You must have heard of Artificial Intelligence during 2017. But during this year, 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will affect your life in tangible ways.
If you look back, it has taken nearly 70 years for the right combination of factors to come together to move AI from concept into a reality. The development of artificial intelligence will be the story for the coming generations. Artificial Intelligence has already started affecting our lifestyle in many ways.
Artificial Intelligence as a virtual assistant: It is possible for Everybody to have a virtual assistant, and they’re going to be pretty smart. Personal assistant AIs will keep getting smarter. As our personal assistants learn more about our daily routines, imagine the day we need not worry about preparing dinner. Our AI will know what I like, what I have in my pantry, which days of the week I like to cook at home, and makes sure that when I get back from work all my groceries are waiting at my doorstep, ready for me to prepare that delicious meal I had been craving.
All your voice-based gadgets will work together: Because of the popularity of voice-based personal assistants, we’re seeing the technology embedded across a wide range of devices, from lamps, to TVs, to cars and beyond. In addition, after initial experiments with a single unit, many people have started putting smart speakers all over their homes. The practical net result is that sometime in 2018, a large percentage of personal assistant users will have regular access to multiple assistants simultaneously.
Facial recognition will be the new Credit Card: “Thanks to AI, my face will be my new credit card, the new driver’s license and the new barcode. Facial recognition is already completely transforming security with biometric capabilities being adopted, and seeing how tech and retail are merging, like Amazon is with Whole Foods, the near future where people will no longer need to stand in line at the store.
Your boss is going to start to talk about Artificial Intelligence: As AI permeates the enterprise, everyone, from CEO and business unit leaders to your middle managers and frontline employees, will need to be conversant in some basic terminology. Speaking the same language gets organizations on the same page and helps simplify AI’s role in the enterprise and what it means for business processes and workers.
Artificial Intelligence will generate media specific to your personal preferences: Considering the rapid pace of research, it is expected AI to be able to create new personalized media, such as music according to your taste. Imagine a future music service that doesn’t just play existing songs you might like, but continuously generating new songs just for you.
Artificial intelligence will write news and market reports tailored specially for you: Imagine market reports that were written on demand and not just when the market closed. These reports could be more than just a simple recap of market performance, but a comparison of a how a reader’s portfolio performed against the broader market, as well as key reasons why. How close we are to be able to do this, and much more? The technologies are very nearly here already, and newsrooms are starting to embrace the possibilities.
Your computer will become empathetic: Practical advancements in Artificial Intelligence will start to enable a more contextual form of computing with some of our devices, particularly smartphones and smart speakers. Going beyond the simple question and single, discrete response that typically marks these interactions now, we should start to see more human-like responses to our queries and requests. Multi-part conversations, more comprehensive answers, as well as appropriate and even insightful suggestions based on what it is we’re doing (or trying to do), will start to give us the sense that our devices are getting smart. Ironically, part of the way this development will likely occur is by learning more about people and how they think—essentially building a form of digital empathy.” — Bob O’Donnell, president, founder and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research, a market research and consulting firm
Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: AI becomes real for medicine in 2018. It is expected that by the end of this year, around half of leading healthcare systems would have adopted some form of AI within their diagnostic groups. And while a lot of this adoption will happen first in the diagnostic medical specialties, we’re seeing solutions for population health, hospital operations and a broad set of clinical specialties quickly follow behind. During 2018, we’ll also begin the adoption of a technology that may truly transform the way providers work, and the way patients experience healthcare, on a global scale.