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8 Real-World Uses of Artificial Intelligence

by | Sep 10, 2023


In today’s world, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has transcended the realm of science fiction to a transformative force infiltrating almost every aspect of our lives. A once seemingly distant dream (think: robots with human intelligence) has become our very reality, with AI applications spanning a myriad of industries. In today’s article, we will be exploring the real-world uses of AI and how it has made a difference in our lives.

1. Healthcare Hero: Saving Lives With AI

Healthcare is one of the most promising areas where AI is making an impact. The sector has seen a considerable improvement in patient outcomes as a result of early disease detection and more accurate diagnoses, which are only possible with new AI-driven diagnostic tools and medical imaging.

For instance, machine learning algorithms are able to analyse medical images such as X-rays and MRIs, allowing radiologists to identify abnormalities with increased precision. Not to mention, AI promotes drug discovery by analysing large volumes of datasets to identify potential candidates for new clinical trials and treatments.  

AI might just be our next healthcare hero!

2. Finance: Enhancing Efficiency And Security 

Next, AI has also enhanced both the efficiency and security in the financial sector. Through leveraging machine learning, fraud detection systems are now able to identify suspicious transactions in real-time, protecting all parties at stake. 

Additionally, AI drives algorithmic trading ‚Äď i.e., faster and more reliable trading decisions. We now also have robo-advisors (e.g.,¬†Stashaway,¬†Syfe), powered by AI, that help investment-newbies make informed investment choices.

3. Retail: Personalised Shopping Experiences 

Ever wonder why your instagram ads seem to know what just you are looking for? Again, this is the work of AI.

AI has revolutinised the retail industry by providing personalised shopping experiences. Recommendation engines analyse customer behaviour and preferences to suggest products aligned with their interests. Beyond increasing sales, this has also enhanced customer satisfaction and experience. 

Inventory management is also optimised through AI to ensure that products are in stock when and where they are needed.

4. Customer Service: 24/7 Assistance

AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistance have also transformed the customer service landscape. These intelligent systems have taken on various functions ‚Äď from handling routine queries to providing information and assistance to customers. This allows human agents to focus on more complex issues, ultimately boosting response time and thus customer satisfaction.

5. Manufacturing: Streamlining Operations 

AI-powered automation and robotics are streamlining manufacturing operations.

Now, machines powered with AI can perform tasks accurately, consistently, and efficiently, all whilst reducing errors and increasing productivity. 

In addition, predictive maintenance driven by AI also analyses equipment data to schedule maintenance before a breakdown even occurs, ensuring that downtime is minimised.

6. Education: Personalised Learning 

Aside from a personalised shopping experience, AI is also ushering in a new era of personalised learning in the education sector. With intelligent tutoring systems, students are provided with customised instructions and feedback. Afterall, everyone learns differently. 

Educators will also be relieved to know that with automated grading systems, assignments can also be evaluated quicker and more consistently.

7. Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles 

Another exciting application of AI would be the development of autonomous vehicles ‚Ästthink: cars that drive themselves!¬†Self-driving vehicles use AI algorithms to navigate, detect obstacles, and make real-time decisions, potentially transforming transportation by enhancing safety and reducing congestion.¬†

Imagine never having to struggle with parallel parking again ‚Äď just sit back, relax, and watch as your car slides itself into the parking lot.

8. Cybersecurity: Protecting Against Threats 

Last, AI is a powerful ally in the fight against cyber threats. Equipped with AI, cybersecurity systems can detect and respond to malicious activities faster than any human analyst. These systems analyse vast amounts of data to identify patterns of suspicious behaviour, enabling organisations to stay ahead of cybercriminals. 

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