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The 21st Century Applications of AI Technology

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@tanveerzafarTanvir Zafar


Over the curse of the past three decades, people all over the world have been enjoying the benefits of various technological advancements. In many countries of the world, millions of people now have personal computers inn their pocket that were considerably stronger than most of the devices that were available in the 80s. For instance,the Atari 800KL computer was powered by a microprocessor with 3,500 transistors. Today, iPhones have computers running on them with over a billion transistors. Back in the day, you could splash out as much as $100,000 on a gigabyte of storage space (which, by the way, was almost as large as a refrigerator). Today, the same space is practically free; and it first so much into your pocket, you’d hardly know it’s even there.

Every few years, there are certain technologies which emerge and immediately cause something revolutionary. Sometimes, it could be simultaneously, sometimes it could be just one concept leading the charge. For instance, a growing Internet, file compression and cheap bandwidth, and the paradigm-shifting iPhone have caused a change in the mobile-user experience; a movement that has been spearheaded by companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, Uber, Twitter, Facebook, and much more.

Now, we seem to be on the precipice of yet another revolution; machine learning, big data and increased computing power will so usher in a world where Artificial Intelligence is ubiquitous. AI is a nod to the dictum set forth by Albert Einstein that simplicity is etched from complexity by genius. Essentially, this means that while the world will definitely become more complex as we move on, the defining technology of the 21t century is set to be AI; in the same way the microprocessor had pee of the 20th century inn complete awe.

Already, people are beginning to come across AI. For instance, search queries are auto-completed on Google with the use of machine learning, and this, most of the time, correctly predicts what a searcher is trying to find. Amazon and Facebook have also been known to make use of this same form of technology to make recommendations based on the history of a user when it comes to views or purchases, and self-driving cars have AI to thank for their functionality, as well as their ability to avoid traffic congestion and certain nasty collisions.

Given the wide applications of AI, tech companies all over the world are facing the issue of how to integrate it into the services they provide. An inability to do this will mean that they won’t be able to compete with companies that improve customer experiences with data collection. People of the next generation have known these technologies all their lives, and will be looking for services that can anticipate their needs and provide accurate, personalized answer to their queries.

So far, companies have experienced certain difficulties in this integration, as AI seems to be either too complex or too costly to simply insert into business operations. Historically, this task will require a lot of skilled data specialists, and the amount of money required to run this form of integration is also quite sizeable.

This is expected to definitely change in the next few years. As AI becomes more pervasive, companies will be able to work faster and become much more productive. With machine learning, it is possible to analyze billions of signals and route calls to the most appropriate customer service agent in order to know the customers that are most likely to purchase a certain product.

However, the applications of AI extend far beyond the scope of online retail.

Take BlitzWolf for example. The entertainment company has been able to integrate AI into its BW-SDB1 Smart Soundbar (enjoy 30% off). The Soundbar works with both wired and wireless connection, has a multi-interface, and it provides multi-screen mode with 18 month warranty… all of this to ensure that the user is able to enjoy the integration of AI into home theater entertainment. With 6 full-range speakers and 2 diaphagms, it provides deep, rumbling rows and crystal-clear dialog; something that you definitely won’t be able to get with the in-built speakers of your TV.

With multi scene mode enjoy the music with news mode, sports mode, music mode as well as music mode. With multiple connectivity supports, enjoy the hassle free connection with multiple inputs. No matter what device you use with the soundbar, setting up is straight-forward and easy. It supports Bluetooth, HDMI, USB, Coaxial as well as Optical.

In the end, it is pretty obvious that the world we are leaning towards is one where machines become much smarter and life, for us, becomes easier. AI is ushering in a world where automation and autonomy is definitely possible, and its applications are definitely expected to expand even more.


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