How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Your Life
Don’t you just love the little things in life?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not just about robots or self-driving cars. AI has been changing our lives in a lot of ways, every day.
Think about it, have you ever found yourself staring at Google Maps for directions instead of asking a human for help? How about when your phone calls you to let you know that there is a red light camera ahead so that you don’t get ticketed? How about when Alexa reminds you to leave for work or turns on the lights for you at home? Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? If yes, then that’s because all of them involve artificial intelligence.
What is AI?
AI is the intelligence exhibited by machines that have been programmed to respond to their environment without human oversight. The term, “Artificial Intelligence” was coined in 1956 and refers to machines that can imitate human intelligence. However, AI is not a single technology but an entire field of study.
AI technologies are used to create systems that can automate certain tasks that would otherwise be done by humans. In other words, AI refers to machines that can think and act like humans.
Currently there are three types of AI:
Narrow AI – where machines are trained to excel at a specific task.
General AI-where machines are trained to be more human-like.
Super AI – where machines are autonomous and can learn.
The Many Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Your Daily Life
Beyond just being useful and convenient, artificial intelligence is changing the way we live, work, and play.
Self-driving cars with every new car model that is produced, AI is being integrated into cars. At present, many car manufacturers are busy designing and building self-driving cars. Several countries have also allowed car manufacturers to test their self-driving cars on public roads.
The average person may not be able to understand how the AI technology of self-driving cars works. All you need to know is that the technology is programmed to accept inputs and make decisions to ensure that there is no accident.
Smart Homes and Home Automation
The convenience of controlling your home appliances via smartphone is something that is beyond our imagination just a decade ago. With the help of AI, we can control our homes remotely, set personalized schedules, monitor our energy usage and make our homes more secure.
One of the most popular AI-enabled products is the Amazon Echo smart speakers. These smart speakers let you control your home appliances, get information, play music, set reminders and even make online purchases.
Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant were nothing but science fiction just a few years ago. Today, these virtual assistants have become a part of our daily lives. From setting alarms to reading out the weather forecast, these voice assistants are capable of doing a lot more. These AI-powered voice assistants are slowly replacing smartphones as the go-to device for accessing information.
Robotics and Manufacturing
Robotics and artificial intelligence go hand-in-hand. AI allows machines to “learn” new tasks and perform them effectively. AI is changing the way we make products, design new products, and manage the supply chain.
AI is also used to optimize resource allocation and predict demand for products.
Artificial intelligence is not just about the future but is also equally relevant to our daily lives. With every passing day, AI is becoming more and more useful in our lives. From self-driving cars to smart homes, AI is changing the way we live, work and play.