As technology improves, there are going to be many new applications of artificial intelligence. One of the most obvious connections is how artificial intelligence can help change and improve the related field of computer science through more advanced programming techniques and data organization.
Computers essentially function by following sets of programming instructions, and artificial intelligence is a field that is helping transform this process into something much more dynamic where the programs can find ways to learn on their own without having to receive new instructions all the time.
Artificial intelligence is now being put into programming languages to create self-modifying groups of code. These can be directed by benchmarks, such as a score, to continuously try new combinations that get closer to the goal. Ideally, over time this ability to make intelligent programs could give them the ability to create their own updates or patch their own errors.
Robots often have shared sets of programming that allow them to function and communicate. However, as robots are used in a variety of settings, they may need to be programmed or given instructions to make decisions and value judgments in changing environments. This will require them to possess artificial intelligence.
Speech and Language Processing
It is becoming more and more common for computers to be able to speak, and be spoken to, in order to take directions and give answers. Most computers do this by being able to recognize and signal and process a set of instructions, but artificial intelligence will be necessary to make this feel like a more complete and natural interaction than talking to a machine that can give basic responses.
Data is “mined” or sorted and analyzed to find certain patterns, anomalies, or other values within extremely large volumes of information. Artificial intelligence should ideally make this process more efficient and come up with unforeseen responses to aid those who must view the data and make decisions.
Visualizations and Visual Data
Computer programs can now make visualizations based on certain variables, but artificial intelligence will greatly enhance this process. By having smart programs that guide users through visual analytics and make suggestions for interpreting and organizing data, artificial intelligence can aid in creating new kind of visual aids.
There are artificially created programs that can now handle areas such as customer service, SEO, and content marketing. This is appealing for businesses who do not want to have to invest large sums of money into building marketing or public relations departments staffed with experience professionals. However, this field is also still in its infancy and it may be some time before programs that replicate traditional human marketing campaigns with real creativity and empathy will feel legitimate to consumers.
While computers are getting better at recognizing voice commands, the ability of a program to remember and decode an image is equally appealing and has many applications for everything from security to graphic design. Large databases of tagged images are now available to tech giants like Google and Facebook, and these volumes of graphic data are being used in creative ways to create computer programs that recognize what they see in front of them, even if it is for the first time.
Cloud Computing The ability to store and access data in the cloud is revolutionizing how people can access information from many locations and is eliminating the need for traditional physical storage tied to one place. Artificial intelligence is going to help make this process more organized and systematic in the future. Users will be able to get intelligent responses when storing and accessing files from a cloud-based network.