AI is constantly evolving, pacing up with the galloping world around it. From a place where it was predominantly visible in science-fictions than in reality, the present day age of AI has come a long way impacting various fields with its unparalleled advantages and revolutionary applications. This development of artificial intelligence in the past decade is a collective result of many coordinating factors.
Embarking on the next glorious decade of unforeseen leaps of AI, DaveAI brings you some of the important milestones accomplished pointing towards the growth of AI in the past decade
Machine learning is on a rampage!
With the capability of pattern recognition coupled with theory that computers can learn without being programmed to perform specific tasks, was born the concept of machine learning. It refers to a method of data analysis based on the proposition that artificial intelligence is capable of identifying data sets and making decisions with minimal human interventions. With a more complicating world throwing voluminous data and complex patterns, machine learning is gaining popularity further augmenting the application of AI
This is evident in various forms around us like self driving cars, social media metric analysis, fraud detection and product recommendations. It has also enabled development of AI interactions through smartphones, internet of things, robots, etc. Owing to the precision and accuracy of AI, Paypal has employed machine learning to detect and eliminate fraud and money laundering from granular levels. A recent development of AI software from Oxford university can detect the individual facial features of chimpanzees allowing a cut back on the time required by researchers and conservationists to go through raw footage. A few of the other evidences for the growth of AI include supervised and unsupervised learning, algorithms for robots, internet-of-things etc.
Your best friend – Smartphones
Attracting the mainstream media with a marvelous win of its supercomputer Watson in Jeopardy against two champions, IBM has subtly paved it’s way to towards deep learning and speech recognition which enabled the mjollnir in our hand- the smartphone.
Starting off from this twine of a prospective future came deep learning which further augmented the functionalities and applications of the smartphone. The latest inventions like Edge-AI takes the game to the next level bringing all the backend AI capabilities to the phone itself. Apart from providing various functions to the users, applications are now capable of coordinating with various sensors to gain a complete analysis of the user through the smartphone without any breach to the user’s social and personal privacy. Through leveraging this information armed with AI, both users as well as companies can resonate on equal frequencies of product preferences and recommendations. Through the application of AI retailers can predict the customers timeline of purchases based on his data and can now target at specific and accurate times.
Say Hi to Virtual AI!
Beginning with the advent of Siri and Google Assistant in the year 2011, users all around the world have for the first time experienced an up-close and personal interaction with AI. These virtual assistants depicted the most advanced form of Artificial Intelligence with the capability of command execution and a fairly large spectrum of vocabulary. The major setback however was the limitation of these virtual avatars to the smart devices.
Amazon however with Echo later exploded into the virtual world making these services available to every household. Present day virtual agents are however, highly advanced in terms of their capability to perform the tasks and also their purpose of deployment. While the virtual agents had limited functionalities, machine learning and deep learning has brought forward the advent of Virtual Avatars that are capable of interacting with the users and continuously adapt to the incoming set of data from the users. These insights are later employed to augment the experience of the users.
Chatbots in their initial stages were only capable of answering predetermined set of questions with a monotonous reply standard. The development of AI however gave rise to AI chatbots which encompass a far wider spectrum. Right from interacting with the customer regarding their queries, these chatbots can also perform a few of the basic level tasks without any human interaction. Natural Language Processing has paved the way for these bots to interact with the users in their own language without the need of any prior computer knowledge.
Healthier AI for a healthier life
AI is being increasingly deployed in the healthcare sector for diagnosis and surgical purposes. Apart from serving its purpose in the times requiring faster and accurate decisions, precise surgical measurements, spotting of various diseases and tumors etc , AI has also been of assistance in the post surgical treatment like brain-computer interface to enable motor functions, supporting the victims of neurological syndromes etc. These use-cases back the statistics that around 80% of the healthcare experts have AI in their plans
Various research teams now are working on the development of AI technology that will be capable of identifying the type of stroke a patient has suffered and also the location of the clot or any signs of bleeding. This will help optimize the decision-making process of the doctors considering the available information about the needs of the patient. AI is also a key catalyst in the process of drug discovery for various medications. Rather than taking years together studying the possible combinations and the resultant data sets manually, AI with the help of Machine learning and big data analysis can speed up the process to a matter of days. The growth of AI accelerates the rate of invention of new drugs which can amplify the treatments available to patients.
The Way Forward
The constantly evolving technologies and the increase in data and research makes it almost impossible for any further AI winters as evident form the impact of AI over the past decade. With the capability to automate the most complex tasks, AI is here to augment productivity and minimize the workload. Co-existing and co-evolving with AI will not only augment our experiences but also make our lives easier.