While Artificial intelligence solutions are yet to achieve the consciousness of a human being, excelling in multiple tasks, but in many fields, they have already become an essential part of our existence in 2021.
The notion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) transforming how humans function is not new. The most talked about issue of modern Artificial Intelligence is whether it has overtaken human intelligence – qualitatively or quantitatively. However, on the brighter side, modern AI technology is transforming the quality of human expression and comfort in many spheres of life. Be it working in space, writing, literature, playing chess, diagnosing complicated medical conditions, or translating tons of pages at the drop of a hat, Artificial Intelligence solutions have produced some serious improvements in human lifestyle in 2021.
Though critics say AI has its limitations, as it can only work on pre-programmed concepts, it is continuously improving and giving humans an added edge in our endeavours. Humans can excel in multiple tasks, but while AI can merely perform tasks it has been designed for, new age solutions have greatly amplified the output for us. Moreover, it is just a matter of time until we have multitasking AI equipment. The next decade will surely be the gamechanger for AI, but considering the current scenario, there are many areas where AI has surpassed what human intelligence aimed for it to do.
Here are 5 most outrageous things that Artificial Intelligence is already doing better and thus improving the quality for humans.
1) Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Literature
At the top of the “Most Outrageous Things AI Can Do” list is OpenAI’s GPT-3 technology: a language generator that can write articles/essays from scratch, generate computer codes, and writes a variety of poetry. The quality of its text is so high that it is very difficult to differentiate it from the human-written text. Recently, the British newspaper, The Guardian asked GPT-3 to write an article, and the result was a write-up resembling the style of a professional writer.
AI’s writing capacity has extended to writing a novel. ‘Harry Potter and the portrait of what looked like a large pile of ash’ is the first novel written by an AI program. Botnik Studios, a comic writing enterprise has developed the program to write the Harry Potter novel which may not give you as much pleasure as the original, but it underlines the growing capacity of Artificial Intelligence solutions in 2021.
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2) Artificial Intelligence based Diagnostic Solutions
Even though medical science has made phenomenal progress in the last 50 years and ultra-modern equipment is at a doctors’ disposal, an accurate diagnosis of a disease is still a challenge. Sometimes patients suffer because of wrong or late diagnosis of a disease, and by the time doctors reach a conclusion, it’s too late for proper treatment. However, with the help of AI, the accuracy of diagnosis has greatly increased. IBM’s Watson is bringing in some revolutionary changes in the medical field as it has increased the diagnostic accuracy of lung cancer to 90% as compared to humans’ 50%.
The gap is going to widen further as the human has limited capacity to learn and update his knowledge, while algorithm-based AI can learn things quicker and faster and implement them with the speed of imagination.
3) AI Solutions with Analytical Skills better than Chess Grandmasters
1997 was a revolutionary year in chess, featuring a showcase contest between a grandmaster and a machine. It was the year when IBM’s Deep Blue beat the legendary chess champion, Garry Kasparov. Twenty-three years after that historical event, Artificial Innovation-chess programs have improved remarkably, with innovative programs like Stockfish searching 60 million positions a second. Google’s AlphaZero has taken the machine learning calculation to the next level as it taught itself chess from the scratch and achieved mastery within 12 hours.
It developed chess strategies by playing millions of games against itself, discovering positions from where it won and lost, and shifting parameters after every result. It became capable of defeating any Grandmaster with just 12 hours of practice in chess, 14 hours in Shogi, and 13 days in Go. In a head-to-head contest, it has beaten Stockfish 155 games to six.
It’s beyond comprehension for a world champion like Magnus Carlsen to beat a computer program like AlphaZero which learns from its mistakes and modifies itself.
4) Unprecedented Archiving and Research powered by AI
AI programs can search queries millions of times faster than humans, but search engines like Google Hummingbird use more than 200 ranking factors to search an item. Hummingbird improves search results by focusing on a user’s intent and how the subject of a search relates to other information in its contextual relevance.
For example, when we search the word ‘shopping’, the search result shows the nearest shopping outlets, e-retail website links, and the meaning of shopping. Hummingbird does it with lightning speed, unmatchable by humans. Technology is developing at a phenomenal rate. The question is whether we will be able to chart the trajectory of AI toward something approaching ‘consciousness.’
5) AI-powered Translation Solutions spurring Globalization
Google Translation app can translate text into 27 languages within a fraction of a second. Skype is also working on a neural network technology that mimics the human brain to understand his speech and translate it from English to Spanish.
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Skype is also beta-testing technology to expand it in any language. It will break the language barrier and will help humans to understand another person’s views without knowing his language. It’s not that humans who know multiple languages can perform such a task, but they surely can’t match the speed of Artificial Intelligence enabled solutions in 2021.