Our ability to analyze is what sets us, humans, apart from animals, and now here comes the thought of things—literally objects— that are powered by intelligence almost similar to that of man’s. Is artificial intelligence something we must be afraid of? Naturally, anything that we don’t understand scares us. Interestingly, AI has been with us long before we realized it. In fact, it is something we have already been taken advantage of. We just don’t know it yet or perhaps chose to overlook it. Either way, human ingenuity has given rise to robotics and digital assistants and the likes. Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is already here with us, and it doesn’t have to appear in human-like forms. AI is around us and we are embracing it in return because, more often than not, it works well on our favor. Well, for now. Here are a few common applications of artificial intelligence.
Don’t we all know who Siri is? Of course, we all do. He or she, whichever voice is set in the iPhone, is the one who started the digital craze and all. Siri has speech recognition capability and is obliged to answer any question it catches no matter how absurd that is. Other than being the ultimate digital assistant—opening the contacts, making phone calls, search on the web and all—Siri now has the intelligence to be a task manager suggesting access to banking in mobile apps on top its ability to process images. Delving deeper into its on-device intelligence, Siri can offer up a GPS pin whenever you send information of where you’re currently located. It’s contextual learning that syncs this information to your other devices and will coded end to end. Siri is also slowly evolving its intelligence to monitor your behavior when browsing the web such that advertising companies will have a hard time tracking your online activities. Isn’t he/she useful?
Amazon’s artificial intelligence is, in a way, transactional and has been existing for some time already which is the one very responsible for money to continue flowing in. Its algorithms are enhancing every year such that it has gone smarter in understanding our online behavior and use this anticipating just what exactly we are looking for or interested in buying. Don’t be surprised if Amazon starts to ship products to you before you even know realize you actually need or want them.
Netflix, our home buddy if we prefer to stay indoors. Though we are aware that it can predict what other films we might like based on past films we viewed and our reactions to them, Netflix is getting smarter over the years and no longer suggests movies based on what you’ve watched but actually suggests movies based on what you really like about these kinds of movies. You can say This is what they refer to as deep learning which means Netflix is training itself to be smarter when it comes to recommending movies. According to IT support, large amounts of data will be fed to its neural networks, a kind of technology that imitates how the human brain analyzes patterns.
Dota 2 – Open AI
One of the most addictive online games is Dota. It has earned a notorious reputation for making teenagers choose it over studies. To win in Dota, players must have good intuition to predict the opponent’s next course of action. Well, it’s similar to how you must read your opponent’s next move in a game of chess. That is natural human thinking. Dota 2 has developed a bot that continuously acquires knowledge by studying the moves of its video gamers such that it has become increasingly cunning in predicting where the other players will move, and respond accordingly to unfamiliar situations, and even influence other players’ allies to work on its favor. Dota 2 has lost just once in a game and, interestingly, made use of the data to study more of the players’ online behavior, and never again did it lose another game. How wicked is that!
A number of applications are developed to assist us with our finances. These apps are powered by artificial intelligence that helps the users plan well their expenses and savings in accordance with their spending habits and goals. Its embedded AI can also analyze contributing factors like monthly income, balance, payables, and after which it comes up with a decision to move money to the savings account. It might even work well with a team at IT security services.
Well, Sophia—the first robot to gain citizenship in Saudi Arabia—may not really be the common AI application we make use of, let alone see every day—but it is imperative that we acknowledge how far we have come. Sophia is glimpse to how artificial intelligence will be applied to make robots appear and interact like humans. Sophia is created with the ability to change facial expressions from anger to happiness to being upset. She is also meant to build meaningful relationship with people. Is that impressively scary or what?