3 Ways AI Has Gone Mainstream Without Anyone Noticing

Andrej Kovačević
May 18 · 4 min read
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AI Puts the Smarts in Smartphone Cameras

If you were to ask the average person if they’re using any AI tools in their daily lives, they would probably say no (or mention the examples above). It may surprise most people, but if they’ve taken a picture with a smartphone any time in the last several years, there’s a good chance AI had a hand in delivering their Instagram-worthy snapshot.

1. AI Lends a Helping Hand with Email Drudgery

When email went mainstream, it set off a communications revolution that we’re still experiencing today. Even if things like Slack have lessened our dependance on email, the latter is still a huge part of our daily lives. For example, it helps us manage our digital identities.

AI Carries Us Safely to Our Destinations

There’s been plenty of attention paid in recent years to the fast-approaching dawn of the autonomous vehicle revolution. That revolution will be powered by AI, and it will change the way that the majority of people get from place to place every day. What many don’t realize, however, is that when the autonomous vehicles arrive, it will represent the second major revolution in autonomous transportation. That’s because commercial airplanes have relied on autopilot systems for decades, with the most recent versions integrating rudimentary forms of AI.

The AI Era Is Dawning

Here’s the bottom line: AI has already been extended into countless parts of our daily lives, in ways that tend to escape our notice. That’s the true power of the technology, by the way; it can automate, augment and improve almost everything around us, without real disruption or any fanfare. As the years go by, there’s a good chance that the public imagination will continue to be captured by the flashiest of AI systems, like Google’s Duplex as it achieves wider use.

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Andrej Kovačević

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