Artificial Intelligence (AI) will become mainstream in 2018, considers Ralph Haupter, the president of Microsoft Asia, and we have lots of arguments to believe the same way. AI is a strategic area of investment for every enterprise and it`s considered to be the only way to remain one step ahead of competitors. A survey conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Teradata on 260 IT and business decision-makers VP-level or higher, from organizations with a global revenue of more than $50M a year, shows that an extraordinary 80% of enterprises are investing in AI.
Industries impacted by AI
Though almost all industries are affected and invest in AI, there are a couple of areas that will be revolutionized by it. The same survey highlights the fact that 59% of companies from IT and telecommunications expect to benefit from AI, followed by 43% business and professional services and 32% of customer services and financial services.
AI will revolutionize medicine
Julie Choi, head of marketing in the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel, considers that in 2018 AI will expand to medical diagnostics and will adapt to companies need to bring solutions to market.
Mark Michalski, executive director, “Massachusetts General Hospital” and “Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center” for Clinical Data Science, cited by blogs.nvidia.com, says 2018 will be the year AI becomes real for medicine: “By the end of next year, I think around half of leading healthcare systems will have adopted some form of AI within their diagnostic groups. In 2018, we’ll begin the adoption of a technology that may truly transform the way providers work, and the way patients experience healthcare, on a global scale”.
AI in everyday life
Research scientists expect that this year everybody will have a virtual assistant and that AI will help them getting smarter. The most widely used assistants are Siri, from Apple, Google Assistant, Alexa, from Amazon and Cortana from Microsoft. 2018 should be the year in which our voice-based gadgets will work together, we`ll have personalized media – from reports to music playlists, according to our taste and interests. Experts believe that soon people will ask themselves how were we able to live without AI, which will allow us to accelerate the development of new innovative products in all areas.
AI will create new jobs
Although AI will bring lots of advantage, people continue to wonder if their jobs are safe or if they risk losing them because of robots. According to a Gartner report from December 2017, AI will replace only low-level, routine work. Moreover, AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020, while eliminating only 1.8 million jobs.