Technology has greatly affected our lives over the years. Now, a study from Stanford University has revealed how artificial intelligence (A.I.) may change people's lifestyle -- from transportation, employment, health and household chores -- by the year 2030.
According to a Stanford report entitled "Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030," A.I. will be more common and will, in fact, be helpful in terms of improving the economy and everyday quality of life.
“A.I. technologies can be reliable and broadly beneficial. Being transparent about their design and deployment challenges will build trust and avert unjustified fear and suspicion," said Barbara Grosz, a computer scientist from Harvard and chair of AI100 (Stanford's One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence) via Computer World.
The study reveals that in 2030, autonomous vehicles will roam the streets. Ordering pizza will also be more efficient with delivery drones. A.I. could also help in monitoring crime and distribution of food in low-income areas.
Robots will not only be used for housekeeping but also serve as added security for homes. They could also be tutors as well as provide more interactive ways for entertainment and media. A.I. also got you covered in terms of health as smart sensors could monitor your blood sugar and other organ functions, Stanford News reports.
However, Peter Stone, a computer scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, said that the added involvement of A.I. to human beings' lives may also result to job loss.
“But this technology will also create profound challenges, affecting jobs and incomes and other issues that we should begin addressing now to ensure that the benefits of A.I. are broadly shared," he said.
The study says that base-level jobs such as moving warehouses, offering financial advice or organizing a meeting may be taken over by robots. But this means that more jobs will open in other areas. Data analysts will be in demand as new information from A.I. increases.
“Until now, most of what is known about A.I. comes from science fiction books and movies. This study provides a realistic foundation to discuss how A.I. technologies are likely to affect society," Stone concluded.
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