What will happen over the next ten years about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

Today we will show you the predictions of 7 tech experts about the future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the following ten years: how society will change with the application of AI technology and what fields will be most affected by that? According to these specialists, in ten years the Artificial Intelligence will be able to…

1. Increase security
In the opinion of Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO & Founder at the Drone Racing League, drones will change the way we live. Somehow they represent now what mobile phones were in the ’90s. Drones are devices able to move objects very rapidly and, especially, they can fly. Package delivery, emergency responses or urgent delivery of medical products, anything will become immediate with drones. Horbaczewski consider them also a central point in the security field: they will make the world safer thanks to the possibility of inspect places otherwise difficult to control. Drones will become part of our daily lives and will change it radically, as well as smartphones and internet did.

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2. Generate new services (and possible social issues)
Martin Ford, author of NY Times, says that Artificial Intelligence will improve our ability of solving problems and generate new ideas. It is likely that in the following ten years AI and robotics will be completely integrated in the business operations and will have a great impact on organizations’ efficiency: new products and service based on AI will be created, as well as new markets and customers. At the same time, Artificial Intelligence may eliminate certain jobs, which will become automated, and may create critical situations in terms of privacy, security and military applications. According to Ford, in ten years the debate about possible issues deriving from the application of AI will be central both at political and social levels.

3. Empower businesses
Matthew Kamen, VSP of Engineering at Foursquare, thinks that the applications of AI are “stuck” at this moment, and they are limited to reproduce what human beings already can do, or what humans trust to let them do. In ten years these trust barriers against the AI technology will decrease progressively and our addiction to algorithms and intelligent machines will grow. Kamen believes that AI technologies will bring a great change in enterprises and in the development of consumer-based applications, by giving to analysts, developers, marketers and many more professionals the chance to interact and understand users much better.

4. Improve healthcare
In the healthcare field, according to Serkan Kutan – CTO of Zocdoc, intelligent machines would be very useful. Many doctors work too much, they can’t see all their patients and can’t keep up-to-date with the new studies and advancements for lack of time. For that, AI could give a great help, especially for all what is related to patients data analysis and diagnostics. Indeed, machines would have a faster and immediate access to a larger set of clinical data and the doctor, by delegating that part of work, will have more time to interact with his patients and improve outcomes.

5. Facilitate sustainability
Nikita Johnson, Founder of RE.WORK, declares that Artificial Intelligence will have a serious impact on every single industrial field and everything we do. But at a higher level, fields like sustainability, environmental problems and climate changes, AI and Machine Learning would be at the forefront. There are many areas in which the machines could help a lot and create improvements, especially if we talk about the great challenges of our century like urbanization, population increases and energy. So, Artificial Intelligence will be used not only to increase business productivity but also for higher and more significant purposes.

6. Make humans smarter
John Stecher, Group Managing Director at Barclays Investment Bank, says that computing power will increase progressively, by giving us more power in training our Artificial Intelligence models. In addition, the amount of data analyzed will grow exponentially and that allows us to monitor more elements in our platforms and in the world in general. Combining that with Artificial Intelligence, we will have the ability of making more intelligent predictions about future behaviours and events and train smarter knowledge systems and models. Stecher thinks that the worries of many specialists about risks involved in the application of AI technology were groundless, because training a machine is similar to educate a child; if you teach him well, for example what is wrong and what is right, he will grow and become a productive member of the society who cares about people and future as a human being.

7. Inspire artists
Stephanie Dinkins, Transdisciplinary AI Artist, thinks that in ten years the intelligent algorithms will be part of most decisions made, small or big, and that artists may be involved in Artificial Intelligence. Even if that concept may sound daunting, it is just a matter of starting to use and explore AI potentials. Dickins encourages the artists to exploit AI with the purpose of create beautiful and expressive artistic works like they would make with any other medium. On the other side, she refuses completely the idea of the technology that becomes the artist. AI must be considered as a tool to increase human thought and develop creativity, not something to turn creativity or ethics over to the machines. According to the artist, what developers of AI should ask themselves is how can AI systems be used to increase productivity while respecting human diversity, dignity, and our cultural specificities?

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