The Double-Edged Sword of AI

AI has become a major aspect of our daily lives and as an industry, it is experiencing rapid growth and innovation. While it still has a long way to go before it resembles what we see in sci-fi movies, AI has already provided us with plenty of benefits, from how it can be effectively used as a communication tool to paving the way for next-generation marketing and advertising. But at the same time, AI has also undeniably shown us its dark side with several possible hazards.This double-sided nature has called for many to suggest a total halt in AI research and development, despite its advantages. As with all versatile tools, AI has the potential for great good or great harm. But in which way does it currently lean? Machine learning is undoubtedly going to play a huge role in how the Internet continues to develop complexity and sophistication. As we enjoy the extra advantages of a more connective and adaptive internet, AI and machine learning technology are greatly benefiting the health industry.AI bots and analysis systems can properly (and arguably more accurately) diagnose patients at medical centres across the world. This can allow patients to get the care they need without the human bias or margin for error that we currently work with. Even further, AI will most likely be able to consistently detect cancer and other diseases with higher degrees of accuracy than humans can manage.We’re also seeing how artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used to revolutionize business marketing as we know it. For instance, AI has become the primary marketable asset for cloud and SaaS-based businesses. This is huge because 86% of organizations are expected to turn to have their software needs met by SaaS by 2022.
AI is also going to be a critical part of the development and improvement of transportation and mobility. Naturally, systems that handle millions of humans moving around the same time need to be exceptionally complex. Regular human minds have difficulty handling all the moving parts.

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