Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but many researchers think we’re finally getting close to making AI a reality. Like that in the last few years, scientists have made breakthroughs in “machine learning,” using neural networks, which mimic the processes of real neurons. This is a type of “deep learning” that allows machines to process information for themselves on a very sophisticated level, allowing them to perform complex functions like facial recognition. Big data is speeding up the AI development process, and we may be seeing more integration of AI technology in our everyday lives relatively soon.
Here are some of the future ideas which are beneficial and create an impact in our day to day life might also affect us.
AUTOMATIC TRANSPORT: We’re already seeing the beginnings of self-driving cars, though the vehicles are currently required to have a driver present at the wheel for safety. Despite these exciting developments, the technology isn’t perfect yet, and it will take a while for public acceptance to bring automated cars into widespread use. Google began testing a self-driving car in 2012, and since then, the U.S. Department of Transportation of different levels of automation, with Google’s car classified as the first level down from full automation. Other transportation methods are much closer to automation, such as buses and trains.
CYBORG TECHNOLOGY: One of the main limitations of being human is simply our own bodies—and brains. Researchers think that in the future, we will be able to augment ourselves with computers and enhance many of our own natural abilities. Though many of these possible cyborg enhancements would be added for convenience, others might serve a more practical purpose. Scientists believe that AI will become useful for people with amputated limbs, as the brain will be able to communicate with a robotic limb to give the patient more control. This kind of cyborg technology would significantly reduce the limitations that amputees deal with on a daily basis.
RISKING SOME DANGEROUS JOBS: Robots are already taking over some of the most hazardous jobs available, including bomb defusing. These robots aren’t quite robots yet, according to the researchers. They are technically drones, being used as the physical counterpart for defusing bombs, but requiring a human to control them, rather than using AI. Whatever their classification, they have saved thousands of lives by taking over one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. As technology improves, we will likely see more artificial intelligence integration to help these machines function. Other jobs are also being reconsidered for robot integration. Welding, well known for producing toxic substances, intense heat, and earsplitting noise, can now be outsourced to robots in most cases. Robot Worx explains that robotic welding cells are already in use, and have safety features in place to help prevent human workers from fumes and other bodily harm.
RESOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate change might seem like a tall order from a robot, but machines have more access to data than one person ever could be storing a mind-boggling number of statistics. Using big data, AI could one day identify trends and use that information to come up with solutions to the world’s biggest problems.
ELDER CARE: Everyday life is a struggle, and may have to hire outside help to manage their care, or rely on family members. AI is at a stage where replacing this need isn’t too far off, says one of the computer scientists at Washington State University. “Home” robots could help seniors with everyday tasks and allow them to stay independent and in their homes for as long as possible, which improves their overall well-being.
Although we don’t know the exact future, it is quite evident that interacting with AI will soon become an everyday activity. These interactions will clearly help our society evolve, particularly in regards to automated transportation, cyborgs, handling dangerous duties, solving climate change, friendships and improving the care of our elders. And finally, robots do most of our jobs in the technological world. Can’t we just make them our friends! Yes, when robots are so friendly to society, they do create some impact as below.
ROBOTS AS OUR FRIENDS: A company in Japan made the first robot companion in 2015, it was like a robot which understands our emotions and feelings. The robot was programmed to read human emotions, develop its own emotions, and help its human friends stay happy. It was named as ” Pepper”. Pepper is the first humanoid robot capable of recognizing the principal human emotions and adapting his behavior to the mood of his interlocutor.
Is it all a good thing? When Sherry Turkle, professor of social studies of science and technology at MIT, who believes that replacing human time with robots for older adults is not where we should go. “I believe that this breaks the compact between generations,” she says in a TED talk. These machines do not understand us. It is an inappropriate use of technology. Asking robots to do this job is asking more of machines and less of each other.