The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is the inevitable future of technology; read one author's thoughts on the integration of machine learning in our everyday lives.
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Artificial intelligence is the future of technology and how we perceive it. With the recent influx of personal assistants from places like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home, it's notable how artificial intelligence is growing. AI's ability to learn and adapt to its environment can prove to be a game-changer in how computers work. For instance, autonomous vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla and many more use multiple sensors, whether sonar or optical, to take in its environment. Then, through artificial intelligence, it decides if it needs to speed up, slow down, change lanes, etc. But that is just one use of artificial intelligence in action; there are many others.
While Artificial intelligence is software-based, its main use is to control robotics. A simple example of this currently being used would be a Roomba. The small vacuum moves forward until it bumps into a wall, which tells it to turn and go in another direction until the room is clean or the battery runs low, in which case it returns to the docking station. A more complex example of this would be a full-fledged humanoid robot. Imagine this: you're twenty years into the future and you walk into a nursing home. You'll most likely see many robots using Artificial intelligence to take care of the patients. Their AI would be able to take care of the patients and their needs by learning and adapting to the needs of the patients around them, whether that be keeping track of a patient's needs or helping them get around. They would also be able to monitor the vitals of the patient and use their knowledge to make healthcare decisions.
Another amazing use for Artificial intelligence is in surgery. Robots are the future of surgeries; they are much more precise than the way traditional surgeries are accomplished. Take the DaVinci machine at the University of Pennsylvania hospital for example; it uses robots to assist surgeons during operations. Its precision and accuracy cut down on recovery time and has helped many people with very complex surgeries. Now imagine cutting out the doctor and replacing it with Artificial intelligence that is able to adapt to the situation and make life-changing decisions in milliseconds. Because it would have an entire database of medical information at its disposal, it would be more knowledgeable than most doctors.
In conclusion, Artificial intelligence is the future of technology and will revolutionize many aspects of our lives. From the way we drive to the way that we function at our older ages. The combined power of knowledge and machine learning can lead to endless possibilities and ways for it to be used.
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