The rapid advancements of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has generated intense media attention. AI is a broad topic that aims to make our lives more efficient by automating menial, routine tasks. Thousands of tech articles have been published on AI’s implications for the future of human civilization. A lot of people write about how AI will change our lives in the future, but can’t back it up with specific examples, hypotheses or opinions on the matter.
Driverless cars will be on the roads within a decade or so. In fact, they are already on the roads in many parts of the world. The technology is developing very quickly and is expected to revolutionize the way we travel.
In order to achieve zero fatalities when using this technology, it will require quite a lot of work and effort on the part of AI researchers, software developers, and hardware manufacturers all over the world.
The development and use of artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on future space exploration. The use of AI in space is likely to be deployed in a number of ways including:
Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a central role in the development of robots that can autonomously explore distant planets, build bases and perform maintenance tasks, allowing humans to focus on high-level scientific research.
In-orbit satellites that can autonomously monitor Earth’s climate.
Astronomical telescopes with automated target selection and data analysis capabilities.
Our lives today are full of smart devices. Our smartphones, our homes, our cars, and even our offices are filled with AI-powered gadgets and services that make our lives easier. But what will future AI look like? Will it be installed in everything we use or just a few things? Will it be as powerful as some movies make it out to be?
For the past several years, I’ve been working with my colleagues at the Institute for The Future (IFTF) to quantify the possibility of artificial intelligence in the future. What we found was that there was potential for AI to fundamentally change our lives within 10 years. And while I don’t think we’ll have robots that look like people anytime soon, I do believe AI will have a profound impact on how we live, work, and play in the near future. So here are my top 10 predictions for how AI will change our lives in the next decade:
As they gather more data on us, they become smarter and capable of anticipating our needs, like a smart butler or secretary. They can also improve our productivity by completing various tasks quickly – something that would take humans much longer to do.
AI has already helped doctors diagnose problems faster and with greater accuracy. As the technology improves, it will be able to help even more. Expect to see AI in hospitals in the very near future.
Right now, most of us have multiple devices that do different things. You may have a smart watch, a tablet and your smartphone all working together to create a seamless experiences.
Precision agriculture (PA) is the development and use of advanced technology to monitor, measure and improve agricultural productivity.
PA involves collecting spatial data to aid in the management of crops, soil, water and other resources.
The idea behind PA is that farmers should be able to use this data and AI to optimize their farming processes. That way, they can produce higher yields with less waste and at a lower cost.
This technology is still new — there are just over 32 million hectares (79 million acres) of farmland managed using precision agriculture globally — but it has enormous potential for the future of farming.
More Efficient Businesses
AI will help to make businesses more efficient. Businesses are already making use of AI to automate certain tasks and increase productivity. With AI, they will also be able to save on costs, which will go a long way in helping them to grow and expand their operations.
Faster Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Natural language processing is the ability for computers to analyze, understand and ultimately generate human language. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from answering a few basic questions to more complicated functions such as writing and speaking.
Faster NLP will mean more effective chatbots, which in turn will influence human-computer interaction. Chatbots have already become quite popular in customer service, allowing companies to provide faster answers to frequently asked questions while lowering costs.
Smarter Cities and Homes
Smarter Cities and Homes: AI-enabled devices will become an increasingly common part of our lives. Many of them will connect to the cloud and to one another, creating a vast network of sensors and information that can help us live better. These devices will be able to quickly communicate with us and each other, making life easier by responding to our needs, taking care of routine tasks, and performing services that improve our daily lives.
Intelligent vehicles are a perfect example of how AI can make life easy and fast. Even though this technology is still in its early stages, the advantages are quite obvious. For example, you’ll be able to sit back and relax while your car drives you from point A to point B by itself.
These vehicles will be able to communicate with each other as well. They’ll also have the ability to anticipate different situations on the road so that they can react efficiently and avoid collisions.
As a result, accidents caused by human error will become less frequent.
Artificial Intelligence is already here and being used in a variety of different ways. But where is it going and what can we expect? It will eventually change the lives of everyone and it’s only a matter of time before we’ll see how it benefits each one of us.