By Narvijay Yadav
It is estimated that by 2023, 50 percent of all business workloads are expected to run in the ‘cloud’, and Covid pandemic accelerated the cloud adoption. As of now, over 60 percent of all corporate data is stored in the cloud. McKinsey estimates that AI techniques have the potential to create between $3.5T and $5.8T in value annually across nine business functions in 19 industries. AI is making its way into every field, so how could a smartphone remain untouched by it? Smartphones have become so important in our lives that most of the time we all spend scrolling this or that on the screen. And a smartphone is such a thing about which it is said that “it knows everything about you”. Not only that, your phone knows you more than you. The same applies to computers as well. Both the devices are based on the Internet and AI has arrived to manage the Internet. Google is at the forefront in using AI. As per the accounting firm PwC, the AI industry will be worth over Rs 117 lakh crore by the year 2030. AI has already entered people’s lives through digital assistants and face recognition technology etc.
AI has been used in industries to automate industrial procedures, avoid human errors, and discover unexplored places. All the industries, especially healthcare, banking, manufacturing, agriculture, and pharma, will depend heavily on AI, security and data analytics. In the coming times AI will handle the routine tasks of work and everyday life, while humans will engage their brain in creative tasks. That is, machines and gadgets will do routine work and humans will do creative work. World renowned Artificial intelligence expert Stuart Russell says that if machines become super intelligent then the very existence of humans will be in danger. Intelligence is power. Power means control, and that will be the end of the story of humans on Earth. Through artificial intelligence technology, you can track people, recognize their faces. Its abuse has already started, for example, your computer knows all about you, and your mobile phone listens to all your conversations. It is the responsibility of man now to stop these machines from making terrible mistakes, or else everything will perish. It’s a warning.
In general terms, artificial intelligence refers to computation tools that resemble human intelligence to perform certain tasks in exactly the same manner. This technology is currently progressing at a very fast pace. Indeed computer databases have evolved into the core infrastructure that drives software. It is anticipated that most of the new features that will be included in the software in the coming years will be powered by AI. Then there is Big Data by which YouTube receives over 400 hours of video content every single minute. Computers have been trained in such a way that it can identify a person’s personality better than his friends. To do this, it is seen what type of posts a person likes on social media. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data have a special relationship. Machine learning has contributed a lot to the development of AI. This technique trains AI using large data sets. AI chatbots can be trained on data sets that include understanding human interactions.
(Author is a senior journalist & columnist. The views expressed are personal opinion of the author. He can be reached at Twitter @NarvijayYadav)