The concept of “artificial intelligence” was introduced in 1956 to define the possibility of implementing reasoning and self-learning capabilities into robotic system. It is not necessary to go to utopian visions of science fiction to confirm that Industry 4.0, the so-called fourth industrial revolution, has already begun to transform production systems through smart technologies’ platforms.
Examples of applications of Artificial Intelligence
Chatbots are systems capable of interacting with humans
that function as virtual assistants. Surely you know Siri. Chatbots can be used as assistants during purchase processes, for educational projects or as pre-filters to refer queries to human advisors. The uses at our disposal are infinite, increasingly sophisticated and personalized, aiming to recreate human-like communication.
Drones are powerful tools
and their uses go way beyond taking pictures and videos of events. They are extremely useful in search and rescue in remote places, for urban security, forest fire control, surveillance and even prevention of traffic risks. For example at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, drones are being used to clean and to handle polluting waste, since a human could never be exposed to such radiation.
Some other innovative uses of artificial intelligence, which are seen more and more frequently, are speech recognition systems in educational applications and biometrics, which allow the identification of human physics and behavior (e.g. facial recognition).
Artificial Intelligence has come to stay and it supposes both technological and personal challenges to the collaboration with smart equipment. These systems are not created to replace human intelligence, but to complement it and at the same time they impose a great responsibility on us to strengthen and limit the purpose of its applications.
Finally, we invite you see how the AI developed by Google – DeepMind AI learnt to walk by itself.