A word near impossible to avoid in the technology industry at this point in time is Artificial intelligence. All everyone seems to talk about is how many life and world-altering technologies could be created by utilizing it. This week’s Eurasian Media Forum, too, included discussions on the topic of Artificial Intelligence.
To understand the extent to which new technology is altering our lives, we need to start by understanding the vast field of artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a division of computer science. It can be utilized in order to generate novel technologies. It involves the various techniques through which machines are able to impersonate human thinking.
So while humans make use of their brains so as to execute any chore, A.I. understands how a tech device can be made to execute this same chore. A recent example is cars that can self-drive.
The purpose is to make machines execute complex tasks that are time-consuming and require major efforts from a human.
Other examples of AI are computers that have managed to defeat world champions at the game of chess, audio recognition software like Alexa, Siri, etc. and also face recognition technology.
The Eurasian Media Forum, held at Almaty, hosted numerous politicians, journalists, researchers, and tech professionals. The topic of discussion was: ‘Age of A.I.: a revival of humanity?’
Astana International Financial Centre governor, Kairat Kelimbetov, stated that novel technologies will let the financial sector of Kazakhstan speedily come up to pace with the financial sector of other countries.
Muthoni Wanyoike works for the Nairobi Women in Machine Learning and Data Science. According to her, Artificial Intelligence will be able to provide solutions to African needs as well. She stated how the A.I. systems will be able to provide quality healthcare without having to hire as many doctors.