Now-a-days we have fear about the killer robots and recent deaths about uber and tesla autonomous vehicles. Right now we have a question, what should we expect from AI and we think about AI. There are phenomenal advances in processor technology that increased the compute performance of the artificial neural networks. We have to remember that these are trained and they don’t think out of their function. Also they don’t have any feelings.
As a result, public interaction with AI is limited to cloud-related services like Web browsers or trained models that then are passed down to what we call “edge devices” such as smart speakers, smartphones or even cars. Initial training and continued training are still in the edge, it does not take a revolutionary change in processor technology because it is in the research stages.
AI is exactly defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. It means that it learns over time and, more importantly, learns with additional data. The more data a system utilizes for training in the form of files or even live sensors, the more accurate it will be in performing a specific task. In the form of intelligence it will never be perfect. Just like humans learns new information and interactions, but they can’t understand the feelings. Like the new teenage drivers may be caught by surprise the first time they drive on ice, but they learn from the experience and get better with time.
Artificial Intelligence is used in wide areas such as scientific, financial, web applications, manufacturing and more. It will change the world dramatically, but it won’t be perfect. With autonomous vehicles we can eliminate human deaths and separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic. That might happen, but it will require significant infrastructure changes that could take from decades to a century. So we should expect a safer world with significant advances enabled through intelligent systems.