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10 Positive Impacts of Artificial Intelligence

Jerri Ledford


Jul 31, 2023

Artificial intelligence suddenly seems like all you hear about, but it didn’t just happen. Scientists have been working toward creating working AI models for years. Only recently have they managed to create something that can be useful.

At first glance, it might seem that AI is really only good for language or image processing: You can have AI write a story or create an image. Some creatives have even used it to create complete books. Or, if you’ve really been following AI developments, you might have seen all the stories about how AI has gone off the rails.

Despite all the doom and gloom, AI isn’t all bad. Quite the opposite is true. Here are 10 of the best uses for AI in your daily life.

Digital Assistants and Smart Home Devices

Suppose you own an Amazon Alexa device, an Apple product with Siri, a computer that leverages Cortana, or an Android-based device with Google Assistant. In that case, you may not realize it, but you already use AI regularly. Digital assistants are software applications that can learn your voice, recognize your speech pattern, and even monitor your environment to send an alert at the sound of breaking glass or when other triggers take place. And statistics show that more than 40 percent of people use these digital assistants somehow.

Digital assistants use Natural Language Processing, which is the ability to recognize words and phrases that are commonly used and to ‘infer’ the response you’re looking for based on those words and phrases. Moreover, they can even be programmed to complete complicated routines like dimming the lights, changing the temperature, and reading specific information aloud when triggered using the right phrase.