Will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future?
We are becoming more accustomed to jaw-dropping video game technology, Amazon’s Alexa speakers, and nifty Android and iOS apps that seem to let us do just about anything.
While commercial technology continues to make leaps and bounds each year, what role does artificial intelligence play in all this, and how will AI and robots become part of our lives in the near future? The following is an overview of several way that AI and robots are helping us through algorithms and physical functioning at work, in our homes, and in the way we move around. We are on just the cusp of a lot of this technology, but companies are quickly making moves to feasibly commercialize these types of products for our use in the near future.
Artificial Intelligence may continue making its way into the doctor’s offices and hospitals of the world – and we aren’t just talking about the computer opponent on the chess program.
While items like performing surgery and interacting with a robot nurse might still seem like the stuff of science fiction, there are more realistic and immediate ways AI may start taking over some roles that were traditionally played by humans.
As reported by a Stanford University scientist specializing in AI, computers should be able to outperform doctors when diagnosing medical images. Doctors don’t need to hang up their stethoscopes just yet, but in areas where artificial intelligence can access lots of data and compare it quickly – like in medical imaging – AI will be able to successfully aid physicians in their work and arrive at a lower chance of error.
With the advent of internet search engines over the past 25 years – from Altavista and Ask Jeeves to Yahoo and Google – we have been accustomed to putting questions to the internet and quickly getting a list of websites to help us out.Google has evolved to quickly spitting out answers to math problems and giving us directions, or even finishing our search expression of us as we type.