The Science Behind A.I Robots

Blog / Friday, December 22nd, 2017

How are robots developing and how will they continue to develop further in 2018?

Artificial intelligence is possibly one of the most interesting and inspiring topics around the world today, and it’s so very exciting to think about the possibilities that are lurking, waiting to be discovered. Robots are already in existence of course, in the form of machines making everything from cars to bottles of water, but how have AI robots developed?

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence is the replication of human intelligence into machines, which in itself does sound a little scary. The fact that we can give a robot actions which it listens to and then repeats or carries out the process is extraordinary. AI has developed robots to use reasoning and self-correcting as well as the ability to learn a variety of actions and movements.

Types of AI.

There are different types of AI. The first type being a weak artificial intelligence system, such as Apple’s Siri or the Amazon Echo, where even though this may seem ingenious to me and you, are relatively simple for developers to create. The more complex type which is what the media is focusing a lot on lately, is the strong artificial intelligence system which includes human cognitive abilities. This type of AI is more impressive, as when given an unfamiliar task, it is able to figure out the solution itself without the need for actual human assistance.

Examples of AI.

There are a number of famous examples of robots today that have wowed the world and really given us all an insight to what is possible. Realistic sex dolls for example have been transformed into realistic robots, giving them the ability to speak to their owners and have uncanny resemblance to a real human being, complete with facial expressions and editable personalities.

How AI can help in different fields.

Artificial intelligence will be extremely beneficial in a range of different working fields, and even though there is some debate to the number of job losses that would be created, it seems that this will eventually be something the world will consider to be the norm. In the education field for example, AI could be used to grade students and assess and adapt their needs, giving educators more time to plan lessons and activities. Other fields of interest for researchers are healthcare, ensuring that eventually, patients will get a more rapid diagnosis, and finance, which will in time collect personal data and give financial advice based on statistics.

Future AI.

There are different parts of AI in development that do not yet exist and some of which are awe-inspiring to think about. Researchers and developers are in the process of giving robots emotional capabilities; the ability to understand how others are feeling and to respond appropriately to how a person acts or speaks. The future is very bright for scientific discoveries. Who knows what will be discovered next?