This year, the smartwatch became a wardrobe staple and Google’s Alexa replaced Pam, from The Office, as everyone’s favorite assistant. We may only be about halfway through, but we think it safe to declare 2017 the year when artificial intelligence (AI) shed its image as a science fiction fixture and secured its spot in our everyday lives.
That’s not all AI is securing! With AI technology evolving at a rapid pace, tomorrow promises to be very different from today, particularly in the security department. Look-out for the following AI trends that promise to protect us in the streets, at the store, and online.
- Smarter Cars
As children, we may have pictured our future selves steering spaceships through the streets but we never imagined a future in which vehicles steered themselves!
We’d better get used to the concept of self-driven cars, because AI is about to bring them into reality. The last few years have seen several successful self-driving tests, but human-driven vehicles may soon go the way of the horse and buggy. Proponents of self-driven cars maintain that the lack of human error will make roads safer for passengers and pedestrians. It’s up to developers to build AI capable of assessing surroundings and reacting appropriately.
- Less Theft
We usually address eCommerce entrepreneurs on our blog, but this post bears good news for brick and mortar shop owners.
AI-enabled self-checkout has become a staple of supermarkets and convenience stores. While self-checkout lines may help retailers save time and money, they are losing 30% of revenue to unscanned items. In the name of security, retail is poised to become even more robotic. AI apps may soon be alerting shopkeepers to unscanned items.
3. Tighter Cyber Security
We’ve cautioned that cyber threats are growing more sophisticated. Fortunately, so is cyber defense.
The same advances in AI that will empower vehicles to note traffic and adjust accordingly have the potential to help future cyber security tools better differentiate between normal activity and malicious intent. High-level automation can help address suspicious cyber activity with unprecedented immediacy and precision.
The future may be open wide, but one thing is certain: it’s bringing advances in AI. Time will tell if advanced AI brings us closer to a perfect world, one with less car accidents, lost revenue and data breaches.
Contact eMazzanti while you wait. We’ll help you put really smart systems in place, so that you’re prepared for an artificially intelligent future.