From chatbots to autonomous vehicles, it’s only a matter of time before AI (artificial intelligence) takes over our world. Yet, will it transform every industry and help us improve our lives for the better?
Many of the articles you see online have already covered the specifics of the applications of AI. In this article, we will take a step back and examine how AI is restructuring our society — look at a few predictions to see what’s in store for the future.
AI and Machine Learning Will Transform Scientific Research
Clinical trials are expensive and time-consuming. And though scientists and scientific papers have increased, new ideas and innovative discoveries are slowing down.
Thanks to AI and ML (machine learning), scientists may no longer experience the age of discovery. Instead, you can expect to see a major improvement in what AI can accomplish in science. Humans will have the power to explore issues, address and successfully tackle them with computers and AI.
With AI, it has the ability to analyze large data sets and discover patterns and the relationships between them. In the future, scientists will have the power to unleash discoveries — with AI being the driving force to transform scientific research into a faster process.
The Success of Entertainment Will Depend on AI
How does Netflix know which movies to recommend for you to watch? AI is behind this, which is helpful for streaming platforms to personalize customers’ content.
Yet, AI is moving the entertainment industry beyond its limitations. In the future, you might be able to sit down and order a custom movie that features virtual actors of your choice.
Furthermore, the predictive algorithms will analyze the storyline of film scripts and forecast it for box office potential.
AI Will Address the Climate Crisis
Already, AI is making great strides in helping the climate, from helping to reduce emissions to tackling the plastic waste problem. However, we still have much to work on when mitigating the socioeconomic threats that climate change poses to our society. For instance, carbon pricing policies are still in the infancy stages. However, do we have a full understanding of their effectiveness?
While we have many ideas in place, they will require AI assistance further. One potential method involves AI powering prediction markets, tying policy to impact and giving us a holistic view of the environment.
In the future, it may have the power to show us simulations of the earth in a digital aspect. However, this would require large amounts of real-time data to detect trends that humans cannot sense.
Moreover, new technologies — such as ones that capture and remove carbon dioxide — cannot succeed without:
- AI-powered risk modeling
- Downstream effect prediction
- And the ability to foresee consequences.
AI Will Enable Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine has remained an aspiration for a good while. But one compelling aspect of AI will involve synthesizing individual medications to treat patients. Furthermore, AI could potentially synthesize and predict personalized treatments in the near future.
With that in mind, this wouldn’t require any clinical trials. In other words, AI will have the ability to analyze a digital version of your biology. Then, it will help hospitals successfully treat people with medicines tailored specifically to their human genome.
In addition, doctors can analyze data and customize health care to each patient’s environment and lifestyle. The human body is complex, and we still know little about how drugs work in our systems.
But with AI, we can make sense of it all and create solutions that play a role in improving health care.
AI Will Play an Essential Role in Our Lives
As you can see, artificial intelligence will likely impact the crucial facets of our society and economy over the years. Some of these trends we will foresee within the next decade. While we are still in the early stages of this incredible technology, it will be exciting to see how AI plays out in the future.
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