- May 11, 2020
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- Category: Artificial Intelligence, Uncategorized
When thinking about robotics, our minds immediately relate it to things that are far away or impossible or simply appear in our imagination.
Forbes magazine says, one of the first robotic samples was created in 1495 by Leonardo da Vinci. The robotic intelligence element had an armor suit and simulated some human functions: sitting, standing, and walking. This tells us that though the facilities to develop a fully functional robot were not enough in the past centuries; nevertheless, the Idea and Concept existed
Robotic humanoids were earlier represented only in science fiction movies and accounting to this, it became interesting to observe the development of robots with artificial intelligence in the real world
In 2016, Sofia, the first AI humanoid robot was presented to the world that kept our eyes open and jaw-dropping in surprise.
The elementary purpose of inventing robots with artificial intelligence was merely investigative. One of the intended actions was to achieve the creation of better human prostheses. However, today, its reach has reached industries, jobs, and even household chores.
Will Machines Take Control or They Already Did?
There are two-sided people when the question arises about technology, especially AI, Robots, and automation, invading human life and the positive-negative impact it lays on their tribe, living, routine, jobs, etc.
Artificial intelligence future becomes the reason for debate where the implications stress upon both wonderment and fear.
Fanatics fear the Artificial Intelligence along with its descendants will overpower mankind, leaving people jobless, making human brain feeble, and, ultimately, devastating their living in the near future.
We have a different story to be told by the opponents where they take the technical revolutions in a positive way, asserting that people will work better with the assistance of AI-powered robots.
The unparalleled duo of humans and machines, coming together, will soon turn into the “new normal” in the workforce
Technology is changing the nature of work where technological advancements, Artificial Intelligence, and automation continue to shape the globe in its own way.
Let’s see how AI robots and automated machines put a direct impact on our lives.
#AI Robots in Teaching:
The Japanese education ministry is implementing AI robots to aid Japanese students to enhance their English skills. Apart from this, the market already has robots which are proficient in checking the English pronunciation of students which the teaching professionals aren’t expert in.
# AI Robots in Household:
When we gaze towards the electronic industry, we get to see a robot doing household chores in the form of a smart robotic vacuum. AI-enabled Vacuums and Mops use artificial Intelligence to scan rooms, make an analysis of measurements, determine the obstacles, and commit to its memory the cleaning routes.
Such devices are equipped with multi-directional sensors and LDS(Laser Distance Sensor) navigation systems which are efficient in performing a 360-degree scan of its surroundings to fulfill its intent.
#AI Robots in Healthcare:
AI-powered virtual assistants have reduced unnecessary visits which have rendered nearly 20% of saved time to be applied back in the process and automated workflow assistants have freed doctors with 17% of their schedules.
We are well aware of the fact that today medical personnel encourage robot-assisted surgeries looking at their success rates that range from 94%-100%. AI has been reshaping the healthcare industry for decades, proving results beyond expectation from identifying symptoms and ailments, finding the cure of fatal diseases, treating the problems to assessing the potential risks of viruses.
Moreover, in the ongoing times of Corona Outbreak technology allied with humans and is helping them to lower the spread of coronavirus by using UVD Robots to sterilize the hospitals, acting as disinfectants which promote minimal human contact.
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# AI Robots in Training:
A company named Marathon Targets builds and sells autonomous robot targets to help soldiers to become sharpshooters. These powerful tech agents more like humanoids have remarkably improved the accuracy of US Marine Corp shooters to 104% within the practice interval of two days.
Unlike the common robots, they make use of on-board logic which lets the robots behave the same way as combats, thus, enabling a more realistic form of target practice.
#AI Robots in Transport:
Self-driving cars, autonomous buses and trucks and not to forget drones are a few examples to prove the worth of AI technology that has revolutionized the transportation industry.
Olli is a self-driving shuttle developed by Local Motors which makes adhesive use of the cognitive technologies to perform functions like passenger commutation to defined sites, offering suggestions on local sights, answering queries on its self-driving features and functionalities and much more.
You can take a look at Olli’s test trial in Washington DC here.
GE transportation has developed smart locomotives to improve the efficiency and capabilities of rail transport. Its intelligent locomotives are embedded with sensors and cameras to track the mobility from front and back and aggregating the overall data it offers results in real-time to enable perfect decision making.
I guess we all are well known to Drones!
While we are suffering from the hard times amid the Corona crisis, drones are playing a significant role in transporting medical aid and food to different feasible locations in China, promoting contact-less deliveries.
This tells us that technology has and will continue to aid and protect us in the troublesome times, whenever and wherever humans will be in the utmost need.
AI Virtual Assistants:
#Facial Recognition to mark Students Attendance
In short, when you drop your kids off at school, you should know that cameras with facial recognition will monitor their attendance in class. This is already the case in a school in Skellefteå, a small Swedish town. Soon, this trend will be installed throughout Europe.
# AI Chatbots to Enhance Business Communication
Chatbots are no new in the market where almost every small, medium and big companies have applied them on their websites’ chat process to simplify customer interactions, thereby, enhancing business communication.
Today, most of the chats done online are not answered by a physical customer service agent, instead, they are responded to by virtual bots. AI has made chatbots more human-like making them pervasive.
This is where robust technology transforms the trade verticals of marketing and customer service with the least human intervention.
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# AI to Power Virtual Singing
Hatsune Miku is a true phenomenon in Japan. She is a ‘singer’ a virtual persona that uses a computer-generated voice and 3D graphic motion to perform and was soon to be seen at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona.
It’s actually a virtual artist, a manga drawing whose voice is based on that of an Asian actress Saki Fujita. In a few months, we will see in our country, the advent of music created by AI. Holography (thanks to multidimensional and moving photographs) will cause the ‘miracle’.
There is an Unstoppable Race of AI…
All the novel advances we have witnessed to date have Artificial Intelligence in common. There are many scientists and researchers who argue that AI could perform in the coming decades “any task that a human being is capable of.”
One of the most famous researchers on the planet, Hans Moravec believes:
“AI has already been able to overcome humans in many complex fields, but there are still exciting challenges.”
He clears, even though Artificial Intelligence has already been able to overcome the human being in numerous and complex fields, but it still has something pending: to copy more effectively some of the simplest skills of people.
The challenge then becomes more exciting.
Therefore, no one can argue that AI has fully annexed us into its territory. But it can be said that it is gaining more and more prominence in all sectors of society at a fast pace where it would be creating many new jobs requiring more skills while it takes over some manual work.
We may not know exactly the future of work offered by AI and other automation techniques, but still, we will have to adapt to the digitized environment to boost innovations as well as human efficacies and potential.