AI: The Future of Technology

AI: The Future of Technology

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, November 30, 2018

AI is everywhere today, whether it’s detecting credit card fraud, spotting spam, recognizing who and what is in a photo, a recommendation of what to buy next online, or understanding what a person says to virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. As the name suggests, artificial intelligence is any technology designed to operate in a way that it behaves like a human. The core meaning and purpose of AI is applying a brain into machines that can enable them to take decisions by themselves. AI systems are mainly developed with a focus onto demonstrating various behaviors associated with human intelligence including learning, problem-solving, reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, manipulation, and, to some extent, social intelligence and creativity.

AI is a broad term and has many sub-divisions like machine learning, voice recognition, image recognition, deep learning, and neural networks. There are two types of AI-Narrow AI and General AI. Narrow AI includes answering simple customer queries, identifying tumors in x-rays, interpreting video feeds, and organizing personal as well as business calendars. Whereas, the general AI deals with the adaptable intellect found in humans, which mostly involves physical tasks.

AI is undoubtedly going to offer much more ease in daily work for users, and most visible manifestations of this AI war has been the rise of virtual assistants such as the Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. It powers Google, drives spam filters, is in the anti-lock brakes on car systems, and is the key behind the knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha and music service Pandora. With its ability to continue growing by learning from the previous experiences, AI is all set to transform the human world into a scenario where completion of time-consuming tasks with perfection and in less time will be a cakewalk.

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