Top AI Trends You Should Watch Out for in 2020

by Anna Kane , 4 years ago

Among the many innovations that littered the just-concluded decade, artificial intelligence (AI) unarguably sits at the top of that list. 

Backtrack two decades ago, AI evangelists who preached the era of actually intelligent machines that can think and learn were ridiculed and tagged delusional. Fast forward to today, AI is no longer a sci-fi movie to feed our curious minds.

Today, this emerging technology has revolutionized the way we work and live. Oh, well, it seems innovation isn’t slamming the brakes just yet. Experts predict the AI industry will continue to grow and impact our daily lives.

If it is here to stay, we can as well start learning about its growth and future trends, right?

That’s what I thought too! Join me as we unravel the top AI trend worth keeping an eye out for in 2020.

1. Robotization is Just Getting Started

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear artificial intelligence? To many, it is the fact that machines may - (if not already) eventually replace humans. While this may not be entirely true, as there are tasks that are best left to humans, we can’t deny that as these machines continue to learn and think, they can be useful in many areas. As a matter of fact, experts predict that come 2025, 80% of elderly care would be handled by robot, as opposed to the traditional caregivers. 

Although robotization has been in the pipeline for a while now, we’ve got to brace ourselves this decade as the ‘predictions’ will most definitely unfold. 

2. Better and Accurate Healthcare with AI

Another remarkable AI trend that would gain it the headlines is the critical roles it is expected to play in our healthcare system this decade. According to medical experts, AI has the ability to tackle some of the major drawbacks of our healthcare system. By handling critical tasks such as automated reporting, real-time scheduling, and automatic initialization of equipment, AI will greatly mitigate the current drawbacks seen in complex administration process, over or under diagnosis, and lack of preventive care.

Today, healthcare already integrates artificial intelligence in different areas, including wearables. However, this trend is expected to grow and get even bigger. Keep your eye open!

3. AI is the Future of Work

Since the inception of AI, there has been a buzz on how this innovative technology will restructure the traditional work environment. Many believe AI will eventually replace many workers, while others believe this innovation is not here to replace but improve the way work is done – and create more opportunities for workers.

Whatever school of thought you stand with, one thing we know for sure is that AI is changing the way we work. Gig economy is on the rise. With intelligent machines that can learn and think, businesses will no longer need humans to handle some basic repetitive tasks. Machines tend to be faster and more accurate, right?

4. AI Empowering Cybersecurity

Indeed, AI’s impact will be felt on virtually everything that concerns us. The plan still remains to make life easier and better. This is not exclusive to corporate bodies alone. AI is expected to bolster cybersecurity, one of the major issues facing almost every sector today. Cybersecurity experts have quickly noted that this is mainly advancing security posture, not a silver bullet. In any event, we look forward to the extra security AI brings with it.

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