Do you want to get a glass of water by not having to get up from the couch? There is one way to do it: You ask someone to bring it to you, but if you have no one around you, you could wish for a robot to do the task for you. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence, it does not seem like a joke anymore.
Artificial Intelligence is the marriage of utmost innovation and programming. We can say that Artificial Intelligence or AI is the most “intelligent” form of IT and engineering and is inspired by the master of all bits of intelligence – the human brain.
From clapping your hands for turning off the fan to using robotics in the industrial sector, AI has merged profusely in almost all areas of human life and is not going to stop any time soon. A great many people have shown their concerns regarding the future of artificial intelligence as the fear of robots and other tech replacing and worse, damaging humans prevail. So, understanding the extent to which this technology can propagate further becomes essential at this point.
Where is AI Standing?
AI has been a part of our lives for sixty years, and during this time, it has achieved significant milestones. We can use AI to diagnose diseases, play chess, paint cars, and do a lot more that might not get covered in the post. Tech experts and programmers have integrated years of expertise and knowledge in inculcating different techniques to make AI to where it is today.
Today’s Systems and Artificial Intelligence
The Watson and AlphaGO systems are among many others that have successfully incorporated Artificial Intelligence and made the industries a whole lot functional and efficient in their work. The integrated technology in the AI can store massive amounts of essential data in their cores and easily detect different patterns that help not only solve but also find out any faults occurring in due time. This way, a lot of industries in the manufacturing sectors are rendered safe from huge losses. Take motion or temperature sensors, for example. While it was a difficult job for humans to get into intricate machinery to detect faults and fix them right in time, AI has been doing a great job in navigating the problem at hand and working to fixate any underlying issue.
To a considerable extent, AI has pretty much become successful in shifting the workload from humans through fast and secure services such as taking orders, making payments, and cleaning areas. Although these services were primarily created for the ease of humans, fears have started to develop about artificial intelligence, future jobs and unemployment of labor.
Integration of AI in Future Jobs and Businesses
A 2017 study suggests in the near time, at least 60percent of total businesses and jobs in the world will become fully or almost fully automated. This calls for fear of unemployment for the labor class, especially. The future of artificial intelligence in business is also expected to be taking places of statisticians, data analyzers, and recruiters. Artificial intelligence future jobs, in a broader meaning, will be more about replacing mundane, manual work as compared to highly skill-oriented jobs.
An example can be seen in the IT sector, where the demand for a Machine Learning Engineer in the market has risen to 344 percent, and the numbers are on the increase in all relevant areas.
AI in the Creative Sector
Some people from the creative industries are also concerned about losing their jobs due to the increasing innovation getting instilled in AI.
They think that as AI can recognize challenging patterns and deep learning is getting more potent with time, it is becoming more evident that robotics with AI will soon be taking over the creative sector as well through algorithmic learning. However, this requires superhuman intelligence, which is not coming on the surface anytime more shortly, at least not within the next five decades or so.
Also, we do not see a lot of much over-hyped negativity happening anytime soon due to one weak point the technology has: Lack of Common Sense.
What Do We Expect?
When considering the future trends of artificial intelligence, it is essential we think of the lack of common sense this technology faces. Merely speaking, common sense is an intuitive human behavior that defines certain things to be noticeable. So, rather than identifying and taking the time to root out each situation, the human mind is able to conclude according to the case and make a decision. The ability to make such decisions is not found in AI machinery currently. For this matter, and others to improve the technology to an even larger scale, it is essential to have codified information from knowledge-representation languages. With the help of such strategic initiatives, AI machines would be better able to learn crucial concepts to grab common sense behaviors – take cause and effect relationship, for example.
Also, we expect from the technologists and experts in the IT sector to integrate certain factors in the AI, such as perceptions, reasoning, representation, learning, and, most importantly, knowledge. With the help of these components, we can be able to achieve even greater heights in technology. Cognitive architectures are, however, highly needed to integrate these components first.
Using multi-agent systems, reasoning based on experience, multimodal person to machine communication, action planning, and artificial vision, will help in taking AI to the next level.
With all the wonders, artificial intelligence is bringing in today’s world, it has also created an environment of fear among many, given its “endless” potentials. However, the road to the ultimate form of Artificial Intelligence is going to be painstakingly long and challenging. We can say the apprehensions associated with it are being projected too soon when the technology is just in its evolving stage. As Carl Sagan suggests that the time covered by this technology is relatively equivalent to a blink of an eye, according to the Cosmic Scale.
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