Is Ai the future?

by Sudharsan Gopalakrishnan 

Artificial Intelligence resembling the human brain, “Artificial Intelligence – Resembling Human Brain” by deepakiqlect is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Computer Science has existed for over a century at this point, and it’s fascinating to see it evolve over time. However, very recently, AI has been making an increasingly popular trend. Today, whether you agree or not, we depend on AI. Take, for example, your GPS in your car. GPS guides are meant to calculate the shortest and fastest routes to your destination. This is done using special AI programs including voice recognition programs such as Recurrent Neural Networks. AI programs are typically used for pattern recognition. In this case, that would be identifying patterns in voice recordings and generating output based on those. Another example could be Amazon’s Alexa, or Apple’s Siri. They are voice recognizers, meaning that they can identify what a person says, translate it into words, and then provide the user with the most pertinent search engine article tab. How do you think Google immediately returns millions of articles and searches at you once you search something? It uses an AI algorithm to do so, which filters out all of the non-pertinent searches based on what is entered in the hotbar. 

AI has so many diverse applications in today’s busy world. Currently, AI is being used for weather forecasting, cybersecurity, online shopping, robotics, and even cars! But climate change tends to be one of the main focuses. For centuries, there have been cycles of global temperature increases and decreases. However, with the increasing rate of carbon emissions and excessive greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, our Earth is being cooked in a colossal oven. Computer engineers around the world are striving to predict the increase in global temperature and other factors of global warming, and AI seems to be one of the best solutions available. Using techniques such as Neural Networks, or computer networks that are intended to mimic the complexity and power of a brain, engineers could possibly predict what the weather and temperature will be like in a hundred years from now.

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