Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we live and work. It is already the driving force behind emerging technologies such as big data, robotics, and the Internet of Things, and will continue to be a major innovator in the near future. Robotics and AI are inextricably linked; according to research conducted by Huawei, our quality of life will be greatly improved by increasingly intelligent, sophisticated, and versatile robots. The same report states that by 2025, 14% of households worldwide will have a smart home robot.
AI is advancing up the value chain from being a reactive responder to orders to becoming a proactive agent of change. Undoubtedly, the future of AI assistants will depend on their ability to predict and act proactively in a way that is useful and not annoying to us as humans. As machine learning techniques and the data that enable them mature, we can expect machines to behave less like intrusive meddlers and more like trusted advisors and trainers. AI is an emerging field; currently it is known as weak AI due to its limitations.
However, the future of artificial intelligence lies in developing robust AI. At present, AI can only outperform humans in certain specific tasks, but in the future AI is expected to surpass humans in all cognitive tasks. This will undoubtedly have both positive and negative consequences. In short, while robots of the future may replace humans when it comes to performing dangerous tasks, they are unlikely to be the go-to therapist in times of difficulty. And these may be better-paying jobs than those lost due to the adoption of artificial intelligence.
However, the greater presence of AI in our lives will open up opportunities for new technologies and careers that do not currently exist. The various applications of artificial intelligence in logistics can have a profound impact on operations. In a broader sense, the result of using artificial intelligence will be that people will be happier and more satisfied if they are doing more attractive jobs, which will create a domino effect of increased productivity, efficiency, and ultimately greater economic growth for the various industries that make up a nation's economic engine and its society as a whole. Artificial intelligence in gaming is designed to provide players with a realistic experience with an opponent who plays like a real human would - think Free Guy. There is clear evidence that AI has moved from being seen as a “primary curiosity” to being seen as a “key ingredient” for leading organizations. AI will also facilitate the detection of criminal activities and the resolution of crimes as facial recognition and fingerprint technologies become more commonplace.