While artificial intelligence (AI) is probably one of the technologies that will define the world’s future, there are different fields in which its influence will represent a turning point. Far from being areas of our lives that are not that determining, these fields are related to some of society’s main pillars including hospitals, academic institutions, and media outlets.
In case you believe AI won’t radically modify our future, here are the three fields in which this technology will change it all.
One of the fields in which AI will influence the most is in the healthcare sector. After all, this technology allows the quickest and most effective diagnosis of every kind of disease, in addition to the development of different types of services that are currently non-existent. Naturally, this situation represents a turning point in the field since it will enhance its efficiency, but it would probably traduce in a significant personnel reduction in clinics and hospitals.
On the one hand, the use of AI in the healthcare sector will speed up and streamline drug discovery, develop virtual nursing services for every patient, and even allow a big data analysis help in order to create the most personalized patient experience.
While this is an undeniable progress in the field, on the other hand, the collateral damage would be the personnel reduction that will take place in clinics and hospitals, which could translate into major protests that would destabilize the political reality of different countries around the world.
Over the last few decades, different analysts and intellectuals have been predicting the effects that technology will inevitably have on education, given the fact that with the rise of mass communications media, along with the internet and social media platforms, people’s access to information has been easier than ever before.
However, the rise of AI has been considered such a game-changer that its influence in education would be massive. In fact, there are some innovations this last generation is already experiencing, like the digital textbooks and the way virtual tutors assist human instructors.
But far from ending there, AI will also expand into facial analysis recognition, which will be able to determine the exact emotions of students who use this gadget, in order to know who is struggling to get focused and enhance the experience to their individual necessities.
While many believe this will be the most effective method to guarantee the student’s understanding of the different topics that are being studied and analyzed, different experts believe this is a dangerous method not only because it is the most unnatural approach to help the student to understand certain topics, but also because of its privacy-related implications.
Believe it or not, different media outlets are already making use of AI in order to publish some news articles of economic reports in the quickest way possible. After all, the rise of social media has turned immediacy into the cornerstone of today’s journalism, in the detriment veracity.
One of the most important media outlets that use this technology is the Associated Press, which employs the ability of the natural language of Automated Insights in order to create 3,700 articles each year.
Nevertheless, different reports have been pointing out that AI could control the flow of information in the near future, with media outlets disseminating the stories produced by AI programs, which will also create opinions and hypotheses about different topics, including politics and economy.
Unlike the previous cases, the vast majority of analysts believe this would be a dangerous situation not only because of the radical way in which it would change journalism but also because of the risk that the algorithms that control these programs are politically biased.