The breakneck speed at which technology is moving these days means there is more power in our pockets than it has ever been. Artificial intelligence that was once considered a part of science fiction is now a reality. Scientists have made several breakthroughs in recent years in the field of machine learning. Some of these mimic real neurons. Artificial intelligence is one of them. Thanks to this technology, machines are allowed to carry out complicated functions. Furthermore, AI processes are quickened by big data. While there is so much still do be done in this field, AI is expected to affect us in these ways in the coming years.
- Cyborg technology
Being humans, we have got so many limitations in our bodies. Therefore, in the future, we need to equip ourselves with computers. This way we can enhance our natural abilities. No doubt, a lot of these changes would have been included for the sake of convenience, but they can provide practical value too! Artificial intelligence can prove useful to people with amputated limbs as this technology will enable the brain to interact directly with the robotic limb to provide the patient with greater control.
- Automated transportation
Self-driving cars are a reality these days. Though these vehicles require a driver behind the wheel at present, in the future, these vehicles may need none. In 2012, Google started with self-driving cars. Slowly but surely other modes of transportation, like trains and buses will become a reality.
- Solving climate change
It may seem a tall order to see a robot solving climate change. However, there’s no denying that machines do have access to a lot of information than a person can ever handle. The amount of statistics these machines can handle is enough to understand what their capabilities are. Artificial intelligence can always use Big Data to use the information and identify trends that can effectively put an end to a lot of problems in the world.
- Taking over dangerous jobs
Already a lot of difficult jobs are being handled by robots, including bomb defusing. Technically, these machines aren’t robots just yet. In fact, according to BBC, they’re drones that do the job of defusing the bombs physically. Instead of using AI, these machines require human intervention wherever possible. With time, when AI finally takes over, it is expected that most of the human interventional part will be replaced by technology. Other jobs like welding that are known to produce intense heat, toxic substances, can now be carried out by robots.
- Improved elder care
A lot of seniors require outside help daily to get over their daily dose of struggles. With AI improving with every day, it isn’t far away when this technology replaces human help. What AI-driven robots can do is help seniors carry out their routine works easily and in an efficient way. This will, no doubt, improve their overall well-being.
- Robots as friends
Companionship is something we all treasure. What if we had a friend like C-3PO? Almost all robots that are now available on the market are emotionless. Therefore, as humans, it is difficult for us to relate to them. A company in Japan, however, has come out with a robot companion that can understand human emotions and react accordingly. This robot was introduced in Japan in 2015 and was sold out within a minute. The programming of this robot was such that it could easily read human emotions, follow it up with its own emotions, and make its companion happy. With the introduction of this robot, one can safely bet that more such robots will be introduced and make human companionship with machines a reality.
Though it is tough to accurately predict the future, what we can be sure of is that AI is here to stay and very soon, we will be interacting with this technology daily. These interactions will help us evolve and make better decisions and do our jobs efficiently and quickly. Leaving aside these six impacts, Artificial intelligence can also have an impact on our future in other ways. It is these facts that have had professionals from other industries excited and look at solving various problems differently.