While some still consider artificial intelligence to be human-like robots from Star Wars, it actually is a part of our daily life, the essential part sometimes.
Of course human-like technology able to make reasonable decisions still exists only in our dreams (or nightmares maybe?), we face its foregoers more often than some might think. Things like Siri or Alexa, and even Google Translator are artificial intelligence technologies.
But most of all, it is a hot topic these days! Today we are talking about AI and how it can help your business.
What Is Artificial Intelligence
Broadly speaking, artificial intelligence is machines mimicing human (natural) brain performnce. It is targeted on such human intelligence faculties as problem solving and learning (deduction implementation and decision making are expected).
Now let’s look at the categories that AI had been divided into:
Artificial narrow intelligence focuses on one certain task and works on studying the info about it, searching the solution or improving a required skill. It is also called ‘weak’ for only being able to apply intelligence to a certain single subject.
Artificial General Intelligence is capable of performing all the tasks the human mind performs. It is also called ‘strong’ for having such skills.
Artificial Superintelligence is a technology that transcends the human brain in all aspects of its capabilities, including highly developed social skills besides scientific and general knowledge.
Where Can You Use Artificial Intelligence
If I were to ask you to name ten ways of implementing AI in mobile applications, you won’t probably manage to do so right of the bat. However, what will most likely come to your mind first is smart voice assistant.
Nowadays AI is widely embodied in intelligent voice assistants such as Siri, Google Now or Alexa. That way the technology is available on smartphones, tablets and smart speakers. Voice assistants may be able to answer your information requests, call someone from your contact list, or operate your smart home.
Anyway, there are actually various fields for you to develop an artificial intelligence aid for your project, and here are some of them:
When it comes to education, AI can enhance and improve teaching skills, restructure the materials to draw attention to the core info, create a more natural learning environment (for example, when learning spoken foreign language).
As of mentioned earlier, AI in a form of smart assistant is able to correlate with your smart home technology. Yet there are other examples of how artificial intelligence helps us sustain the household. It covers different aspects from your safety by watching the security system to basic daily tasks like vacuuming the floors.
AI is of great help when creating the treatment and recovering plans for patients provided all the necessary data from their files (however it is a personal decision whether to trust such prescriptions). AI is also widely used to diagnose and operate patients, and there is considerable effort made towards developing this field.
Apps like Snapchat and Instagram analyze, for example, how users interact with the filters to figure the preferences and create new relevant content based on the results. Basically there are huge amounts of user data convenient for determining user requirements, and artificial intelligence technology succeeds greatly in investigating it.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning terms are very often intertwined, and for a solid reason. They are both sections of one large concept of machines being ‘smart’ in a human way. However, even though they are correlated, they are different things.
Machine learning is a subcategory of AI that represents providing data to a computer for it to study and implement algorithms to it itself.
Basically, AI overall is a highly responsive technology; it actively searches new information, when on the other hand machine learning will require you changing the model to alter the learning algorithm.
Another branch is Artificial Neural Networks.
Neural networks were created to mimic the work of human or animal brain. They better the performance - or ‘learn’ - by studying large amounts of examples. Usually it doesn’t require programming for specific tasks.
However, it’s not all cotton candy and flowers, there are some points to AI development that are rather concerning for a significant group of people.
For example, machines learning to do certain tasks absolves the need of human personnel, which leads to the threat of increased unemployment among the middle class.
And of course, we couldn’t fail to mention Professor Stephen Hawking’s statement that artificial intelligence presents a great threat to humanity. It is evolving much faster, and according to his words, if - and when - it surpasses our own abilities, we’re doomed.
However, most of the scientists are not so skeptical and catastrophic thinking. They believe that achieving Superintelligence is still far from our reality and that for now artificial intelligence is an aid in our daily and more serious researching tasks.
We hope you found this information helpful.
If you have any additional questions or want to develop your own AI application, feel free to contact us. Thunderrise Dev Team is at your service.