them to stay independent and at home for as long as possible, which improves their general well-being.
Solution to the problem of climate change
Addressing climate change may seem like a difficult task for a robot, but, as Stuart Russell explains, machines have more access to data than one person: storing amazing statistics. Using large data sets, AI can one day identify trends and use this information to find solutions to the biggest problems in the world.
Robot as friends
Who would not want a friend like C-3PO? At this stage, most of the robots are still deprived of emotion and it is difficult to imagine a robot with which to bind. However, the company in Japan has taken its first steps towards a robot that can understand and feel emotions. Introduced in 2014, “Pepper”, the accompanying robot went on sale in 2015, and the initial 1000 pieces sold out within a minute.
The robot has been programmed to read human emotions, develop its own emotions and help its human friends to be happy. Pepper will go on sale in the US UU in 2016, and certainly, the most sophisticated friendly robots will go for it.
Although we do not know the exact future, it is obvious that interaction with artificial intelligence will soon become common. These interactions clearly help evolve society, especially with regard to automated transport, cyborgs, managing dangerous tasks, climate change solutions and improving care for our elders.
Apart from these six influences, there are even more ways in which artificial intelligence technology can affect our future, and this fact means that professionals from many industries are extremely enthusiastic about the ever-growing future of artificial intelligence.