Artificial Intelligence, commonly abbreviated as AI, is used in so many ways in our everyday lives, including email filters (spam vs not spam), connecting candidates to job positions and recruiters to candidates on LinkedIn, search recommendations on Google, product recommendations while online shopping on sites like Amazon, maps and directions, and ride sharing apps like Uber, but it doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds. Here are a few reasons why AI can be helpful:
1. No more tedious tasks
Nobody, including you and I, will have to perform tedious tasks. Input what you want done, and using AI, the task will be done for you. That way, you have more time to do what you want to do. Doesn’t that sound like a better idea?
2. Future jobs opportunities
While many believe that AI will take away jobs, and it is partially true, the truth is, AI will also be gradually creating new jobs as long as we prepare for them. With the right education, we can have people to maintain every machine of the future.
3. More Accurate Healthcare Predictions
Algorithms used in AI can help doctors predict conditions better and sooner than what is currently possible. While doctors will still be needed when outliers are present, AI will, in general, only help us make sure the right treatment is done sooner.
4. Reduces Error
AI can help us be right more often. It’ll recognize patterns that we as humans might not recognize ourselves and point them out to us, which will only increase our accuracy.
5. More Human Creativity
In order to make sure that AI doesn’t get out of control, we will need to make sure that we come up with creative solutions to “tame” AI. I believe we don’t have a shortage of creativity. As Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”