^Artificial Intelligence in Business (and home use)
Food delivering robots, robo-vacuums that operate autonomously, virtual assistant tech controlling several smart devices are only a few of the numerous ways that artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed and is transforming our daily lives, both at home and at work.
AI is also having an increasingly big impact on how we conduct business, both now and of course, in the future. While these developments have been around for years now, AI seems to be present everywhere, from marketing and advertising to customer experiences, product innovation, maintenance, and more.
Surely, you’ve seen selfies, videos, taken by artificial intelligence of your friends and coworkers on social media in the past month, and you may be seeing the future of AI. It’s been the talk of the town (and the blogosphere) both for its usefulness, convenience, and apparent lack of human touch on content creation (debatable). It seems that robots and technology that can be seen in the movies are now coming to reality.
Below are a few prevalent uses of artificial intelligence in the workplace (whether in a home office or corporation setup) that you may already be familiar with.
AI Virtual Assistants
What is an AI virtual assistant? It is an application software also known as an AI assistant or an intelligent digital/personal assistant, one that can understand natural language voice instructions and carry out tasks on behalf of the user.
Amazon Alexa is perhaps the most known among virtual assistant technology…its tech can do music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports and even live news.
Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana are of course great virtual assistants in their own rights too.
They function by some or all of the following:
Text : is used in a variety of communication methods, such as SMS text messages, e-mail, online chat (particularly in instant messaging or other applications), and other text-based channels like Conversica’s intelligent virtual assistants for business.
Voice commands : as with Google Assistant on Google-enabled/Android mobile devices, Siri on iPhones, or Amazon Alexa on Amazon Echo devices. Capture images and/or uploads, as with Samsung Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Smart Office and Factory
A smart office, also known as a smart office solution, is an office setting that makes use of contemporary technology to improve the working environment for staff members while also keeping the office space affordable and ecologically friendly.
This is typically handled in two ways: first, by introducing tools that assist employees in locating, utilizing, and collaborating in their office space, and second, by giving facility managers analytic capabilities and tools to maximize space consumption via smart systems.
In connection to the smart office and smart home, a smart factory operates in the same way. The facility makes use and shares data using networked equipment, machinery, and production systems. Afterwards, decisions are made using this information to enhance procedures and deal with any potential problems.
A number of technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud computing, and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), is used by smart factories. Industrial Vision Systems is one such provider of vision systems, machine vision and automated inspection machinery. Depending on what a company needs, they cover everything from vision system component supply to fully customised systems designed, built and installed by expert engineers.
AI-Powered Products and Machines
AI Robot Cleaner
For people with cats, everyday floor cleaning is a must. That’s why a Roomba (robot cleaner) is a very efficient tool to have. Early robot vacuums were efficient but unable to respond to human commands. They operate once you click a button, yes, but thanks to AI, “users may now be more specific about what they want.” They have improved room-mapping technology, which enables “far more precise spot-cleaning” as the vacuum travels around the rooms in a house. Moreover, Roombas recognize furniture using built-in cameras and machine vision.
Self-driving cars, once thought of as the stuff of science fiction, are now a common sight on the streets of major cities throughout the world. A vehicle that employs a combination of sensors, cameras, radar, and artificial intelligence (AI) to move between locations without a human driver is referred to as a self-driving car (also known as an autonomous car or driverless car).
Some manufacturers known to develop driverless cars include Motional, Magna International, AutoX, Cruise, and Waymo.
An unmanned store is a retail concept where there are no cashiers or service employees present. A smartphone application is used to process the transactions. The unmanned shop concept, in contrast to an automated convenience store, eliminates the traditional aspects of a store using smartphone-related technology and artificial intelligence. An automated convenience store, on the other hand, uses computers and robots rather than a cashier to operate.
A chatbot or chatterbot is a software application used to conduct an online chat conversation using text or text-to-speech instead of offering direct contact with a real human agent. They are able to converse with users in natural language, discern their intentions, and respond in accordance with predefined rules and data.
Chatbots contribute to time and resource savings by automating customer support services. Humans can then work on/concentrate on resolving more challenging issues.
A facial recognition system is a kind of technology that can compare an image or video frame of a human face to a database of faces. Such technology locates and measures face features from an image and is often used to authenticate individuals through ID verification services. Apple’s Face ID on the premium iPhone X is perhaps the most familiar to us – used as a biometric authentication replacement for the Touch ID, a fingerprint-based system.
Several companies employ facial recognition for a range of purposes especially more complex ones, including: law enforcement, government agencies, airports, and many other private companies.
Automated Ordering System
An automated ordering system consolidates orders from all sales channels, expedites order processing and routing, and keeps track of order fulfillment in real time. The method is frequently used by restaurants and e-commerce companies to reduce the time and expense associated with fulfilling orders and to prevent human error associated with manual order management.
AI in Healthcare
Artificial intelligence in healthcare is the use of machine-learning algorithms and software, or artificial intelligence (AI), to imitate human cognition in the analysis, display, and comprehension of complicated medical and health care data. AI specifically refers to computer algorithms’ capacity to make approximations of conclusions based only on input data.
AI has the potential to boost productivity and care delivery efficiency, enabling healthcare organizations to treat more patients with higher-quality care. AI has assisted healthcare professionals to have a better experience, allowing them to spend more time providing direct patient care and lowering burnout. Now, wouldn’t it be a lovely thing to see Baymax in real life?