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A Look at the Future of AI Technology

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Kaushik Bhaumik

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August 1, 2019

One of the most significant tech developments in decades, artificial intelligence is getting ever closer to being a common feature in our day-to-day lives. Already being used to predict user behavior, we take a look at the possibilities of the future of AI advancements.

1. Safer Roads

Self-driving vehicles have been in development for some time, and they’ve already made it onto the roads. However, as AI becomes even more advanced, it won’t be uncommon to see completely self­-driven cars, trucks, and taxis on the highway. As well as increasing convenience, AI­ inspired vehicles should make our roads safer. With the majority of traffic accidents caused by human error, self-driven vehicles have the potential to drastically reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities. 

2. Body Enhancements

By combining AI with robotics, scientists are already creating more life-like disability aids and artificial limbs, meaning people with disabilities can regain function in various parts of their bodies.  With new tech enabling people with complete or partial paralysis to regain control over their movements, and more advanced surgery available via AI-based robotics, the way we approach our health will be revolutionized with the future of AI technology.

3. Unlimited Virtual Assistance

Designed to make our lives easier, AI will enable everyone to have a virtual assistant on hand whenever they need it. As well as following instructions, AI technology will ensure virtual assistants are able to accurately predict your needs and respond to them without voice commands or scheduled-instructions.

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4. Increased Safety

Workplace health and safety improved dramatically throughout the 20th century, but human workers still perform a range of dangerous jobs. AI-driven devices and robots will soon be able to replace human personnel in potentially dangerous situations and increase safety in the process. Currently, there are a number of robots being used to carry out potentially harmful tasks, but these are generally controlled or operated by humans. As the technology continues to develop, however, the human operation won’t be required, as AI-based robots will have the ability to assess, evaluate and respond to situations even more accurately than humans do.

5. New Jobs and Industries

The rise of AI and increased automation has led to concerns regarding employment, with many people predicting than current job roles will become obsolete when human employees are replaced by tech. On the flip side, AI has already created a wealth of job opportunities and will continue to do so. As AI becomes more of a reality, companies across all industries will be clamoring to utilize the latest tech. As a result, the IT and engineering industries will see increased demand for professionals covering a range of specialisms. Whilst AI will, inevitably, make some job roles redundant, the future of AI will also lead to increased career opportunities within the tech industry. 

Why is AI so Popular?

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make our lives easier, safer and healthier, so it’s not surprising we’re all keen to reap the rewards it will bring. With most consumers placing a high value on convenience, any form of technology which is able to streamline tasks is likely to be welcomed by the masses.

For businesses, AI-driven tech has a range of benefits. By reducing the need for human personnel, AI can reduce business costs and negate the potential for human error, leading to increased efficiency, quality, and productivity. In addition to this, AI is facilitating industry advancements which couldn’t even be predicted in the late 20th century. With the potential to market safer and more advanced products, companies have unlimited scope when it comes to development.

However, there is a particular facet of artificial intelligence which is particularly beneficial for companies, governmental organizations, and nonprofits. Understanding how consumers behave and what drives them has been a critical element of marketing, advertising, and branding for decades, and AI is offering unparalleled advancements in these areas. 

Eventually, AI will be able to accurately predict individual user behavior, as well as the behavior and purchase patterns of collective groups. With this information, companies can successfully cater to consumer desires and needs, before consumers are even aware of them. Giving businesses an unprecedented opportunity to get inside the minds of their target market, companies will use AI to hone their services, products and sales strategies.

With so many exciting opportunities arising from AI advancements, it’s not surprising that many professionals are keen to work within this area of the industry. To learn more about experiencing the future of AI and working as an AI freelancer, sign up with Field Engineer today!


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