It’s no secret technology is moving faster than ever. It seems like every week there’s a new innovation. Regardless of the size of the change, the speed of this process has a huge impact on the business world. It is our responsibility to harness that technology and put it to the best use possible. We can’t wait for another development; we have to act now.
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence
Gurbaksh Chahal believes that in just a few years (maybe even just 1-2 years!), many of our daily activities will be streamlined through artificial intelligence. We’ve already started, with voice or image recognition technology. But the digital industry is poised to take the technology beyond that stage-far beyond it.
Language has always played a critical role in society, beginning with very basic communication. What artificial intelligence can do is take that language and manipulate into a task or set of tasks. Not even 10 years ago, we would have said this was impossible. Today, these technologies are no longer dreams, but realities within our grasp.
How Gurbaksh Chahal Believes We’ll Move Forward
Voice activation is a big key for future projects, says Gurbaksh Chahal. It can propel artificial intelligence projects forward by giving independence to people who didn’t have it before; requiring less parts to our technology because the process is simplified; and providing an easier way for us to connect with each other. All this relies on language.
Language is both the simplest and most complicated part of artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology. It is a natural phenomenon that we communicate with our voices, and it is only natural to want to find other uses for them. On the small scale, we have seen this in terms, of phones that recognize who you want to call, or computers that allow you to log in by speaking a certain word or phrase.
But this is just the beginning. Soon, the majority of our lives will be operated by artificial intelligence. Slowly, little things are creeping into our everyday lives and processes are being automated and successfully run by computers and not humans. Sometimes we realize it and sometimes we don’t. That’s how commonplace the new technology has become: it happens so quickly, we don’t even notice a difference when it’s introduced.
There’s Still a Place for Humans, Right?
Of course there’s a place for humans! As of right now, artificial intelligence can only go so far. It sounds new and amazing, but the technology is still in its infancy. However, as mentioned earlier, technology is developing at a much more rapid rate than it ever has in history. We as humans need to be ready to adapt because soon artificial intelligence will be adapting around us.
Gurbaksh Chahal is currently leading teams working one some of the most advanced artificial intelligence technology right now. From Chatbots to a computer playing Go, to ad-blocking technology, Gurbaksh Chahal has demonstrated a number of practical uses for artificial intelligence, but he also sees plenty more possibilities for the technology being developed.
We, as humans, have done much to change the course of history through technological development. In some ways, it seems like our language of “ABC” is being replaced by zeroes and ones. But that’s not completely true. Artificial intelligence is being created to mimic-and in some cases, improve-human behavior. That means a human needs to be the one to set the system that produces the chatbot or the AI or the voice recognition software. Artificial intelligence only understands language as it was programmed to (currently), and if you are worried about how are that can go, remember two things:
- Humans have a finite learning curve. We can keep learning new things, but at some point, certain information becomes irrelevant and we dispose of it.
- Right now, artificial intelligence also is finite. The advances that are being made to the technology are incredible, there’s no doubt there, but there is still only a certain point to which machines can process information, and only so much information that can be input into an individual machine.
There are a lot of opportunities for artificial intelligence to make the world a better place, but it’s up to the humans to apply it. Right now, artificial intelligence is revolutionizing communication technologies. Perhaps the next step is to turn it into a less polarizing technology, make it something all society can benefit from, and takes us from there into the future.davinci11