AI (Artificial Intelligence) has always been something that people never really decided if it’s completely good or bad, most of them still influenced by the old '80s/'90s futuristic movies like Terminator. The time so far has proved that most of the time, it’s a good thing, even with flaws here and there. But what exactly AI has changed in 2020? Let’s find out!

1. AI became less data-hungry.

Many people complain about data collection nowadays. This happens with phones, social networks, searches, and even Windows does it. With so much data about us and our devices, AI should know exactly what to offer or who we are, right? Well, that’s not true.

As much as AI algorithms can collect and process huge volumes of data, sometimes, the processed data is not consistent with a real-world experience, which means that the return of that analysis does not represent a situation that actually happens with a human being. This can happen in certain areas where collecting real-world data is too hard (like car driving, for example). The lack of accurate data in those situations might return results that are not desirable or expected.

So, the AI needs to be fed with even more data to get something more accurate, right? This question was answered with a “Yeah!” most of the time, but that’s not true.

As stated by the CEO and co-founder of Affectiva, Rana el Kaliouby: “Many researchers in the AI space are beginning to test and use emerging data synthesis methodologies to overcome the limitations of real-world data available to them. With these methodologies, companies can take data that has already been collected and synthesize it to create new data”.

This means that soon AI won’t need to collect so much data to return something accurate with the real-world.

2. Healthcare will be more accurate and less costly.

One of the main problems with healthcare is that a decision can cost thousands of dollars and be completely ineffective for that situation. Humans can’t measure cost/efficiency fast enough most of the time, which can lead us to make bad decisions. The AI improvements up until now can make medical decisions more accurate and less costly by analyzing the data of multiple medical centers in real-time and return the best course of action for a specific problem.

As Jeroen Tas, Philips’ Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, states: “There is tremendous waste in many healthcare systems related to complex administration processes, lack of preventative care, and over- and under-diagnosis and treatment. These are areas where AI could really start to make a difference, further out, one of the most promising applications of AI will be in the area of ‘Command Centers’ which will optimize patient flow and resource allocation.”

There’s a lot of things that AI can do for us in the near future, from giving instructions to decide about our health, most of them will become more and more common in our daily activities with time and improvement. Have you noticed any changes into your life that are provided by artificial intelligence?

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