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The power of AI and bots

I have started seeing the sudden increase in AI and bots and I am so excited to see where this is heading. First we had Microsoft introduce Tay the Twitter AI which unfortunately saw it’s demise when it got turned into a racist drug dealer. Tay displayed just how powerful their AI could be even if it turned against the rules set to keep it at bay.

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I have started seeing the sudden increase in AI and bots. And I am so excited to see where this is heading. First, we had Microsoft introduce Tay the Twitter AI. Which unfortunately saw it’s demise when it got turned into a racist drug dealer. Tay displayed just how powerful their AI could be. Even if it turned against the rules set to keep it at bay.

The rise of bots

Next, we saw Microsoft give a centralised API for Microsoft apps which is pretty neat. Then Facebook decided we need to chat with robots in order to find what we need and when we want it. This is another API which businesses can tap into and again, it could go far once the AI is trained and giving out results.

One showcase which Microsoft has recently shown us is their bot which can take better pictures than the everyday photographer on the iPhone. If I had an iPhone, I would be downloading this right now just to see how well it performs, but unfortunately, they can’t really showcase it on Windows Phone where there is a lack of market (keeping my fingers crossed mind).

Google even thinks that bots are something which needs to be tapped in to and they have in fact brought out their own chatbot which looks to perform just as well as the Google search engine and maybe even better than Facebook’s Messenger bots.

Thinking about the future of AI

Windows Central even believes that one day, bots could replace apps. You could end up asking the bot to order you food. Or even order your groceries or anything you could wish for. Maybe one day, these bots could predict what you need and when. And even order all of it for you without the need to lift a finger.

This is especially true when you think about the plethora of smart devices coming out. Washing machines, fridge freezers, televisions (even my TV is starting to suggest what I switch over to at certain times). All of these smart devices could one day connect to each other. Communicate with a shopping list which could then be ordered and delivered on a day you’re in.

What do you guys think about this and are you excited for the future of AI?

By Michael Brooks

Husband. Developer. Animal lover. Gaming. CrossFit. This is a small list of who I am, what I do, and who I love.

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