The concept of Artificial Intelligence has entered our everyday lives for good. It is not new. It was already known in the 1950s and was invented by John MC Carthy in 1956. Where did it come from?
Can artificial intelligence really pose a threat to humans? Or maybe it works in his favor? Experts’ opinions are divided.
Artificial intelligence – what does this concept contain?
It covers many levels of knowledge, which include fuzzy logic and robotics. Distinguishing features of artificial intelligence are, for example, making decisions in the absence of all data, logical reasoning, process management such as in robotics, diagnostics based on many component data, speech recognition, images, etc., as well as machine learning processes.
The precursor of the development of artificial intelligence, John Mc Carthy, spoke about it with the idea of ”constructing machines whose operation could be said to be similar to human expressions of intelligence.”
Helpful every day
Artificial intelligence is increasingly entering everyday life, and this is facilitated by universal digitization of life. Today, when uploading a photo on Facebook, we are often surprised by a message that notifies other people in the photo about it.
Social media themselves sign photos of our friends recognizing faces even if these photos come
from distant periods when they looked a bit younger.
This is a great example of the use of artificial intelligence.
We talk to artificial intelligence by submitting complaints about various services over the internet. She tells us a solution variant and redirects to the appropriate department that is to deal with the problem.
An example of artificial intelligence is also the famous Shazam application that recognizes the musical song we are listening to in a few seconds. And it doesn’t have to be intimate music reproduction. The program will catch the melody even if we are in a crowded pub full of different sounds.
Banking processes have been supported by artificial intelligence for years. The so-called risk and threat assessment have long been using an anti-fraud platform that warns against the possibility of extorting credit and is associated with banks and loan institutions.
Currently, bank analytics algorithms are supported by new solutions, including customer analysis through social media.
Although artificial intelligence has been around for a long time, its importance is growing every year. It is extended by even more beneficial and helpful applications. An example is customer service in such a way that banks can respond to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Such processes should be automatic, fast and effective.
AI functions are also slightly more seriously using country interviews to track and overtake threats. Artificial intelligence analyzes millions of conversations on the web, catching on the basis of algorithms those they think are dangerous or recognizing wanted people photographed from the satellite. Many potential terrorist threats have been exposed in this way, but this is information that doesn’t flood the internet or the headlines.
Every day, artificial intelligence is used more and more often in the industry
in the areas of automation and robotics.
The number of companies specializing in the development of artificial intelligence is growing all the time. According to analyses carried out at the Faculty of Management of the Warsaw University of Technology, currently over 3200 companies around the world are working on artificial intelligence. Studies also show that Americans are still at the forefront of AI work. Unexpectedly, China is the second country that is at the forefront of this field.
Most companies, over 1900 specialize in Big Data technology, over 1700 conduct work in the field of machine learning, and almost 700 specialize in the use of artificial intelligence in the areas of the Internet.
Chatbots, robots, algorithms that quickly analyze data are already in almost every industry. Our Polish companies are still facing a challenge to achieve a scale effect analogous to the developing world. Many domestic companies have implemented point automation in their plants and many of them still want to develop in this direction.
In Estonia, in turn, work is underway to build a special system based on artificial intelligence that would have the capacity to adjudicate in court cases.
Proceedings that would be conducted by vending machines would concern dispute items with a value not exceeding EUR seven thousand. To make this possible, you will need digital processing of documents that are to constitute evidence in individual cases. The next step is testing through properly prepared algorithms that will issue a judgment. Importantly, the system is to learn independently and thus adapt to various facts. At the end of this process, there is always a human being, because the appeal institution will continue to operate, where the judges will settle the dispute in a higher instance.
It is believed that around 2040 a level of artificial intelligence equal to the level of the human mind will be reached. Certainly, however, the skilful use of artificial will turn off human emotionality and allow it to be used in new areas where man cannot always cope.
It is estimated that half of Poles are of the opinion that artificial intelligence will significantly improve the quality of life over the next half-century. What then will be the role of a man? He will be active in new areas and set the direction of development. If the proportions are maintained, then man and machine will create an effective and durable team.