Artificial intelligence is the future of technology and how we perceive it. With the recent influx of personal assistants from places like Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, it’s notable how artificial intelligence is growing. With the ability to learn and adapt to its environment can prove to be a game changer in how computers work. For instance, autonomous vehicles, manufactures such as tesla and many more use multiple sensors, whether sonar or optical, to take in its environment and through an artificial intelligence it decides if it needs to speed up, slow down, change lanes etc. But that is just one use of artificial intelligence in action, there are many others.
Whilst AI is software-based its main use is to control robotics. A simple example of this currently being used would be a Roomba. The small vacuum moves in a forward until it bumps into a wall which tells it to turn and go in another direction until the room is clean or the battery runs low to return to the docking station. A more complex example of this would be a full-fledged humanoid robot. Imagine this, you’re twenty years into the future and you walk into a nursing home. You’ll most likely see many robots using AI to take care of the patients. Their AI would be able to take care of the patients and their needs by learning and adapting to the needs of the patients around them. Whether that be keeping track of a patient’s needs like keeping them healthy or helping them get around. They would also be able to monitor the vitals of the patient and use their knowledge to decide whether they need to take a pill or if they are at increased risk of something like heat stroke because they were outside all day.
Another amazing use for AI is surgeries. Robots are the future of surgeries; they are much more precise then the way traditional surgeries are accomplished. Take the DaVinci machine at the University of Pennsylvania hospital, it uses robots to assist surgeons during operations. Its precision and accuracy cut down on recovery time and has helped many people with very complex surgeries. Now imagine cutting out the doctor and replacing it with an AI, able to adapt with the situation, make life changing decisions in milliseconds and has more knowledge then most doctors due to having an entire database of medical information at its disposal which it can recall to any of it as fast as it needs.