AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer
From the contents of your fridge to room temperature — digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android.
Predictions for an AI-dominated future are increasingly common, but Antoine Blondeau has experience in reading, and arguably manipulating, the runes — he helped develop technology that evolved into predictive texting and Apple’s Siri.
“In 30 years the world will be very different,” he says, adding: “Things will be designed to meet your individual needs.” Work, as we know it, will be redundant, he says — visual and sensory advances in robotics will see smart factories make real time decisions requiring only human oversight rather than workers, while professions such as law, journalism, accounting and retail will be streamlined with AI doing the grunt work.
Healthcare is set for a revolution, with individuals holding all the data about their general health and AI able to diagnose ailments, he explains. Blondeau says: “If you have a doctor’s appointment, it will be perhaps for the comfort of talking things through with a human, or perhaps because regulation will dictate …read more