The importance of artificial intelligence
The importance that the Artificial Intelligence has in the world today is clear to see how it is adopted by a great majority of fields of investigation in different disciplines, such as engineering, economic sciences or medicine.
That a computer can understand what a person says, that is able to recognize forms, objects or faces, that is able to obtain information about their environment and make decisions based on this.
Also, providing a concrete knowledge extracted from large sources of information to help to make decisions is an example of the challenges that technology is overcoming little by little.
Artificial Intelligence uses a set of techniques to solve all these problems, which are computationally very complex, that would be impossible to approach.
All advances in natural language interpretation systems, content recommendation systems, neural networks, pattern recognition and artificial vision or expert systems for decision making are in contact with the advances in Artificial Intelligence as a whole.
Most of us use smartphones capable of recognizing the natural language, providing relevant information depending on the context of the user.
In addition to this, the extension in the use of wearables will allow adding more and more information about context and of the environment. We can use this technology by the tools of Artificial Intelligence to pro-actively offer information really relevant for the user.
An example of this exists in systems such as Google Now on Android devices, Siri on iOS or Cortana on Windows Phone, and recently integrated into Windows 10 operating system.
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The future of artificial intelligence
The development of Artificial Intelligence will go hand in hand with the development of next-generation robotics. The joint improvements in these two fields will allow for great advances in productivity.
In addition to the application to the assembly lines, you can notice the symbiosis between robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the development of self-driving cars (Google Self-Driving Car Project) and in the development of automated flying drones, which Amazon intends to use for sending packages, which are in the testing phase.
One of the great advances recently achieved in this field is the Watson system, created by IBM. This computer system of artificial intelligence is able to answer questions formulated in natural language.
Although it has defeated the best players in the American television contest Jeopardy!, this system is currently used in the area of oncology for diagnosis and to offer personalized treatment options based empirically to patients with cancer.
It is clear that this technology is successfully facing great challenges, and although it has a long way to go and there is room for improvement, both for its future potential and for the current ability to solve real problems and for innovation opens up new business opportunities for companies.