Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and is anticipated to surpass humans in many cognitive processes in the near future. The implications are both beneficial and potentially malevolent, making it imperative to keep Artificial Intelligence technologies out of the wrong hands.

The purpose of AI is to make computers independently capable of formulating decisions that people would normally make. Computers can already calculate and analyse faster than humans and with automation, they’re already replacing people in a few industries.

AI is a part of our present reality, with features like Siri, Alexa and Google Home responding intuitively and, for the most part, accurately to our commands. Auto-suggestions and auto-correct are also examples of AI at work in our daily lives.

What’s happening and what to expect in AI?

  1. Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence has earned a place in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Google’s Deep Mind outperformed physicians in a breast cancer detection trial. In the pharmaceutical industry, AI can perform various tasks in less time and with greater precision.

AI may one day be able to diagnose illnesses remotely based on symptoms and medical history. With a fitness band, AI can analyse daily habits, suggest treatment options and assist in prescription delivery. 

  1. Education

In manufacturing facilities, skilled labour will eventually be replaced by robots and automation. AI can change the education system and help students learn according to their personality and abilities, enabling all students to fulfil their potential. 

  1. Finance

AI has the potential to surpass human management, and algorithms are already helping to manage equity funds. AI tools and strategies are expected to disrupt the financial sector as technology evolves.

  1. Military 

Artificial Intelligence is currently used in the defence industry, specifically weapons technology and strategic applications. Robots are already assisting soldiers on the battlefield, and we may see robotic soldiers in the future.

  1. Cybersecurity

AI has revolutionised cybersecurity to the extent that security systems can identify threat patterns and devise counter-attack solutions to address them.

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