What is Artificial Intelligence
What do you think when you hear “artificial intelligence?” Perhaps you think it has nothing to do with you. It’s something only the Big Tech superpowers have to worry about, right? The reality is that artificial intelligence has become so pervasive that we’re encountering it almost every hour of every day. Here are some examples of how you’re most likely using AI in your daily life and possibly don’t even realize it.
Everyday Examples of Artificial Intelligence
Do you use Jasper to help generate blog posts for your business? And then check your work with Grammarly? Do you poll attendees for meeting availability with Calendly? Or do you have Otter generate transcriptions of your meetings?
If not - you’re missing out. This is just a small sampling of productivity-enhancing tools out there. And they’re all powered by AI. Start small by implementing the use of one or two and see how much time you save.
Travel aids powered by AI may be some of the most transformative technology our society has seen yet. We no longer have to rely on printed maps and hastily scribbled-down directions – instead, we just type in our destination on Google Maps.
AI is making travel easier than ever before by providing you with live information on roadblocks and traffic conditions, so you’re able to use the most optimized route possible.
And it’s not just Google Maps – other driver-assisted technologies, such as self-driving cars, are also drastically improving traveling and commuting.
When you search or shop online, you’ve probably noticed ads that seem to follow you around. Powered by AI, those ads and search suggestions are based on your search history, activity history, and interests. The goal? Getting the items in front of your eyes that the algorithm believes you will value the most.
These smart recommendation systems probably know you better than you know yourself – they track your online behavior over time and detect patterns and habits in order to correctly identify your interests and predict future behavior and offer recommendations based on that stored information.
What’s the first thing you reach for in the morning? We’re guessing it’s your smartphone. Using biometrics, AI scans your face and then uses machine learning algorithms to determine if the person trying to unlock your phone is actually you. Facial recognition technology is also used for surveillance by government facilities, airports, and other high-security organizations.
From Siri to Alexa and many more, digital assistants are quickly becoming can’t-live-without necessities. They perform daily tasks on our behalf that make our lives just a bit easier. Making a phone call in the car, adding to a shopping list, inquiring about the weather, playing music; these assistants use natural language processing and AI generators to complete these tasks and much more.
AI is working behind the scenes 24/7 to personalize your social media feeds based on your interests, search history, and activities. It’s learned what posts resonate with you, which ones you’ll scroll past, and which ads you’re most likely to click.
Social media AI algorithms also monitor posts to see if anything is breaking terms and conditions. It’s even identifying and filtering out fake news and problematic posts.
Most of us send emails (or at least a text) daily. Tools like Grammarly are activated whenever you write, using natural language processing and artificial intelligence to help you draft messages and texts that are free from errors. The AI identifies incorrect usage of language and then suggests corrections.
AI is also used in spam filters to block unwanted emails or identify an email as something the recipient would like to receive. Your email account is even protected by anti-virus software using machine learning.
Thanks to artificial intelligence within online banking, payment processes and transactions are simpler and quicker than ever. Do you even remember the last time you went to the bank?
You can now transfer money, make payments, deposits, and withdrawals from anywhere. AI is also especially involved in the security of our online financial transactions, including identity management and privacy controls. It monitors and learns about your spending habits over time, and if there’s even a hint of suspicious activity, AI verifies the purchase to detect fraud and validate the purchase.
A few years ago, it was easy to not notice how much our days were impacted by AI. But now, it’s hard to imagine our lives without it.
Check out more AI tools in this directory.