AI: Predictions for the next 10 years

Artificial Intelligence is already here. The possibilities are limitless, and we can only expect AI to advance in ways that we can’t imagine. Over the next 10 years, we can expect both drastic and subtle changes in all aspects of life. What will the worlds technology landscape become by 2030? Here are some predictions for the coming years.

The hottest topic of 2019: Self-driving cars

Imagine being able to focus on your project or relax and watch an episode of Netflix on your way to work whilst being in the comfort of your own car. Start-up company nuTonomy has already launched its robo-taxi service in Singapore and earlier this year, founder of Tesla Elon Musk predicted that Tesla will be ready for fully autonomous cars on the road in 2020. A lot of tweaking will be needed to ensure that self-driving cars are fully safe on the road, but we expect in the next decade this will be perfected.

The sci-fi novel prophecy: Robots at home

Virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are already widely available to the public. By using voice recognition, these devices can help you answer queries, give you recommendations and even turn smart devices on and off. Sophia the first humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics made its appearance in 2016, and we’re only a step away in creating self-aware machines. The robot revolution is already here so don’t be surprised if we start seeing robot companions in the future.

The humanitarian factor: AI for sustainability, safety and smart cities

Nikita Johnson, Founder of RE.WORK says that AI will be able to help us with “the huge challenges we need to tackle like population increases, urbanization, and energy. There are so many different areas within urbanization that touch on city planning. We can do that much more efficiently once we can track the movements of residents within cities, and once we can map which areas, we can use to improve the density of cities.”

With many countries adopting a smart city approach to improve sustainability and energy consumption, AI technology such as smart traffic management & smart waste management will create a plethora of solutions to optimize space and resources. 

Legal: Solve complex cases with robots.

The legal profession is very much people centred and the chances of AI taking over are unlikely. However, it can be particularly useful for solving cases.  AI-powered software can help law professionals in reviewing documents and perform due diligence, which can provide greater accuracy and time reduction in solving cases.

Healthcare: The Super Doctor

In the healthcare sector, AI has been making huge waves in transforming patient care and diagnoses. AI is already being used in early detection of diseases and one of the biggest benefits is the number of health apps that can help people with everyday life and well-being. With doctors overworked and a shortage of medical professionals, the use of machines in the next 10 years can play a very important role in doing the ‘busy’ stuff and doctors will be able to focus more on human interaction.

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