There’s no doubt about it: when it comes to conversations about future technologies, everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence technology. First things first: what exactly is Artificial Intelligence technology? AI technology is essentially technology that introduces intelligence into a robot, machine, computer or computer software. Simply put, it is the ability of a machine to mimic human-like intelligence and follow instructions and perform tasks with a greater degree of independent cognition than traditionally associated with machines and computer programs. The idea of ‘artificial’ intelligence is rooted in the simple contrast drawn against the ‘natural’ intelligence of humans and other species.
Unbeknownst to many, AI technologies have already made their way into our lives. Maybe not quite as dramatically as the all-powerful global-dominion-seeking AI robots the movies would have us dreading, but in subtler, more useful and definitely friendlier ways. From smart cities and smart homes to driverless cars, social media algorithms and HR solutions, Artificial Intelligence technology is already working quietly to make lives easier. But how much more can it do? What are the different ways in which AI is going to change your life? Let’s take a look.
Top 3 use cases of Artificial Intelligence Technology
Internet of Things In Your Home
The Internet of Things is a hot topic. To the layperson, the Internet is already vast and grander than any physical network. But to a tech and telecommunications insider, the Internet is already old news: because the Internet of Things is the new face of tomorrow. Combining the massive scope of the IoT with the potential of AI, tomorrow’s technology is going to be sharper, smarter, speedier and more sophisticated than anything we’ve seen. And one of the first arenas we’re going to witness its power in is our homes. Smart homes equipped with self-learning machines and systems as well as sensor-driven AI home appliances will not only make homes more comfortable but also infinitely more convenient, which means you will have a lot more time left to focus on things that are more important to you. From home temperature systems and home security systems to smart appliances, just about every crucial element of home living will be operated, monitored and optimized through AI home solutions. Home automation is one of the first applications of AI tech on everyone’s minds and very soon, sentient homes are going to be a mainstream aspect of modern society. Whether you decide to kick it up a notch with an AI home assistant and invest in your very own home robot or decide to take it one step at a time with the basics like an AI home security system, there’s an entirely new world waiting to be explored just inside your home.
Thought cyborgs were just the stuff of sci-fi? In the not-so-distant future, humans may actually be able to integrate with machines in order to overcome the limitations of our frail human bodies and perhaps even our minds. The idea behind this AI application will primarily be to enhance the natural abilities of the human body and mind and to help overcome obstacles. For instance, industry players like Nest Labs (a home automation company) suggest that amputees may be able to enjoy a better quality of life with AI-enhanced robotic limbs that will be integrated with the mind to allow the wearer superior control and comfort. Tech trailblazer Elon Musk has been working to develop an interface system that allows the human brain to interact with computers and machine intelligence seamlessly; Musk’s ‘Neuralink’ will use a ‘neural lace framework’ that allows for implants and does away with the need for superfluous devices, gadgets and other control systems.
Enhanced Medical Care
The purpose of technology is to improve lives. And when called upon to do so, to save lives. But this second application is still heavily controlled by human intelligence and intervention. What if future technologies could be used to detect and identify diseases without the need for human involvement? Just imagine all the time and effort saved on doctors’ visits; so many people avoid visiting a healthcare professional simply because they don’t have the time and as a result, illnesses go undetected for long periods, often until it’s too late. One of the more exciting and ambitious proposed AI use cases will be the creation of AI diagnostic devices. Google is currently working on building a pill that should be able to identify illnesses such as cancer and other concerns during the initial stages. Though the idea is still very much in its nascent stages, the concept is to create a tiny pill that can travel through the body and use magnetic particles to locate and categorize unwanted/dangerous/malignant elements and then relay this information back to a sensor. It’s likely that these sensors will be embedded into wearable devices, further advancing the market for wearable technology and the marriage of tech, fitness and fashion.
Even as these AI applications seem far-fetched today, the industry is moving forward by leaps and bounds. Artificial Intelligence technology along with machine learning, robotics, M2M and self-learning technologies is going to close the gaps between organic human function and machine efficiency. To learn more about how AI technology is going to change lives and when you can expect these future technologies in India and South Asia, come be a part of the India Mobile Congress 2018 at Aerocity, New Delhi, from 25th to 27th October 2018. The IMC 2018 is going to be South Asia’s grandest ICT event and will see thousands of visitors, professionals and media persons from all over the globe. Log onto www.indiamobilecongress.com and register for the India Mobile Congress 2018 today!