3 Commonly Asked Questions on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for 2019

Artificial Intelligence

Do you want to know about how Artificial Intelligence will transform your daily life and our society in general?

Here, we will discuss the most frequently asked questions about artificial intelligence. As many people still consider that this technology and its implications for our lives are quite confusing and difficult to understand.

 There are three common questions and answers related to artificial intelligence and its impact on our lives.

1. Why do we need artificial intelligence?

Life would be much simpler and easier to understand if we did not have all the new technologies that are growing at an exponential speed (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Internet of Things), which are affecting all areas of our lives.

The basic idea of AI is that it allows computer programs to learn, rather than being specifically programmed to perform certain tasks. Due to Artificial Intelligence, computers can now learn to do a lot of tasks and activities that used to require human intelligence. The more data this intelligence has, the better the results it can. 

A positive result is that AI will facilitate our lives in certain areas where we need to analyze data. Here are four simple examples:

· Medical Care: Analysis of patient data and performing predictive analysis.

· Agriculture: precision agriculture that helps save and protect natural resources and allows much more efficient production.

· Commercial processes: AI has the ability to make almost everything better, faster, and cheaper.

· Education: When analyzing study data, teachers and students can be given advice on how to study better.

Another considerable benefit of AI is that it is already helping to improve the lives of children around the world. For example, in developing countries, many of them currently spend their childhood working in factories or performing other tasks not suitable for children. However, thanks to the advances in AI, these places are being operated by robots and automation, which allows more children to spend time studying, playing and enjoying their childhood, which allows their healthy development.

Besides, AI can help carry out many tasks and jobs that are too dangerous for humans. A good example of it is the use of driverless cars or autonomous cars.

2. Why should you study Artificial Intelligence?

Are you excited to study programming languages ​​such as Python and C ++?

Although doing so would be useful, many of us (including myself) do not have the time or patience to learn these languages ​​that are typically used to develop Artificial Intelligence applications. If you currently attend college or are interested in learning these languages, we would recommend that you do so because it will help you develop computational thinking.

However, it would be more beneficial to learn how artificial intelligence can change different areas of our life or work than to code specific applications with it. Also, if you have to create an artificial intelligence application, you can find expert programmers easily and quickly on Freelancers websites like Upwork.com.

We strongly believe that each person should study and learn about these areas related to Artificial Intelligence:

· What is artificial intelligence?

· How could I apply it in my field of ​​interest?

· How will he/she change our future in the short and long term?

· What does AI present the challenges and opportunities?

· What skills would you have to learn in the world of the future where AI and robots can perform more and more tasks?

3. How can we apply artificial intelligence?

How we can apply AI in our daily lives is one of the key questions in today's world. As with the other technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, as mentioned before, it is not necessary to be an AI developer or work in large technology companies. Each of us should think about how we can apply Artificial Intelligence in different areas of our personal and professional lives.

Intelligent Virtual Assistants:

By now, most of us have used Intelligent Virtual Assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Microsoft Cortana. Although most of these still work quite rudimentary, they will undoubtedly improve significantly in the coming years.

We have started using the Google Home smart device that works with Google's assistant technology. It serves simple tasks on how to put music with Spotify or give information on how long it would take to go from my home or a city where we have a conference taking into account the amount of traffic on roads.

Each company or entrepreneur can start thinking about how to create their application for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. It is a great opportunity in the future since a large number of people will be using these smart assistants and fewer traditional searches by typing in search engines like Google.com.

Some experts predict that by 2025, most commercial communications will be handled directly between the participants' virtual assistants.

Chatbots (Conversational Bots)

One of the best ways to apply AI is to learn to create Chatbots. Although many current chatbots are based on rules and offer different default options to users and work without Artificial Intelligence, learning to create them will give you the advantage to develop them in the future based on this type of intelligence.

Probably the easiest way to create a basic Chatbot is by using chatfuel.com, a chatbots tool that works on Facebook Messenger.

You can also create a Chatbot that includes some AI features using IBM Watson or Google Dialogflow.

Market research

It is another useful area in which AI can be applied in market research. There are a growing number of tools that promise to use Artificial Intelligence to analyze public opinion on certain topics. Meltwater.com is an example, but soon, probably, there will be other similar services.

In addition to Chatbots and market research, there are many other areas in which Artificial Intelligence can be applied. An interesting exercise is to make a list of the commercial activities that your company performs daily and then analyze what would happen if the AI ​​took over part or all of these tasks.

 Regardless of whether or not you apply AI in your life, it is crucial always to maintain high standards.