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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Our Lives

Artificial intelligence (AI) was once the solely the subject of science fiction dreams, but it is fast becoming our new reality. AI can be used in many different industries for many different tasks, and it is apparent that in our near future we will be interacting with it daily.

In what ways will artificial intelligence change our lives?

Self-Driving Cars.

Of all the advances in AI technology, the self-driving, or autonomous, vehicle has to be the one that most people are aware of. Today every vehicle on the roads has to have a driver behind the wheel, but we are drawing closer to the time that AI will take over this job, and all we will have to do is sit in the car as we’re driven to our destination. It’s an exciting prospect for many, although there are also concerns regarding safety; after all, machines do malfunction. Professional drivers are also worried about this, as it could affect their ability for employment.

Medical Search Queries.

When people are unwell, they want a diagnosis quickly. Gone are the days of calling up the local doctor for an appointment; now people are turning to the internet to help them. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, since the web is full of contradictory information, and you might be getting the wrong advice. By using AI in medical search queries, and using a dedicated platform, you will get the right information and be diagnosed much quicker than by traditional means. Hill Web understands health and medical related searches and can help your business show up in health knowledge graphs.

Dangerous Jobs.

Using artificial intelligence to make robots take over the most dangerous jobs that people currently do will save many lives, and make the workforce more efficient. Although these robots aren’t robots in the traditional sense – they are more like drones – they can still be used to do jobs such as diffusing bombs, handling toxic substances, working in intense heat, and where noise levels are harmful to humans. Right now, these robots are controlled by humans, using remote controls, but in the future, it is thought that complete automation will occur, so that they will simply be sent out into the field to get the job done, and no one needs to be involved at all.

Company.

Haven’t we all watched Luke Skywalker interact with R2D2 and C3PO and wished to have our own robot companion? Artificial intelligence could see that dream become a reality. Scientists and researchers are working hard to make robots seem as human as possible, and give them ‘thoughts’ and ‘emotions’ so that people can interact with them as they would anyone else. At the moment, there are robots out there that can read human emotions and answer questions accurately. This could be ideal for the elderly, for example, who are often on their own and feel lonely. Or perhaps it would be of use for children who have an illness that means they can’t go out with friends very much – they can still have someone to play with.


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