The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Do you remember Sophia, the humanoid robot that made headlines by roaming around the world and giving interviews just like humans? Well, Hanson Robotics’ Sophia is just an indication of how far artificial intelligence (AI) will go in the future. More and more research works are going on and the researchers are trying to make AI more sophisticated so that they can mimic human thinking and activities.
The development of AI will lead to faster and more accurate processing of works. It will be even possible to make accurate decisions about many things. Here are some predictions about the future of AI
Impact on the job market
According to a report published by PwC Ireland, about one-third of the current jobs may be replaced by automation by the year 2030. Though the prediction seems scary, there is no reason to think that the unemployment rate will increase.
Automation will replace jobs that are monotonous and require minimum decision making. This will allow workers to focus on more complex jobs. According to Joe McKendrick, Forbes technology writer, artificial intelligence will replace tasks in the future to make them more efficient; it won’t replace jobs. Automation will also create new job opportunities as professionals will need to look after the new system.
Self-driving cars will be the future of AI. We are now at the lowest level of development of such a car. Google’s self-driving car still requires someone to be on the driver’s seat. In the future, we will have fully automated vehicles on the road. The US transport authority is coming up with regulations for such vehicles.
Combining artificial intelligence and robotics can help to improve our body to increase strength and endurance. It will be very helpful for people with a physical disability. A fully paralyzed person, for example, can have cybernetic limbs that will communicate with the brain and help the person to lead a normal life.
Artificial intelligence will be implanted in robots to do complex and dangerous tasks. For example, conduction of rescue operation in case of any major disaster. In fact, during the Twin Tower attack on September 11, 2001, rescue robots were used to look for survivors. The use of robots in this type of work will increase in the future, thus human lives won’t be risked for such operations. In the future, these robots will be able to make crucial decisions without human intervention.
We have seen how helpful Alexa and Siri are in finding information and helping us with placing a food order, setting alarm or doing other simple tasks. These virtual assistants will become more advanced in the future and will be able to anticipate our needs and do tasks without any instruction. They will act just like your personal secretary or assistance.
Artificial intelligence may bring some big and exciting changes in our lives. It will make our life more comfortable and help us achieve things that we never imagined possible.