HONGKONG – Artificial Intelligence has been a part of an individual’s daily life – from video games to office work. It has given people virtual assistance on just about anything under the sun. However, it has been a common scare that androids would dominate the future – taking over the world and enslaving human beings.
Antoine Blondeau begged to differ. He was manipulating the steering wheel, not the other way around, making him develop predictive texting and the voice-command assistant, Siri. He predicted that in a span of 30 years, things would be crafted to meet each person’s needs.
Robotics will be very much advanced in the near future, Blondeau continued on, making work redundant. Humans would just need to oversee, while Artificial Intelligence does the hard work.
AI would soon help in the healthcare system by providing diagnosis and prognosis. Of course, people would still need interaction with a real physician, but the screening and testing will be AI-assisted. Companies have already piloted the use of Android systems such as Samsung, Amazon, and Google.
Popular media outfits have already ‘employed’ AI journalists who are responsible for writing basic sports and economic articles based on templates and information from real human journalists.
Sentient Technologies, a firm owned by Blondeau, has already started using Android traders in the stock market. The company, together with Shoes.com, has developed the Smart Shopper, an interactive program that sorts what the clients prefer and provide suggestions based on the choices.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) collaborated with Sentient to invent an Android nurse that could evaluate blood pressure patterns to identify patients with sepsis 30 minutes before the disease progresses.
Blondeau believes that any invention and innovation has its pros and cons. That is why it is the human’s responsibility to safeguard the Artificial Intelligence industry – for the betterment of the future generations.