Are You Ready?
There are many ways people benefit from artificial intelligence already. AI plays a current role in reducing commute times and operating autopilot systems. However, this is only the beginning. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk has big plans for AI going forward. Thanks to new software algorithms and advancements in cloud computing, the software can recognize patterns and "think" for itself. Here are just a few of the ways AI will change your life in the years to come.
Facial Recognition Will Become More Widespread
The latest version of the iPhone already allows people to log into their phones by using their faces. It will not be long until people can use their pretty faces to do virtually anything. Your face may become your new driver's license and new credit card when more retail and tech services can scan faces to determine whether you are who you say you are.
Soon, people may not even have to stand in line at a store. A camera can simply scan your face, determine who you are and charge your credit card for your purchase.
AI Will Cater to Your Personal Preferences
You may have already seen a feature like this if you use Spotify. The music app considers the music you listen to and caters a weekly playlist for songs you will probably like. With advancements in artificial intelligence, you may soon begin seeing more catered materials to your interests. For instance, a highly advanced system may not only recommend songs you could potentially like but create entirely new songs just for you.
More People Will Have Virtual Assistants
If you have an iPhone, then you are already familiar with Siri. Many people even have an Alexa speaker in their homes. These types of personal assistants are only going to become more advanced as time goes on. Instead of simply answering any questions you have, these devices may soon learn about your habits and cater to your needs.
For example, a new, advanced type of Alexa may learn about what food you tend to keep in the kitchen, what days you like to cook and when you last went grocery shopping. With this information, it can develop a good idea of what you will want to cook on a given day and order the groceries for you. The bags of food will wait for you when you come home from work.
AI Will Become More Mainstream in Healthcare
Many healthcare systems already use some kind of artificial intelligence, but it is not a stretch to say that by the end of 2018, a majority of the largest healthcare organizations will have adopted AI into their practices. This can drastically alter the way providers operate. AI can help with everything from hospital operations to diagnostic specialties. The next time you visit the doctor, you may see this new technology in action.
Computers May Become More Empathetic
If you tell Siri now that you feel sad, the response may simply be a frowny-face emoji. In the future, our computers may become more empathetic. This is largely dependent on software development companies learning more about how people think, but it is not a stretch of the imagination to think that one day, your smartphone can help you feel better.
Part of this also relies on creating multi-part conversations. Getting a one-word response to a serious question is not ideal, and it strengthens the idea that Siri is just a program. You may one day receive a lot of insight and genuine help from your phone.
You may start hearing more about artificial intelligence at your place of work in the coming years. How do you feel about AI becoming more prominent in society? Let us know in the comments.