Artificial Intelligence, also known as (AI) is a branch of computer science that focuses more on the development of intelligent machines that thinks and works like humans. AI is gaining popularity at a quicker pace; it influences the way we live, improves, and interact, customers, experience.
Presently, Artificial Intelligence is a subject widely discussed in technology, medical, education, and law, manufacturing, and business circles. Many experts and industry analysts now argue that Artificial Intelligence or machine learning is the future. But, if we look around, we all are convinced without a doubt that AI is no longer the future, it is present!
There is rapid advancement in technology, as a result of that, everyone in the world today is now connected to AI one way or the other. Talk of Siri, Netflix, Tesla, Echo, Watson, etcetera. Technology is in its initial phase, and more companies are investing resources in learning machines. That indicates a robust growth in AI apps and products now and in the future. Here’s the statistical data that shows the growth of AI
• In 2014, $300million was invested in Artificial Intelligence startups; it showed an increase of 300%.
• By 2018, over 5 billion connected devices proactively asked for support
• At the end of 2018, Customer digital assistants recognized customers by face and voice across channels.
• 15% of Apple phone owners’ now use Siri’s voice recognition capabilities.
• AI has replaced 16% of American jobs.
Since Artificial Intelligence is designing machines that can think, we can then say AI is the intelligence of machines. With AI, the process of manual work is decreased to a large extent. And because computers are used in almost every sector, humans highly depend on them. Machine learning-based technology now plays a substantial role in response to the lockdown and pandemic, especially the present existence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts now use machine learning to study the virus, test potential treatments, analyze the public health impacts, and diagnose individuals. That is, AI can be used to test any kind of diseases or viruses. AI apps can as well be used by professionals to leverage audiovisual data, text analysis, censors and chatbots. Asides that, it plays a vital role in strategic games like chess, tic tac toe, etc. That could help you busy having fun during the lockdown period.
This part of the system enables you to understand, grasp and interpret visual input on the computer.
Some systems can understand the language which is used by humans to talk to them. Some applications incorporate machines; some give special data to confer prompting, thinking and even programming. What that does is to give exhortation and clarification to the users.
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This unique software can read the text written by pen or stylus on screen or paper. It also understands letter shapes and can convert into editable text.
One best creation by humans is Robots. Robots are capable of doing multiple tasks in no time. Although they cannot be alternatives to humans, they are very efficient when doing any tasks whatsoever. However, they comprise sensors that detect physical data like heat, light, temperature, pressure, etc. just the way humans do. They also have huge memory and good processors.
The good part of these systems is that they can all adapt to the environment around them.
Benefits during Global Pandemic/Lockdown
LOW ERROR RATE:
Artificial Intelligence has a low error rate compared to humans. All you need to do is code properly. With that, experts could make findings during the global pandemic, perhaps create solutions with AI since it is error-free. AI also has incredible accuracy, speed, and can be very precise. They can’t be affected by unfriendly environments; they can also complete dangerous tasks, endure problems that might kill or injure anyone, be it mining and digging fuels (That’s hostile for humans), and lastly, they explore in space.
• During Pandemic, there is little of human effort. Hence, AI replaces humans in repetitive tasks, tedious, and other laborious works. Artificial intelligence could predict what a user will type, search, ask, and even do. They efficiently act as assistants, and they direct different actions. A perfect instance is a smartphone. Smartphones can be used to detect fraud in card-based systems and in other systems yet to exist.
Some AI applications, as earlier discussed, are used to interact with humans. Some organize and manage records — for instance, AI applications for playing numerous video games. Robots or Avatars also give tasks to keep one’s company; robotic pets can as well interact with humans. All those help in reducing depression and inactivity during the global lockdown, as there are restrictions to movements; individuals could engage in any of AI entertainment applications. One can use Netflix to be active, as all sorts of movies can be seen using Netflix at the comfort of your home, rather than going to cinemas if there is a total lockdown. You have access to a hundred percent (100%) happy life.
For medical purpose, AI helps one’s emotional state and prevent health risks. It can be used to simulate medical procedures, give information on side effects. They are used for robotic radiosurgery and other types of surgery in years to come.
AI performs precision that humans can’t because they don’t sleep, take breaks, get bored, or tired like humans. And because they can think logically without emotions, making rational decisions with little or no mistakes. That makes it adopted by health experts.
Average human works for 4 to 6 hours daily, excluding breaks. Humans are built in a way to get time out for refreshments, get their head off stress, and get ready for another new workday. Using Artificial intelligence makes machines work without taking breaks; they don’t get bored like humans. Educational institutes and other helpline centers now adopt AI to function effectively and to handle issues.
Other organizations that have a customer support team can work more by clarifying doubts and queries of their customers. They use artificial intelligence to set up Chatbot and voice bot, which can be used to help customers with all their queries. We can now see that many organizations already use those applications on their websites; customers don’t even need to move to where the organization is located. All can be done from the comfort of the customers’ homes.