Ever since AplhaGo, a learning computer built by Deep Mind, beat the world Go champion in Seoul Korea in March 2016, AI has been firmly on the map, and when you consider the depth of play in this ancient Chinese board game, it amazing that a computer learned how to play the game and after a training period, it beat the 18 times World Champion, Lee Sedol by 4 games to 1. Storing data on a computer and getting it to carry out calculations is one thing, but building a machine that can learn is something else completely, and there seems to be no limit as to what we can do with this technology.
They are already on the road in some countries and with the expected rollout of 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a network controlled by AI that will include traffic management. Of course, it will take a bit of getting used to sitting in a car that is driving itself, but in theory, there should be zero accidents, as the AI-managed grid tracks all vehicles and can communicate with them all.
Personal Interaction with Humanoids
The humanoid is a very advanced robot and it learns about the people it serves and in the year 2040, it is expected that every household will have at least one humanoid helper. Today, we are seeing touch screen information boards and vending machines, which are installed by Rhenus High Tech, a leading UK white glove logistics company, and as time passes, these devices will develop to the point where they will talk to you and provide essential services.
The machine learning experts have managed to train computers to accurately diagnose X-Ray images, with a 99% success rate, while specialist companies are building very advanced robots that can carry out highly complex brain surgery. How did they achieve such a goal you might ask? The development team uploaded 100,000 X-Rays and also gave the computer parameters and after some time, the computer has learned how to accurately diagnose X-Ray images, and every time it is fed another image, it adds that new knowledge to its existing knowledge database. If you are looking to take a vacation at the end of the lockdown, here are a few tips on how to save money when on holiday.
Smart Homes – Clean Energy
Of course, all homes will be powered by solar energy and that will eliminate the millions of tonnes of carbon that fossil-fuel burning power stations send into the atmosphere every year. AI will manage your home 24/7, monitoring solar energy levels, turning on the climate control and your dinner will be ready as you arrive back after a hard day at the office. It will even keep an eye out for intruders and alert your mobile device should you receive a visitor, which is great. As you drive into your property, the gates open and the car is put on charge, ready for your next journey and who knows how far AI will take us? Here is some UK government information on Artificial Intelligence, which is a recommended read.
If you are looking for a rewarding career, machine learning is a great sector to enter, as AI takes over the world, with us firmly in control, of course.