Artificial intelligence was born years ago and today it already lives with you, you use it all day even though sometimes you don’t even notice it. The AI we use today is very powerful, it makes us superhuman, but it is just in its infancy, it keeps growing, evolving to amazing and even terrifying points.
Understanding it today is the only way to guarantee that you will use it to your advantage and not that it will eventually use you. Observe its evolution and know what are the trends that Artificial Intelligence has for 2020.
Let’s quickly understand what artificial intelligence is and how it works:
It is understood the Intelligence as:
“The ability to collect data and use it to act based on long and short term predictions”
You’ll notice that it’s something your brain does with every decision you make, like choosing the day’s clothes or answering the question do you want ice cream?
If there is anything non-human that can achieve this same definition of Intelligence, it is Artificial Intelligence.
From the route that Waze takes you to reach a destination, the products that Amazon offers you while you are scrolling, the moment you unlock your cell phone with facial recognition or when a Tesla in automatic pilot mode brakes only in the event of a possible collision (I have been fortunate enough to drive a Tesla and experience that magical and terrifying moment, when you say, I’m going to trust this machine to slow down…?… and slow down ?)
AI by 2020:
Due to the massive investment and research in this area, currently one of the most used and reliable forms of biometric identification is facial recognition. The effectiveness of the tool will continue to increase as well as the uses we make of it. For example China, where citizens will have to scan their faces in order to have Internet access
Bias in Algorithms:
More and more companies and organizations rely on machine learning models to make decisions for them, such as choosing to give credit, make contracts or offer products in an online store. Unfortunately these models can generate biased decisions. A sample of these biases happened recently when the creator of Ruby on Rails denounced sexism in Apple’s credit line through a thread in Tuiter.
Media and AI-driven entertainment:
The entertainment and media industry is about to be revolutionized by the use of artificial intelligence. There are videos on Youtube generated 100% by artificial intelligence that serve, among other purposes, political agendas in election seasons. But there are also ethical uses, for example this DeepFake by David Beckham in the “Malaria Must Die” campaign in which through AI we can see a very real Beckham speaking in different languages.
Advertising with Artificial Intelligence:
Today with Machine learning companies like Rosebud.ai can create faces of people that do not exist and completely replace the photo stock and modeling companies.
Assistants guided by AI:
The line that draws the adoption of voice commands and the line of effectiveness of a voice assistant, are about to collide. Today, the most popular assistants are part of the popular domain. Today you talk about Siri how in the late 90’s you identified what Yahoo was doing. The most used assistants today are: Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana. According to ComScore:
“By 2020, 50% of all Internet searches will be through voice.
Watch the interview we did with Carlos Ordoñez, technical evangelist for Amazon Alexa.
There are companies like Atom Wise, which design new molecules through Machine Learning to fight diseases like multiple sclerosis and Ebola. Its AtomNet technology is the first deep learning neuronal network for the design and discovery of structure-based drugs.
AI as political representatives:
How much longer can the system of public representation in which we deposit the fate of our nations endure? If we are automating decisions and services in many areas, why not try politics as well? In this talk Ted, Cesar Hidalgo explains this radical idea and how to make it viable.
AI generates new jobs
Much has been said about all the jobs that are being lost to automation and Artificial Intelligence. Let’s talk about all the jobs generated by AI.
According to the 2018 report of the World Economic Forum, by 2022 Artificial Intelligence will generate 133 million new jobs, many more and better jobs than those that are lost.
The number 1, software programmers, the most important asset for AI to continue evolving and being at the service of humanity are and will be for many years those with the ability to program.
These new jobs will be a new division of labor between humans, machines