Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly important in the world today. Artificial Intelligence (AI), a combination of machine learning and deep learning, can handle complicated problems efficiently in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, entertainment, banking, and education.
AI’s functionality and popularity are growing by the day and whereas you might think that AI is mainly used by big businesses or in factories you might be surprised to know that AI is incorporated into a wide range of products and services available to the public today. In fact, I bet you have several examples in or outside your home right now!
To show you just what I mean, here are 5 ways AI is probably in your life without you knowing!
In your car
Companies like Toyota, Audi, Volvo, and Tesla are all incorporating machine learning in their new cars in order to train computers to think and evolve like humans when it comes to driving, such as spotting pedestrians, other vehicles, cyclists, road work and other obstacles. AI is also used in automating breaking (Collision Mitigation Braking Systems) which helps to avoid accidents by detecting the distance to the car in front and breaking as required. Many major auto manufacturers are working to create their own autonomous, or self-driving, cars which is an exciting innovation for the future.
Did you know that more than 300 billion emails are sent every day? And of those 300 billion, at least half are spam. Email providers have the daunting task of trying to filter out the spam and making sure their users, like you, receive the messages that matter. They have tried various methods to automate spam detection with machine learning so far proving to be the most effective. The popular email provider, Gmail, has managed to reach a filtration capacity of approximately 99.9%.
On your phone
Devices such as phones, laptops, and PCs these days incorporate facial recognition techniques by using face filters to detect and identify users in order to allow access, like a password. AI is used to improve photo quality, with an AI recognition of depth that enables digital image postproduction editing of blur and sharpness. You can even turn your phone into a machine vision system with some free apps allowing you to take photos which are then analysed in order to identify the photographed object.
Your retail therapy
Have you ever needed to talk to customer service for a retail website and ended up talking to a chatbot? Or have you been sent emails including products that seem perfectly picked just for you? Along with customer service, AI helps retailers improve demand forecasting, make pricing decisions, and optimise product placement. Various platforms that we use in our daily lives like e-commerce, entertainment websites, social media and more use the recommendation system to analyse data and provide customised recommendations to customers to boost engagement.
In your kid’s school
Artificial intelligence is growing rapidly with the potential to change the face of the education sector massively. The use of AI in schools has helped boost productivity among faculties and helped them concentrate more on students than office or administration work. Did you know that AI can mark school work automatically so that the teacher can have more time to teach? It’s true! In the future, AI will be able to offer a personal virtual tutor service for students, which will be accessible easily at any time and any place.