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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: 2018 and Beyond

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: 2018 and Beyond

Look at one person's opinion and ideas about what the future holds for AI.

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Artificial Intelligence(AI) may be the next big thing (or it is already?). Until now, it has proven to be useful. Companies like Google, Uber, and others using AI to power self-driving cars. Its impact has also been seen in the personalized learning, sports, natural language, chatbots, and much more.

So, what do you think about the future of artificial intelligence? Can it solve world hunger or bring human peace?

Let’s find out what the future of artificial intelligence holds.

Artificial Intelligence(AI) is a technology where machines show intelligence, but not at the par of human beings (at least for now), but their evolution will surprise you on how strikingly similar they can be to humans. Some robots mimic human emotions with fair accuracy.

The recent Google I/O 2018 conference demonstrated one of the amazing tech innovations this year. The Google’s AI sounds that can make calls similar to a human being. Should we be worried? For now, maybe not.

When it comes to the future of AI, there are infinite possibilities. AI can transform every single industry, especially education and transport.

In the future, we will see a huge impact on automated transport. As humans, we are fragile and make mistakes when it comes to driving. Automated driving and transport mean that there will be far fewer accidents. Transport systems will also flourish, giving industries the ability to save money, possibly in millions of dollars.

Another way we can see AI evolving in the future is how it can be used in conjunction with our brains. Augmentation is a hot topic, however, we have not done anything substantial in that field, but the future looks promising. After all, improved human intelligence is always welcome. Researchers are already positive when it comes to AI augmentation in the future.

Dangerous jobs will be a thing of the past. Don’t get me wrong, there will still be hazardous jobs in the future, but AI will take over many of them. AI doesn't understand pain and can be reassembled if destroyed. This opens up a lot of possibilities including scenarios such as bomb defusing. They can also be equally useful in chemical factories or factories where workers have to work in harsh conditions. The current generation of rAI has to evolve more if they want to be used for these kinds of jobs.

AI can be used to solve an array of problems associated with our current environment. With increasing processing power, AI, in conjunction with data science and other technologies, can possibly solve issues such as climate change, natural calamities prediction, and so on. Even though it might take a long time before we reach that point, this is still a possibility.

Last, but not the least, is a possibility of AI as friends. There are already companies that are trying to build a robot that can act as a full-time companion to humans. This way, healthcare could also be improved.

In conclusion, the possibilities are endless, and I only covered the ones that I think are worth sharing. So, what do you think about the future of artificial intelligence? Comment below and share your views.

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artificial intelligence ,future ,machine learning ,ai ,deep learning

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