Technology is advancing at a rapid speed and nowadays we have more power in our pockets than we had a few years ago in our homes. It is impossible to deny the increasing connection between humans and machines. Artificial Intelligence advancements have made possible the imitation of human behaviors such as problem-solving, creativity and thinking. Although many people might think of AI as an abstract notion, it’s only a matter of time before AI will become an ingrained part of our daily lives.
From SIRI to self-driving cars, AI will continue to transform every major industry from transportation, education, the workplace and many other aspects.
In this blog post we will cover 4 ways AI will affect us in the future:
1. AI and the future of jobs
“Will AI steal our jobs?” is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to the impact of AI on the workspace. A study from Redwood Software and Sapio Research appears to support these fears, revealing that IT experts believe that automation could impact 60% of businesses by 2022.
PwC in a 2017 report titled “Workforce of the future: The competing forces shaping 2030” states that while no one can certainly predict how the world will look like in 2030, people will need to practice and learn new skills otherwise they will be left behind due to automation.
While automation is happening slower than predicted, it’s important for people to understand the challenges of the future and be prepared to tackle them.
2. Climate change
AI could help solve some major problems including climate change. A lot of research work needs to be done to address this issues and AI will be at the forefront of this challenge. Robots and other machines are being developed to help reduce the effects of water and air pollution. Chemical pollutants are being captured before they enter the smokestack and damage our health.
But climate change is also a big data problem and this is why researchers are using AI in their work. They are using machine learning algorithms to identify some common traits from past climate events and then make predictions that aren’t easy for humans to identify.
3. Automated transportation
The integration of AI in cars is revolutionizing the way we think about transportation. The transition from cars with Siri assistance to driverless cars is already here thanks to Google and Tesla. Several US states have passed legislation that allows them on the road. The benefits of full automation are considered to be safer driving and less traffic congestion while implementations and infrastructure remain a challenge.
Healthcare is predicted to reap the biggest benefits of AI. Due to the enormous increase of patient data, has challenged the industry of healthcare to put that data to use and AI might have the solution. Robotics and smart devices are already revolutionizing the field of healthcare.
63% of healthcare executives around the world are actively investing in AI technologies and the adaptation of these technologies is solving many problems for the industry and the patients.
- AI is leading many advancements in healthcare treatments because AI has the ability to identify signs of disease faster and therefore provides faster diagnostics.
- Virtual assistants increase customer experience and allow patients to get answers in real time.
- It reduces costs by reducing human errors and decreases doctor visits.
- AI has the ability to design treatment plans and allows physicians to better personalize treatments.