5 Sep 2023

AI and Its Impact on Our Daily Lives


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionised our daily routines. It has provided the comfort and efficiency we need to perform tasks in less time. AI mimics human-like thinking, and it has become a part of our daily lives. From voice assistants to smart home devices, AI is changing how we work and live.

Have you ever used a virtual assistant such as Siri or Alexa to ask questions or give commands? They are examples of AI-powered assistants that can help you do a variety of tasks! Smart home devices like thermostats, sprinklers, and lighting systems learn our routines and preferences. AI-powered security cameras can now recognise people’s faces, which improves security.


AI in Industries

The entertainment industry has also embraced AI technology. There are many streaming platforms using recommendation engines to personalise users’ experiences. But, the impact of AI goes far beyond our homes and entertainment. It has also revolutionised various industries such as healthcare, education, transportation, and banking.

In healthcare, AI can detect diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s at an early stage. Because of this, doctors can diagnose and treat these diseases more efficiently. In education, AI is personalising learning experiences and identifying students needing help. This makes learning more accessible and effective. Self-driving cars are being developed to reduce accidents caused by human error. This is making transportation safer and more convenient. In banking, AI identifies fraud and offers personalised products tailored to customers’ needs.


Are businesses already using AI?

According to a recent Insight survey conducted by Harris Poll, over 71% of businesses are already adopting AI. As this technology continues to evolve its impact on our daily lives will likely increase. But, there are also challenges surrounding AI. Many concerns centre around job security, ethical issues and safety. This means it will have to be carefully managed by businesses and policymakers. We also need to ensure it is monitored by individual users, so that AI stays beneficial.

At Insight, we work with companies to ensure that AI technology is used in an efficient and ethical way. We work with our clients to explore opportunities around AI that improve business operations effectively. We must work towards ethically using cutting-edge AI technology to maximise its benefits while avoiding potential risks.

AI is transforming our lives and will continue to do so. Insight is thrilled to be a part of this exciting adventure and change various industries positively. With advancements in AI technology, the possibilities are endless! But we must ensure that its usage benefits humanity as a whole.

This article was written by Karen McLaughlin – Senior Vice President – EMEA Services & Global CoE, Services Operations at Insight

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