There are only a handful of movies that I will stop scrolling through the channels to watch, and one of those is "I, Robot".
I am not sure if it has to do with the action or the looming thought of our technology out-thinking and turning on us, but it just makes for a good movie.
Lucky for us, our technology isn't plotting to kill us or take over the world, but it is getting smarter and more sophisticated based on our preferences and utilization for it.
Below are the top artificial intelligence trends to keep an eye out for in 2019.
1. A more intelligent Siri and alexa
Most people have jumped on the band wagon and have purchased an Amazon Echo or Google Home assistant. And most of the world has access to Siri in our back pockets... literally.
But what is most exciting about the new trends and technology is that we won't just continue asking about answers to questions, the weather for the week, or having them tell us corny jokes.
Look for this type of technology to be incorporated into our appliances, our vehicles and perhaps even our furniture in the near future.
"Hey Alexa, recline my chair, would you dear?"
2. Smarter recruiting tools
If you are, or personally know a business owner, ask them how fun and quick it is to find good talent.
Go on, I'll wait...
The fact is, recruiting is not only costly on the front end, but hiring the wrong talent could cost you dearly on the back end as well.
Although, AI is looking to mitigate most of the damage. In 2019, look for smarter recruiting chat bots that can not only prequalify your sales leads, but can manage to filter out job candidates and only put the right ones in front of you for an interview.
"Hey Siri, get me a good project manager... now!"
3. AI-powered Conversational search
We are almost done with the days of typing in our search inquiries. It turns out that it is much easier and efficient to just ask our devices for the things we want and need.
Yet again, AI is about to take this type of search to the next level. For example, instead of typing in "Functional Medicine doctors in my area" into a search engine, now you can simply speak a more effectively phrased question to receive a much more specific answer. Something along the lines of "Find me a doctor that practices functional medicine and that can tailor a diet plan specifically for me."
Boom! Simply click "directions" and you're there.
But it won't stop there. Be on the lookout for AI to enable the search engines to speak back and further refine your questions. For example, if you are looking for an engineering consulting company, you may ask Siri for it and be met with the following questions regarding your results:
- Is this mechanical or electrical in nature?
- Is this an invention in need of design?
- Or you looking for more automation and data mining?
Now that could save your finger some scrolling!
"Hey Siri, get me healthy!"
4. Realistic conversational chatbots and virtual agents
Just think about never having to hear, "Your call is very important to us. Please remain on the line" ever again.
Well, in 2019, you may not need to. AI could be bringing much more real and intelligent site concierge and virtual assistance for customers.
This isn't as futuristic as it sounds. Autodesk, an online company, recently released "Ava", their online virtual agent. She can help check you out, guide you to further education, or answer your inquiries all while speaking to her in real time.
If you are still sending your customers to the hold music saxophone line, you may want to look into getting some help with your online marketing, specifically when it comes to engaging clients with chatbots.
WHO ARE WE?
VI Smart Solutions applies the latest in artificial intelligence to solve complex problems in oil & gas, pipeline, agriculture, fisheries, and related industries. Our current platform, “VINet” is a deep-learning software technology we use to capture human intelligence to make automated decisions using complex data. By recording the judgments a human makes when given the complex data, our deep-learning system, learns to make the same decisions a human would. To date, we’ve successfully applied VINet for robust recognition and tracking of objects and animals in underwater sonar and color images.