Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionised our daily routines, providing 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, such as playing music or opening and closing doors. Smart home devices like thermostats, sprinklers, and lighting systems are programmed to learn our routines and preferences, saving energy and adjusting accordingly. AI-powered security cameras can now recognise people’s faces, which improves security.
AI in Industries
The entertainment industry has also embraced AI technology, with streaming platforms using recommendation engines to personalise users’ experiences. But the impact of AI goes far beyond our homes and entertainment, revolutionising various industries such as healthcare, education, transportation, and banking.
In healthcare, AI can detect diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s at an early stage, helping doctors diagnose and treat them more efficiently. In education, AI is being leveraged to personalise learning experiences and identify students who need additional help, making learning more accessible and effective. Self-driving cars are being developed to reduce accidents caused by human error, making transportation safer and more convenient. In banking, AI is used to identify fraud and offer personalised financial products tailored to customer’s needs.
Are businesses already using AI?
According to a recent Insight survey conducted by Harris Poll, over 71% of businesses are already in the process of adopting AI. As this technology continues to evolve and businesses are increasing their AI adoption, it is expected that the impact on our daily lives will only increase. However, there are also challenges surrounding AI, as is the case with most new technologies that are developing quickly. Fears surrounding job security, ethical issues, and security and safety will have to be carefully managed by businesses and policymakers, as well as by individual users, to ensure that AI stays beneficial.
At Insight, we work with companies to ensure that AI technology is being used efficiently and ethically. We work with our clients to explore opportunities around AI that improve business operations effectively. It is imperative that we work towards ethical usage of 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, and 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