Whether it is the soon-to-be self-driving cars, Apple’s iPhone, flying drones, or IBM’s impressive artificially intelligent application Watson, artificial intelligence has changed the way we go about our daily lives. As if it could not get any more modern, the current artificial intelligence arms race is rewriting the technological world as we know it.As more venture capitalists get involved in artificial intelligence, many of which are big names in the technological community, the push to redefine what efficiency means will create a new beginning in the form of modern technology. More than half of artificial intelligence companies that have been acquired in the past five years are venture-backed, which means pumping more money into an already potentially-thriving industry.
The artificial intelligence arms race will directly impact the way we handle healthcare, finances, automation, security, and engagement with others. Making an improvement in these fields is not guaranteed, but it certainly is pointing in the correct direction. The artificial intelligence companies that are built to have a focus on these fields are certainly important to the overall well-being of mankind. With that said, it is the artificial intelligence startups that are more intriguing. This includes companies such as Banjo, a startup that is determined to rid the world of terrorism. Essentially, Banjo will use its ability to instantaneously find out what is happening in the world to allow companies as well as the powers that be to make better decisions. World peace, something that seems nearly unfathomable, can now become a realistic possibility.
Viv, another intriguing artificial intelligence startup company, will improve life at home.
Currently, we relate artificial intelligence in the form of a personal assistant to our smart phones. However, Viv, a voice-controlled virtual personal assistant, will be integrated into everything imaginable. This will range from cars to watches to household appliances. The idea is to have a person’s life completely organized to the point of someone being unorganized becoming a thing of the past.
It is still too early to say what the ultimate impact artificial intelligence will have on the world, but there is no question the level of excitement that surrounds it. At devCodeCamp, we have begun to introduce data science, more specifically data analysis and machine learning, into the curriculum because it is obvious this is what the modern technological world is trending towards. To have the skill to collect, clean, and analyze data is what separates a software developer from the rest of the pack.