Now that we are officially and well into Information Age, artificial intelligence is becoming a part of our daily conversations. Since the technology itself is truly fascinating, we often speak of it very fondly, mainly thinking of the most cutting edge and life-changing innovations. However, most of us, even the laggards, have already probably experienced it in one way or another. Here, we introduce five unexpected uses of AI.

Video Games

Oftentimes spoken about in the context of life-changing technologies, AI can be really fun, too. In fact, the industry of video games is among the very first adopters. Whether it’s a first-person shooter or a strategic game, it is learning from your style constantly to keep you excited. In terms of AI, video games can be considered fairly simplistic, yet, they are surely the groundbreakers who still invest a lot into the development. Huge video game market allows for all money to pay off, and result in better revenue for the makers and improved experience for the players.

Detecting Fraud

Have you ever received an email asking you to confirm a certain action you’ve just performed? It could have been anything from logging on to a certain device or making a purchase. While it‘s really nice for your service provider to take care of you, it is more likely the AI doing the work. Before a company, a bank, for example, employs AI to detect fraud, it gives the computer a lot of data to process, both fraudulent and not. Over time, the machine learns to recognize which transactions seem suspicious, and then warns you – a customer – so you could either confirm or deny it.

Generating News

One of the most recent, yet already fairly popular, uses for AI is the newsroom. While it won’t prepare you the most fascinating detective with a great depth, it can easily generate a data-driven article. So, your weekly stock report, news from last night’s basketball match, or even real-estate section of the paper might all be generated by artificial intelligence. At the moment, though, the service is mostly only provided in English, but it surely won’t take long before we see it in another languages.

Helping The Doctors

Did you know that medicine is one of the key areas where AI is set to really take on? The reason is simple – in medicine, there is a lot of data to be processed, yet not a lot of space for human error. So not only it can manage medical records and do repetitive jobs like blood tests and various scans, it can even design a treatment for it. In the same way as your doctor knows which symptoms need which treatment, computers can be taught, too. Plus, it will provide you with a consultation and convenient monitoring.

Your Home

Artificial intelligence can sometimes feel a little intimidating – we often think of it as a person and feel scared it will take the control of our lives. But if we look at it as a partner, instead, it can really help to live a more convenient, and cheaper, life. Thermostats, lights, cooking appliances – all those things we use at home and are used to switching on and off manually (or putting on a timer). However, they can all learn from our habits, memorize our schedules and get to know our preferences. This would mean different light adjustments for different activities and less heating (or cooling) when we’re away from home. Oh, and, of course, that perfectly cooked dinner the minute we step through the door. The options are unlimited here, and they are all bound to come true very soon.

AI In Every Step

Artificial intelligence, though complicated and expensive at this point, can be truly helpful. Not only it minimizes the opportunities for human error, it also can get to know us better than we know ourselves. This means it will help us to have fun as well as learn, save as well as be more efficient. All we need to do is embrace it!

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