Guest blog post by Max Wegner
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase “artificial intelligence”? Perhaps it’s the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or maybe it’s chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov losing to IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer. While those are indeed examples of artificial intelligence, examples of AI in the real world of today are a bit more mundane and a whole lot less sinister.
In fact, many of us use AI, in one form or another, in our everyday lives. The personal assistant on your smartphone that helps you locate information, the facial recognition software on Facebook photos, and even the gesture control on your favourite video game are all examples of practical AI applications. Rather than being a part of a dystopian world view in which the machines take over, current AI makes our lives a whole lot more convenient by carrying out simple tasks for us.
What’s more, there’s a lot of money flowing into a lot of companies working on AI developments. This means that in the near future, we could see even more practical uses for AI, from smart robots to smart drones and more.
To give you a better understanding of the current state of AI, our friends at appcessories.co.uk have put together this helpful Artificial Intelligence infographic. It will give you the full rundown, from categories to geography to finances. Check it out, and you’ll see why AI is so essential to our everyday lives, and why the future of AI looks so bright.