Why do we need to put AI on the cloud?

AI is included in phones, tablets, IoT platforms and lately, the cloud. So, what is the role of AI in cloud computing?

How are cloud computing and AI connected?

Cloud computing is a core technology and AI (artificial intelligence) is a newly developed technology. Without the cloud, organizations will not be able to access high-powered computers and storage, or analyze big data. Without analyzing large data, newly developed technologies such as AI / Cognitive / Robotics will not be possible because they require data.

That's because the following three factors are happening at the same time: the enormous power of cloud computing, the availability of huge data that can be used to train AI systems, and breakthroughs in developing AI algorithms and methods.

For example, Microsoft use an AI technique called "deep learning" to help Microsoft Translator provide more fluent, natural translations. In Microsoft's search engine Bing, AI provides true answers to certain queries. And sometimes it can summarize two views on a controversial topic. Microsoft also uses AI to find ways to grow more food crops and use less natural resources, which is part of the AI for Good Initiatives.

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How does AI improve our lives?

AI is used to help people save time and free us with more interesting jobs, such as tracking commitments and automating some aspects of bug tracking in software. When AI becomes more sophisticated, it will make basic technology more useful and intuitive.

So far, people have mostly adapted to the way technology works, whether it is typing on a keyboard or dialing a number on a phone. With AI, technology will learn to adapt to the way people live and work. Instead of typing an email yourself, you can now make AI do it by voice recognition.

People who are blind or have low vision can use the AI – infused technology to get a detailed explanation of the life around them, just below the facial expressions of their colleagues. The AI system can translate conversations in real-time of these conversations, allowing people to overcome language barriers easily.

In short, AI-based systems can better understand, predict and respond to human needs. That will help us solve the problems we cannot solve before, while giving us more time to focus on other, more important and more complex tasks.

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Will AI threaten our jobs in the future?

The answer is no. According to a 2018 study, 85% of our works in the next 3 years would be transformed. But it would be a transformation, not a movement.

Many types of work have been developed and changed. In the previous industrial revolution, many jobs were transformed, and workers were retrained to provide higher value products to meet growing market demand.

The study predicts that 26% of new jobs will be generated from digital conversion, which is offset by 27% of the work that will be automated. In other words, the digital impact in the working field is considered to be balanced.

 

By: Roxana Edwards

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