Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life

Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life

The use of machines which are programmed to think and act with some level of human intelligence is known as artificial intelligence. This has already started to affect our daily life in ways that we could not even have begun to contemplate only a hundred years ago. Our lives have been changed beyond measure by robotics and AI and this technology is used in a wide array of day to day services. In spite of AI being at its infancy even now, we have already benefited immensely.

The Roomba vacuum cleaner

For a start, AI can be used to perform the most boring and/or dangerous jobs of daily life. There are already robotic systems that perform services like fire-fighting, thus reducing the danger courted by civilians. Moreover, there are a lot of devices in the market that can be programmed to the preferred setting and they will perform household chores without much human input. Vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, lawn mowers, etc. are examples of this kind of use of AI.

Another very important use of this technology is its use in security, both at the national and at the individual level. Sophisticated burglary alarm systems make use of such technology while national security agencies use data on AI systems, which provide a highly accurate output of problems the nation might face. It has its uses in crime fighting as well. With the help of available data, criminal profiles can be built and analysed in order to help fight crime more effectively.

AI benefits education

Artificial intelligence is used in education and learning in various ways. It can be used to provide personalised tutoring and analyses student's study patterns to predict when they will get stuck and provide assistance at the level by alerting the tutor. For students with learning disabilities, this technology can be immensely helpful as well. Educational software can be adapted to the individual needs of different students, provide feedback, and automate time consuming tasks like grading, leaving the teacher free to pursue actual teaching.

In addition to students, elderly and disabled people can also benefit from this technology. The invention of robots programmed with artificial intelligence can easily assist people in need of help. Yet another use would be in speech therapy with the help of voice recognition systems. AI would also be helpful in research and development in the medical field as well as in the actual care of patients.

The potential of this technology is immense in transport. Driver-less trains and metros are already in use. There are also software programmed cars available in the market today. With the help of such vehicles, even the most inexperienced driver would be able to travel much more safely. In addition, traffic jams and detours can be avoided by analysing traffic patterns and predicting jams, which can then be prevented by alternate measures.

driver-less train
Barcelona Metro line 9

There is immense scope for artificial intelligence in all spheres of our day to day life. The uses are too many to list here, but the future looks definitely bright and interesting.



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