Scientists have made great progress in artificial intelligence in the last decade, which has resulted in significant contributions in the field of science. The year 2021 was a turbulent one for many, but this did not stop industries from developing immensely important technologies and discovering new things about the world that have become helpful. One of the biggest changes took place in the area of health and safety. In order to protect people from an unpleasant outbreak of Covid-19, we were forced to not just take drastic measures but also to invest heavily into R&D in order to develop long-lasting protective methods as well as effective treatments. The research & development commitments made by countries, companies, and private entities will be crucial in our fight against illnesses while also helping us develop much more advanced artificial intelligence systems that are quickly becoming indispensable!
Vaccine Development with AI
A new vaccination often takes years to manufacture. However, barely three months from the first confirmed cases, vaccine manufacturers had already started human testing by March 2020 to combat covid-19.
When it comes to creating vaccines, there are multiple stages and steps that must be taken into consideration especially because they can take a while to create and combine. The record time for the development of a vaccine was partly due to artificial intelligence models that helped the research team analyze the large amounts of information collected about the virus in question. There are thousands of components of the virus, which requires scientists to use machine learning and other artificial intelligence methods in order to sort through all of this information and predict which sub-components can provide vaccinations. AI's usage in vaccine development might change the way vaccines are developed in the future.
Emergence of Robotaxis
An adventure around the country with a driverless car? That used to sound like science fiction, but in 2021 that dream came true. Self-driving cars continued to advance towards their bold, yet reachable goal. In 2021, the industry’s most skilled and renowned professionals were at the helm of companies that updated their innovative technologies by testing driverless cars in major cities. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will have to be completely self-sufficient and allow passengers to ride without a human safety operator on board in order to improve the scale of driverless taxi services.
Advanced Natural Language System
In 2021, there were significant advances made in natural language processing when it comes to understanding language better. This means that the tone used by people became more evident with these developments. These improvements achieved by advances in natural language processing capabilities are enabling the creation of the next generation of Artificial Intelligence software that could improve traditional search results and provide more sophisticated services based on Natural Language Understanding (NLU) such as chatbots and virtual assistants. In the future, this will create better user experiences and consequently increase business value.
Quantum Computing made a significant leap in the year 2021. This significant inroad carries weight for AI research since quantum computing could be used to supercharge existing AI models compared to classical computers wherein binary code is processed. Quantum computing, for example, can be used to analyze datasets that are too vast for traditional computers to handle, making the model more accurate and effective in real-world scenarios. Deep learning algorithms and other advanced technologies are playing an increasingly prominent role in the advancement of quantum computing.
There are many applications of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. AI hardware can help process massive amounts of data, identify patterns and make predictions that could take months to come up with using conventional methods. AI hardware can also be useful in training AI systems, as it allows a company's AI to “learn” faster and tackle more difficult problems. By speeding up this process, the costs for creating new models are reduced and the time to create them is reduced as well. In addition, one can save on staff costs since machines don't sleep or go on break!
We are at the beginning of a digital revolution that will contribute to a better quality of life in the years to come. From self-driving cars to using AI to create art and music, it is becoming clear that AI is a tool that will impact all of our lives in many ways. It is not just the products and services that AI will improve, but the way we work and live that will be affected as well. The above five achievements will be made possible thanks to artificial intelligence, and we are excited to see what the future holds!