From pre-flight smart airport guides to holographic receptionists sitting in lounges, travelers on Japanese airlines are starting to experience artificial intelligence (AI) at new levels.
The pandemic has triggered a closer look at how AI is going to rule the world. The technology replicates human tasks faster than we’ve imagined. Not only did AI improved the ability to help reduce the impact caused by the infectious virus but also enabled better decision making. AI and machine learning hold great promises in adopting newer models and techniques to help avoid future pandemics.
Technology is changing, people are changing and so are the skills. AI engineers need a quicker way to transform and stay relevant to ongoing trends. Every organization needs to update its business strategies. The field of AI never looked so promising – here are seven convincing ways of how AI is going to change the world in the below sectors such as:
Healthcare: What could be the greatest example we’ve just experienced amid the pandemic. Before the pandemic crisis, the healthcare sector had been struggling to accelerate the usage of AI applications, but things turned differently after the spread of COVID-19. The used cases that emerged during the crisis revealed what AI can do.
From making predictions of where and when COVID-19 can spread to eliminate gaps while taking care of patients, AI has solved the sector’s biggest challenges.
Manufacturing: Humans along with AI-powered robots are now performing limited tasks involving stacking and assembling while predictive analysis sensors keep the equipment up and running.
Education: The global AI market in the education sector is estimated to reach USD 5.80 billion by 2025, a report by Market Research Engine. AI has drastically changed the way we teach and learn. From smart content to personalized learning, technology has taken the education world by storm. The other examples include:
- Smart tutors and personalization
- Automation of administrative tasks
- Virtual lectures and learning environment
- AI-powered assistants
- Monitor each student’s performance
- Automating grading
Customer service: The pandemic caused a staggering growth for virtual assistants in the customer service function. IBM also says that AI is not going to replace managers but managers using AI will replace other managers who aren’t using the technology. Based on a report by the World Economic Forum, AI and automation are bound to remove 85 million jobs in 2025. So, as aspiring AI engineers, now is the time to refine skills in AI and stay ahead of the curve.
For instance, Google has started developing an AI-based assistant to replace human-like calls for making appointments at your neighborhood salon.
Media and entertainment industry: A report by PwC mentions that the U.S. entertainment and media industry is estimated to rise to USD 759 billion by 2021. With movies like I, Robot, Age of Ultron, and The Terminator, AI in the media industry has always been growing rapidly. As AI continues to evolve, the technology is said to boost productivity by automating repetitive tasks.
Transportation: By leveraging AI in the transportation industry, the technology is used in monitoring traffic, reduce carbon emissions, increase passenger safety, reduce congestion in traffic. Here’s how AI demonstrate its value in transportation:
- Traffic management – Most people face traffic congestion while driving, but with the help of sensors and cameras, traffic can be easily managed. These cameras and sensors gather a large amount of data which further gets sends to the cloud, wherein the analysis is done with the help of big data analytics. Once the system receives the prediction, the required details are given to the commuters.
- Self-driving vehicles – A concept we thought would never become a reality now exists. Despite being skeptical about the technology, self-driving vehicles have already made their way into transportation. For example, Tokyo is one example where autonomous vehicles are already in use. However, to avoid any mishaps, a driver sits in the car to keep the car under control.
- Drone taxi – Ever heard of a drone taxi? One of the most-talked technology in the transportation sector is drone taxi. Not only will these drones help people reach their destination with a minimal time but can be used to eliminate congestion in traffic.
- Prediction of delayed flights – During air travel people often face issues when their flight is delayed. The estimated cost caused by flight delays mounts up to USD 39 billion, as reported by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley. Besides financial loss, it highly impacts the passengers’ experience. Undergoing a negative experience hugely impact the company’s value. However, to avoid such circumstances, AI can be used to access historical and current flight records to make real-time predictions. Such data can be forwarded to the passengers, thus, making their flying plans easy.
One of the most relevant prerequisites for an individual to stay successful in the field is by investing in learning AI skills. People need to obtain AI engineer certification if they’re looking to stay relevant till the foreseeable future.
While many people were forced out of jobs during the pandemic, seeking to upskill is a way forward to stay relevant to the industry.