AI as a Partner for the Future?

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Artificial Intelligence.

For technologists and futurists and other more scientifically minded people ‘AI’ represents an exciting frontier where humanity will be taken to new heights underpinned by smarter, more efficient ways of achieving its goals.

For others AI connotes a dystopian future; a future where many jobs become obsolete and humanity is ‘dumbed down’, not having to think for itself.

In popular culture, AI is often represented as something to be feared.

Common narratives in Science Fiction reflect upon – and play directly to – people’s fears of the unknown future and unchecked technology’s role in it.

But what about the leaps and bounds AI technology has moved humanity forward in recent years?

Robotics is a good example.

In manufacturing, AI driven robots increasingly assist in production lines with the more dangerous, strenuous and repetitive tasks.

Smart robots are increasingly involved in other dangerous jobs such as search and rescue, bomb defusing and in perilous military operations.

In medicine, robotics is pioneering highly specific and delicate life saving surgeries.

All are guided by human decisions, assisted by technology

In cyberspace, AI software systems routinely improve efficiencies in work and online safety.

Social Media platforms are monitored by AI algorithms to scan for offensive or illegal user generated content – something that is simply not possible in real time by humans.

In Finance, automated portfolio managers are increasingly being used to not only save time and money but also to achieve better results.

Diagnostic tools and disease mapping and projections help medical professionals to make decisions with greater accuracy… highly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AI as a Partner for the Future?

In fact, the rise of Quantum Computing is being heralded as the major way forward in solving many of society’s most pressing issues – disease, famine, the environment – even the mysteries of space and the origins of the universe.

Chat bots, smart maps, Alexa, Siri, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Uber – all common, daily-use companies and applications that use AI algorithms to improve both the user experience and back-end internal efficiencies.

Smartphones, self-driving Cars, the International Space Station… the list goes on.

Increasingly, almost everything will be eventually touched and reinvented with AI.

In each case, safety and functionality are immeasurably improved with the aid of AI and technology

And all of these developments will still require human actors and human thought, as they do now.

Presence detection is another key area where innovation in technology and AI combine to increase safety and efficiency in real world situations.

Foresense Technologies is a world leader in this field.

The innovative Foresense platform simplifies the collection of presence data and the analysis of action – and interaction – on-site in real world settings to provide real-time analytics of traffic inside and around any physical location.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and unique and return visitations the Foresense platform collects data through on-site sensors integrating with smartphones or wearable tags allowing for alerts and accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be made.

These advances in technology present a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for smarter, safer physical spaces across government, commerce and industry

Like in many other fields where AI is making a positive impact, Foresense can free site managers and key decision makers from the number crunching and analytical burdens, allowing them to focus on the bigger picture and the more human aspects of their operations; the aspects that AI simply cannot do.

AI does not necessarily need to be viewed as an opposing force that will take over; in many cases it offers a complimentary existence with humans that increases efficiency, safety and ultimately our quality of life.

AI can be a partner with humanity, and a positive influence on society moving us forward into the new world of tomorrow.

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