Understanding the Present Scenario and Future Outlook of Artificial Intelligence

By Jyoti Nigania |Email | Aug 16, 2018 | 19605 Views

In the Part 1 the history of AI is being covered. 
"Artificial Intelligence application is increasing at the fastest pace only this pattern shows the advancement in AI. In Part-1, the year wise advancement in artificial intelligence was explained but now we all are being colonized by AI and it is potentially penetrating every business functions and becomes the hot topic in this century".
Present Scenario of Artificial Intelligence:
AI is not the new technology it is very broad concept and comprises a set of powerful technologies that are emerging under it like deep learning, Reinforcement Learning and Facial Recognition and many more. AI is trending these days and yes it is the future. AI is helping us in every aspects from surgeries to criminal tracking from autonomous driving to space exploration like you name it and every industry is planning and implementing it, I don't think it is a threat if we can control it, but as a fact everything comes with its advantages and disadvantages recently most talked AI example was Sophia, a new AI humanoid robot created by David Hanson of Hanson Robotics She has been granted the citizenship in Saudi Arabia. Sophia defies conventional thinking of what a robot should look like. Designed to look like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia embodies Hepburn's classic beauty. Sophia is Hanson Robotics' latest and most advanced robot. She has also become a media darling, having given numerous interviews to multiple media outlets, sang in a concert, and even graced the cover of one of the top fashion magazines.

AI is able to answer more and more simple problems (face recognition, object recognition) and do so at a scale and cost that is very compelling. AI has beaten a top Go player, so it's clear that within a "narrow" domain it has begun to be able to do impressive things. The robot that won at Go could not operate a robot and get to or from a physical location where a physical Go game is being played, could not operate a robot to move Go pieces, could not teach a human Go, it cannot do anything but play Go. Presently there is a great advancement in autonomous vehicles or the self-driving cars. 
In current picture there is a great demand of jobs and skiils which the AI technology comprises like Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP, Speech Recognition and many more.

Within narrow domains AI is becoming very powerful and useful. Humans regularly operate across "broad" domains a bad human Go player could still get to a game, move pieces, teach someone new to the game, get home while stopping at a store to buy stuff to make a sandwich and make a sandwich when they got home there is no AI that can do any two parts of that. For repetitive tasks in a narrow domain, AI works great for anything else it doesn't work. 
Hence, in recent years, it isn't that AI has reached greater and greater heights it's that the threshold of what is hyperbolically referred to AI has been set lower and lower. Eventually a programmable microwave oven will qualify as "Artificial Intelligence." Following are the list of popular TV shows based on Artificial Intelligence:
  • Person of Interest
  • Humans
  • Intelligence
  • Numbers
  • Almost Humans
  • Minority Report
  • Caprica
  • BattleStar Galactica
  • Mr. Robot
  • Black Mirror
Companies like Google, Microsoft, Baidu and many more have start creating products which are based on Artificial Intelligence. That time is not far when we all will experience the influence of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Exponentially artificial intelligence was started with the movie "HER". It draws a deep impact over the viewers. Following are top AI technologies that are currently ruling the industry like Natural Language Processing (NLP), Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Neural Networks, Biometrics, Machine Learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Future Outlook of Artificial Intelligence:
The Artificial Intelligence technology seems optimistic and it is expected to create some dramatic changes in future. AI is transforming almost every industry. According to 2016 Gartner Research shows that by 2020, at least 30% of the companies globally will use AI in at least one fragment of thier sales process.
 All aforementioned technologies are not even close to being obsolete and each of them is pioneering AI's progress. Artificial Intelligence isn't new, but its advances are moving at an exponential and unprecedented pace. Bigger breakthroughs are just around the corner. Back in 1951, the First AI-based program was written and 65 years later, in 2016, the Tech industry achieved a landmark event with Alpha Go's victory in defeating world champion Lee Sedol by deep reinforcement learning in the complex Chinese board game of Go. We've come a long way, but something tells me we still have a long way to go. Thus, the impact of AI is going to be profound in coming years.

Source: HOB