Plenty of authors have written about how they believe a possible robot apocalypse would happen and how our chances would be. Usually, it has to do with a new advancement in robotics that led to it getting sentience. Or sometimes a rogue A.I. Despite this, we continue to further our knowledge and dependence on artificial intelligence. While I’m not here to say whether it’s right or wrong for us to continue along this path, I am a mere messenger and informer to our current accomplishments in the field of Artificial intelligence this year.
In the past year, natural language processing has experienced one of AI’s most significant advancements (NLP). For example, the language model GPT-3 created by OpenAI has demonstrated impressive talents in producing text that resembles that of humans. GPT-3 is capable of understanding and producing language at a level previously thought to be unattainable thanks to its 175 billion parameters. In a recent study, GPT-3 was found to perform at the cutting edge in numerous NLP tasks, including translation, summarisation, and question-answering (Brown et al., 2020).
Computer vision is another field where AI has made considerable strides in the last year. Very impressive powers in producing realistic images have been demonstrated by GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks). In a recent study, GANs were found to perform at the cutting edge in several computer vision tasks, such as image synthesis and picture in-painting (Karras et al., 2020). In layman’s terms, they can generate images from a prompt.
Throughout the past year, AI has also advanced significantly in the healthcare sector. The use of AI to gauge the severity of COVID-19 is one example. An AI-based model has demonstrated good results in predicting the severity of COVID-19 in patients, according to a study (Jiang et al., 2021). Another illustration is the application of AI to foretell the risk of developing heart disease. Another study found that AI-based models outperformed conventional risk calculators in terms of accuracy when estimating the risk of heart disease (Khera et al., 2021).
Lastly, over the past year, AI has made major advancements in the realm of autonomous vehicles. Very impressive abilities in traversing challenging environments have been demonstrated by self-driving cars. A study found that self-driving cars have made substantial advancements in terms of performance and safety, with some businesses claiming to have attained level 4 autonomy (Gopalan, 2021). This means that A.I will be able to take you anywhere that has a location without needing to request you to take over at any given period.
To be honest at the rate that A.I is experiencing growth, we humans will most likely not have to lift a finger to do anything. We will be able to sit down on our chairs, and just watch silently as all our needs and responsibilities are cared for by artificial intelligence. That could sound like a dream or a nightmare.