Artificial intelligence is a phrase that we’re all familiar with – it’s been part of the science fiction world for decades. And while there have been some limited forms of AI that have been around for a number of years, such as Internet bots, 2017 marked the first year that real development was made into true AI.
While it proved to be nothing more than a formative year, it has provided the building blocks for more advanced AI systems that are starting to show their strengths as we make our way through 2018.
The focus right now is turning AI into a global tool that could improve a number of industries, with a big focus on the medical field. For the first time in history, AI is showing us more about the human body and how it’s made up than ever before, and doctors are using that knowledge to treat diseases of every nature.
Even other industries have begun to adopt AI, such as the casino industry, where some casino no deposit sites are almost completely automated, with very little human oversight necessary on a day-to-day basis.
The growing belief among the public is that AI will eventually take away our jobs and leave us homeless, but the truth of the matter is more complex. For many white-collar jobs, AI permeation will become more apparent in the coming years, where it will be used as a tool on the job more than anything else.
There are some industries that may suffer from the introduction of AI into the work place, but for the most part, white-collar jobs seem to be safe for now.
The idea right now for AI development in the work place is to provide intelligent augmentation. Allowing the worker to make use of advanced, automated, and intelligent systems to work through a problem quickly and thoroughly, which would be exceptionally useful in the medical field where a quick diagnosis is often what saves a life.
It’s very doubtful that AI will ever actually replace doctors in the medical field, there will always be a need for human oversight, but the AI will allow some people to do their jobs in a more efficient manner.
AI Will Become More Closely Watched
Thanks to films like Terminator 2, which came out in the 1980s, there’s been a wide fear that AI will become too advanced, and will eventually turn, taking hold of our military weapons and using them against us.
The truth of the matter is that scientists and developers have always been well-aware of the dangers of AI, and for that reason, there are a number of international agencies designed with the sole intent of ensuring that AI never gets out of control.
The more artificial intelligence develops over the course of the next few years, so too will it become more closely scrutinised. But for now, the hope is to use AI to make the world a better and more enlightened place.