Whether we realize it or not, in the battle of making lives better, we all are living in the age of artificial intelligence. AI and Machine learning are trending technologies with abilities to organize big data, recognize images, introduce chatbots and many more came up recently and are giving great impact to lives, as well as to businesses. People might not know a lot of things about it, but we are using it every day, even some of the biggest names in the game started using it. Don’t believe me? Well, here are a few examples of AI in use today.
The AI based-autopilot enabled cars from Tesla and AI based-autopilot in aviation industries are perfect examples of AI in use at present. It requires very little human interaction to maneuver autopilot enabled cars or flights, most of the major things are taken care of by the AI programme installed. AI is going to play even more major roles in the coming years as companies like Amazon and Walmart are heavily investing in AI-based drone delivery programs. It is to be a reality very soon.
All of us know more or less about virtual assistance services like- Google Assistance, Siri (voice assistance from Apple), or Alexa (voice assistance from Amazon), all these great apps are based on AI. While the automated bots answering the questions of customers are the example of AI-based chatbots. Modern email features, like the Smart Reply feature of Gmail, make the most of AI to scan the text of the email and provide you with contextual answers. In the near future, a smart reply will be able to provide increasingly complex responses.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, in any social media platform available, from the feeds that you see in your timeline to the notifications that you receive from these apps, everything is curated by AI. AI takes all your past behavior, web searches, interactions, and everything else that you do when you are on these websites and tailors the experience just for you. The sole purpose of AI here is to make the apps so addictive that you come back to them again and again. Even when you are going online and seeing ads or product recommendations, know that AI is working behind the scene.
The media streaming services like Netflix or YouTube, that we are using on a daily basis, the AI programmes sitting somewhere in the servers are making the decisions for you. I mean the recommended videos section has become so good at knowing your taste. You might feel that you are in total control but you are not. So, next time you are hitting play on a recommended video on YouTube or watching a recommended show on Netflix remember that AI is working there.
As you can see, every time we are using our smartphones, surfing the internet, buying products online, wasting time on social media or watching favorite videos on media streaming service, AI is lurking behind the scene. Let us know how you feel about AI impacting our lives by writing in the comments section below.