What’s next in artificial intelligence (AI) technology in 2018?

After significant breakthroughs in the last two years in the field of AI, there has been a lot of anticipation and speculation of what the future holds. Here are some predictions and tips from leading researchers in AI technology on what to expect before the end of 2018.

Natural language generation

future-artificial-intelligenceIt is a relatively new field in the field of AI technology which has produced promising results in the past two years and promises significant breakthroughs in 2018. Natural language generation is a discipline that deals with the conversion of data into text format. This will enhance computer communication of ideas fluently and with perfect accuracy.

This technology is in the test phase in the field of customer service to collect relevant data which generates market reports and summaries. This information helps companies make major production and sales decisions. Natural language generation is offered by companies like automated insights, Narrative science, SAS, Digital marketing, Attivio and Cambridge semantics

AI as a mainstream content creator

In recent years there has been a steady rise in research which has been made easier by website based AI’s. The artificial intelligence programs integrated into sites such as Google and Amazon have customized blog posts, videos, adverts and other media content based on an individual’s search history, preferences, and available information,. This makes research and online presence quick and efficient.

Content creation AI is set to be the future of online news feeds. More companies and institutions such as CBS, USA Today, and Hearst are set to adopt this technology.

Image recognition

Image recognition is the process of detecting and identifying an object or its features through a digital image or a video. Artificial intelligence has recently been integrated into this process to produce high-end results. AI can also be used in social media to search images and compare them to a set. It determines which images are relevant to the search.

Image recognition and AI-powered biometrics are set to be used in major industries such as banking for personal verification and payments. In the medical field, AI will be used to verify patient identities and diagnose diseases. Some phone manufacturers have already integrated this technology as a security feature in their high-end devices for facial recognition.

Virtual agents and personal assistants

virtual agentsVirtual agents are computer programs that are capable of making reasonable interactions with humans. Companies have already adopted this technology to create automated customer care services and household on the other hand use AI, personal assistants as smart home managers such as Alexia devices.

Personal assistants AIs are set to get smarter in 2018. Apple, Microsoft solutions and other companies that develop virtual agents have plans to add the latest technological advancements in deep learning and AI optimized hardware to their devices to improve their uses and efficiency.

There is still a lot of unknown potential in the field of AI technology, and there are always surprises. 2017 saw the development of software capable of recognizing human emotions in which no one had anticipated or predicted. 2018 is no different, and therefore all we can do is wait and see what the future holds.