One of the most significant tech developments in decades, artificial intelligence is getting ever closer to being a common feature in our day-to-day lives. Already being used to predict user behavior, we take a look at the possibilities of the future of AI advancements.
1. Safer Roads
Self-driving vehicles have been in development for some time, and they’ve already made it onto the roads. However, as AI becomes even more advanced, it won’t be uncommon to see completely self-driven cars, trucks, and taxis on the highway. As well as increasing convenience, AI inspired vehicles should make our roads safer. With the majority of traffic accidents caused by human error, self-driven vehicles have the potential to drastically reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities.
2. Body Enhancements
By combining AI with robotics, scientists are already creating more life-like disability aids and artificial limbs, meaning people with disabilities can regain function in various parts of their bodies. With new tech enabling people with complete or partial paralysis to regain control over their movements, and more advanced surgery available via AI-based robotics, the way we approach our health will be revolutionized with the future of AI technology.
3. Unlimited Virtual Assistance
Designed to make our lives easier, AI will enable everyone to have a virtual assistant on hand whenever they need it. As well as following instructions, AI technology will ensure virtual assistants are able to accurately predict your needs and respond to them without voice commands or scheduled-instructions.
4. Increased Safety
Workplace health and safety improved dramatically throughout the 20th century, but human workers still perform a range of dangerous jobs. AI-driven devices and robots will soon be able to replace human personnel in potentially dangerous situations and increase safety in the process. Currently, there are a number of robots being used to carry out potentially harmful tasks, but these are generally controlled or operated by humans. As the technology continues to develop, however, the human operation won’t be required, as AI-based robots will have the ability to assess, evaluate and respond to situations even more accurately than humans do.
5. New Jobs and Industries
The rise of AI and increased automation has led to concerns regarding employment, with many people predicting than current job roles will become obsolete when human employees are replaced by tech. On the flip side, AI has already created a wealth of job opportunities and will continue to do so. As AI becomes more of a reality, companies across all industries will be clamoring to utilize the latest tech. As a result, the IT and engineering industries will see increased demand for professionals covering a range of specialisms. Whilst AI will, inevitably, make some job roles redundant, the future of AI will also lead to increased career opportunities within the tech industry.