Stanford Study Predicts the Change in Urban Life by 2030

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Stanford Study Predicts the Change in Urban Life by 2030

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A newly released study from Stanford University reveals how artificial intelligence will influence our lives by 2030. Looking at anything from transportation to employment, health and household chores, the research reveals that we are in for a change that will affect our daily lives significantly. 

The report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explains in detail how artificial intelligence will not only become more common, but also more helpful to us in terms of improving anything from our economy to our general life-quality.

Broken into eight sections looking at how AI can be applied, 28 000-word report is aimed towards helping nontechnical readers to understand how AI applications works. By looking at examples such as how computer vision can help screen tissue samples for cancers, to how natural language processing will allow computerised systems to grasp connotations and intent behind words, it gives the reader a thorough insight to how AI actually works.

“Until now, most of what is known about AI comes from science fiction books and movies. This study provides a realistic foundation to discuss how AI technologies are likely to affect society” said Peter Stone, a computer scientist at the University of Texas at Austin and chair of the 17-member panel of international experts.

The study predicts that we will have anything from self-driving cars, to pizzas delivered by drones, and AI will also be able to help the government monitor crime as well as distribution of food in low-income areas, tackling killings and poverty together.

It also reveals that robots will not only function as a “helping hand” in the kitchen and with your daily chores, but it will help with anything from securing your home to tutoring your kids and providing “interactive ways” to both entertainment and media.

Artificial intelligence will also eventually be able to cover your health issues, as smart sensors will be able to monitor your blood sugar as well as other organ functions, Stanford News reports.

“This process will be a marathon, not a sprint, but today we’ve made a good start. Stanford is excited to host this process of introspection. This work makes practical contribution to the public debate on the roles and implications of artificial intelligence,” Russ Altman, a professor of bioengineering and the Stanford faculty director of AI100 told Stanford News.

This article was first published at: http://news.stanford.edu/2016/09/01/ai-might-affect-urban-life-2030/

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