Artificial intelligence (AI) is the latest technology that is used to simulate human intelligence. Machines are designed to “think” and “work” like human brains to be able to complete tasks quicker than humans. It has become an integral part, not just at workplaces, but also in our day to day lives. It is around us and often goes unnoticed such as our personal electronic devices, social media, video games, driverless cars, etc.
Artificial intelligence consists of a set of algorithms that enable it to act like humans. They are powered by machine learning and deep learning techniques. Machine learning feeds computer data and makes use of statistical analysis to make the AI learn how to perform a task. Deep learning runs inputs through a neural network that contains a number of hidden layers that processes data enabling the machine to make connections and give the best result.
Artificial intelligence has been in existence since the 1940s and since then it has been progressing rapidly making breakthrough experiences in human’s life. Although, AI is the least predictable industry, the future of AI can be predicted by asking scientists and leaders of this industry.
Developments in Artificial intelligence in 2020:
AI Will Use Less Data:
AI algorithms work efficiently only when they have been fed a large amount of data which becomes challenging for companies to acquire the correct data hence, researchers are trying to overcome this problem by testing emerging data synthesis methods that will enable the companies to make use of the already collected data and synthesize it to generate a new one.
AI Collaborates With Humans:
AI will be seen collaborating with humans increasingly which means that it will be available at workplaces, homes, without having any option the other way round. At workplaces, it will be utilized to perform necessary tasks such as data entry, report generation, producing important documents, etc. AI will not be replacing humans here, instead, it will allow humans to spend more time on complex tasks. This is known as ‘Robotic Process Automation’. Even for immigration processes like Express Entry, the data collected from thousands of people around the world will be entered using artificial intelligence rather than manually entering it in order to save up time and quicken the process.
Better Healthcare Services:
In the year 2020, AI will be providing increasing benefits to both the patients and professionals at health care institutions simultaneously, reducing the cost of the services. Health records, emergency admissions, equipment utilization, etc will be automated according to every individual who works. This will allow doctors and nurses to spend more time with their patients resulting in an improved patient and staff experience. AI will also make a difference by quickly doing a yes or no diagnosis which will allow doctors to focus more time on complex decisions involved in an individual’s health care. Here also, the AI will collaborate with professionals instead of replacing them.
Accelerating Drug Development and Count Process:
Years and years are consumed in developing new drugs because drug researchers take note, feed them in spreadsheets, then submit them to the FDA and wait for its approval. However, in 2020 a significant improvement in this industry will take place with AI. Monitoring and detection of the cellular drug, experimentation and collecting data related to the discovery of drugs will be speedily done by AI algorithms. Moreover, counting cells will also be done by AI machines to count the cells accurately within a few seconds, instead of humans counting them with clickers over microscopes or screens.
AI will Modernize the Production Line:
AI will be seen as being integrated into the production line of the manufacturing industry in 2020. Product managers are required to inspect each product and its components simultaneously meeting deadlines which results in great stress levels and a burden on them. Thus, to eradicate the issues related to quality control in manufacturing industries, they will embrace AI that will reduce their burden leaving them to spend more time on the innovation of new products to take their industry forward.
More Personalized Customer Services:
AI will allow internet business giants like Amazon to provide their customers with quicker services and goods and make predictions according to the customers’ desires in real-time as they interact online. Just like when the coffee delivery companies like Dunkin’ Donuts will learn when its customers are most likely to be interested in having a coffee, so they will make sure that the ‘order now’ button is in right in front of them.
AI Increasingly Used for Entertainment Techniques:
In the year 2020, the influence of AI will be seen increasingly more on entertainment to create movies, music, and games. In films, AI will be used to create an extraordinary level of visual effects. In video games. AI will be creating human-like opponents for players to compete against allowing the players to adjust the difficulty level according to their skill levels. This still happens but in the New Year, it will be seen being used more commonly. In the music industry, AI will be creating phenomenal soundscapes and creating playlists depending on the mood of humans.
Advanced Cybersecurity Methods:
Ways to protect human’s security and keep them protected from cyber attacks will continue to increase and improvise with the help of AI. Hacking, phishing and such attacks have become quite common which are themselves powered by algorithms and AI. Therefore, AI will play an important role in raising alarms and indicating dangerous digital activities to protect humans from their data being compromised. Many professional SEO services also make use of AI to quickly identify the keywords to improve the page ranking.
AI Surrounds us All the Time:
With the increase in science and research, our lives are more and more being surrounded by artificial intelligence that we don’t even realize at times. Animated movies, playing videos game, ordering food online, facial recognition, basically doing most of our tasks without having to move is because of the advancement in artificial intelligence technology. Some countries have banned a few of the technologies but we see the world moving quickly by incorporating artificial intelligence in homes, hospitals and workplaces. Is it good or bad? Time will tell. A famous scientist once said, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”