Future of Artificial Intelligence & ML

“[AI] is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity.” — AI oracle and venture capitalist Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, 2018

Artificial intelligence today is an amalgamation of all technologies that give the system capabilities to mimic human behaviour and actions. The primary application of AI is decision making. To simulate natural intelligence, one needs to learn from the environment. This is where Machine learning comes into picture. Machine Learning is a broader concept and is based on the idea that, machines, when exposed to data should be able to draw proper inferences and learn from it. They should be able to detect pattern in noisy data and also deduce the structural relations inherent in the data. An application of machine learning is its usage in predictive analytics. Machine learning has evolved into various forms like deep learning, reinforcement learning etc. The applications of AI today are very far reaching. According to CNBC, “Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council are stepping up their use of artificial intelligence tools to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. They are increasingly deploying sophisticated technology to ensure that movement is limited and social distancing is in place through the use of speed cameras, drones and robots.” In today’s trying times, AI is also being used efficiently in supply chain management, healthcare, law enforcement and every other domain to help man to successfully tackle the current epidemic. So the question that many have asked me is “What is future of AI ? Will it still be a very favourable subject in the years to come or will it die away like the fate of many other technologies in the recent past?”. According to me, one never knows what is in store in future but I feel, AI is not a technology to fade away. AI may evolve into many other forms and will be a mandatory course for students studying any domain.

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