Artificial intelligence, or AI, has become so commonly discussed that it’s now a household term, even if many people don’t know exactly what it is or what it is being used for today. There are endless applications for artificial intelligence in pretty much any industry you can name, but two examples of AI created by Intel are particularly easy to understand. We’ll focus on these two examples here.
Intel AI is developed to use satellites to spot infestations in farmers’ crops. Modern farmers have thousands of acres of crops, the health of which their entire livelihood depends upon. People all around the country also depend on the health and wellbeing of these precious foods, and scarcity caused by pests and blight can cause food shortages that drive up prices and make people go without the foods they need. AI can now recognize crop problems from great distances, diagnosing the issue and alerting the farmer to the problem. If you are a farmer, you no doubt see incredible potential here.
Similarly, AI is already active in the medical world, and this will only become more pronounced with time. AI can explore countless medical histories and emergency room visitation records. An AI is perfect for this task, because they can “read” so much faster and remember so much more than a human. Already, AI systems are helping to diagnose patients, helping to prevent negative drug interactions, helping to prevent allergies, and even helping to prevent illness entirely by recognizing the health and lifestyle events that precipitate certain illnesses. This last point gives patients the information they need to make changes before they become ill. Medical professionals and hospitals around the world are already using versions of this tech, and look forward to further advancements.
There are many more applications of artificial intelligence in the modern world, and no industry will be unaffected when these technologies become mature. Already, medicine and modern farming are being helped enormously by these pioneering technologies, in ways that are likely already affected your life for the better.