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10 Future Uses of AI

The application of Artificial Intelligence will be far reaching and will likely impact many different parts of our lives. This list will go over some of the most interesting parts of the growth of artificial intelligence.

 

1. Medical Diagnosis

IBM’s Watson was able to correctly diagnose a patient quicker than many human doctors. The ability to quickly diagnose a patient is often an imperative part of proper and prompt treatment of an illness. With the possibility of AI stepping in, it is possible that doctors and robots will pair their knowledge to improve the healthcare industry.

2. Financial Analysis

AI is already being used to predict markets in the stock exchange. These systems can identify trends in the market, learn from them and buy or sell accordingly. In fact, there already exists a hedge fund using AI to predict the market.

3. Journalism

The Washington Post used robots to write stories over the Rio Olympics to free up reporters. This can help reporters focus on more complex stories or help reporters identify trends in the media landscape or in polls. The publications’ eventual goal with its software is for the robot-written stories to be indistinguishable from stories by actual reporters.

4. Education

While artificial intelligence may not be heading classrooms anytime soon, it may have a role in improving education. These systems may be able to identify problem areas in students’ understanding and communicate that to teachers to address them.

 

Facial Recognition

Facebook is already using this technology to recognize users in their photos. Other than private uses, facial recognition can be used to identify criminals in surveillance cameras without the limited need for human labor.

6. Data Mining

Artificial Intelligence can be used to log user data, analyze and predict trends in user history. This is already being used by big name advertisers to create more relevant ads. It can also be used by surveillance agencies to help predict terrorist attacks.

7. Self Driving Cars

Self-Driving cars can drastically change each industry. This will alleviate the risk of driving fatigue often experienced by truck drivers. The expansion of this technology will also free up time for users normally spent in commute to their jobs.

8. Manual Labor

Robots could aid humans in lifting, carrying and assembling goods without the risk of physical injury or long-term pain to humans. While robots may work side-by-side with humans and benefit them, it may also destroy jobs and reduce the need for a labor force.

9. Companionship

In the future, elderly care can be drastically changed with a 24/7 companion in the home. With the increased investment in this technology, seniors may have automated companions to check vitals and alert emergency crews in case of a fall or other dangers.

10. Voice Recognition

The application of voice recognition will be useful in using technology hands free and working with virtual assistants. Google, Apple and Microsoft are all using Artificial Intelligence to improve these technologies. They may also be able to learn from user input and create a custom experience automatically for each user.

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