6 Artificial Intelligence Trends To Watch In 2018

Artificial intelligence is no longer the topic taken form the future. It is happening and developing right now and at a rapid pace. AI is changing the fundamental base of every industry, from healthcare to cybersecurity to commerce, agriculture and much more.

With that in mind here are the top trends to watch as they develop in  2018:


1.   Robotic Workforce

There is no secret that in the future much of the labour-intensive work that you will most likely find in factories would be done by AI robots and not humans. This would bring down the cost of employees and also reduce outsourcing and offshoring.

As an example, we will mention a Chinese T-shirt manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Tianyuan’s factory in Little Rock, Arkansas, will use sewing robots developed by Georgia-based startup SoftWear Automation to manufacture apparel.




2.  Mobile AI

Mobile device users are growing, that’s a known fact. Nowadays, we are more glued to our phones, we take it everywhere, we check the news, updates, etc. This puts demand and integration pressure on companies, forcing them to create smarter and faster devices more than ever

The recent Apple iPhone X release features the new AII bionic neural engine chip, which according to the company Verge, “it is a pair of processing cores dedicated to handling ‘specific machine learning algorithms.’ These machine learning algorithms are what power various advanced features in the newly released iPhone, including Animoji, Face ID and augmented reality apps.”


3. Digital Twins

Digital Twins are a metaphor used in the design of IoT architectures. The idea is quite simple: for each physical object that’s involved in the system, a virtual twin is created. Boom, simple as that.

Pwc describes the digital twin as a virtual model used to facilitate analysis and monitoring of physical or psychological systems. The concept of the digital twin originated in the industrial world where it has been used widely to analyze and monitor things like windmill farms or industrial systems.





4.   Voice Assistants

The Voice Assistant has been introduced a while back, but it is an ever-growing trend, especially this year. Voice-enabled computing was all over at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2018.

Samsung is also working on its own voice assistant, Bixby. The company wants all of its products to have intelligence from Bixby by 2020 internet-connected.

LG is not falling behind on Artificial Intelligence. They made all of its appliances in 2017 WiFi-enabled.


5. Content will be created using AI.

Popular companies such as CBS , USA Today and Hearst are already using AI technology to gather content. For example, Wibbitz offers a software-as-a-service (also known as SaaS for short) platform that allows publishers to turn written content into video content through AI video production.




6.   AI medical diagnostics

AI has been introduced in the healthcare department and since then it has been evolving more than ever. Machine learning algorithms can compare a medical image with those of millions of other patients, picking up on nuances that a human eye may otherwise miss. The benefits of using AI in the medical industry is early detection and better accuracy.

In Japan, by 2025, more than 80% of elderly care would be done by robots, not caregivers.


In 2018 the Artificial Intelligence trends show that it will become an even bigger market differentiators as we move through 2018 and beyond.



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