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How AI could transform the way we interact with machines

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The next two decades promise to transform the way we live. How? With vast amounts of data being digitised and integrated into our social lives, our preferences and our devices.

Here at the Computer Science Institute, we are working on a concept application that will assist in this digital transformation.

Within the next five years, we will have a powerful “AI bridge” of fine-grained AI that will be able to comprehend context and relationship between groups of people to automatically navigate social situations, measure appropriate behaviour, and understand nuances.

The concept application will recognise the age, gender, ethnicity, social status, and education of people, in order to anticipate the probability that a certain group will have a shared and agreeable level of behaviour.

The platform will also be able to understand social customs, and deliver a conversational interface to ensure people feel comfortable and relaxed.

At this level, it will understand the nuances of individual relationships and offer appropriate responses. By gaining information about relationships, the social bridge will be able to understand and accommodate demands for a life style with shared objectives.

This is the foundation of the next evolution of what we already do every day.

In this area, the delivery of better and more predictable access to information has the potential to drive a greater sense of well-being and loyalty. Ultimately, this will lead to changes in social interaction in a context-aware way.

Internet of Things

The development of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) has long been driven by consumers looking for simple, accurate, and frictionless experience. Similarly, enterprises are using information in a manual manner in order to produce better and more accurate insight into their users.

Collectively, IoT might represent an enormous opportunity to leverage the volume and quality of personal data at our disposal, and deliver innovative products and services.

However, the IoT is also driving an exponential increase in digital data. According to IDC, businesses will generate 2.6 zettabytes – that’s 1.2 petabytes per month, or 831 billion gigabytes per year – of data by 2021.

This increases our burden on the storage and processing power of devices and cloud infrastructure. As the volume of data increases, the rate of innovative and tactical data in real-time is limited, and more of the past is left to gather dust.

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