Artificial Intelligence is Now a Reality current technological revolution seems to be leading towards a brighter future for mankind.


  • Algorithm - a set of rules to help solve a problem
  • Artificial Intelligence - technology specifically encompassing everything involving machines solving problems creatively through “thought”
  • Cancer - a disease caused by uncontrolled cell growth that lead to the formation of tumors
  • Diagnose - to determine the cause of a problem, usually used to describe the identification of an illness
  • Dialogue - is a conversation spoken between two persons or in this case man and machine
  • Pathologist - A scientist who studies the causes and effects of diseases

How are artificial intelligence operating systems created?

There is a growing interest among the scientific community on the potential artificial intelligence (AI) technology has. Operating systems that store vast amounts of knowledge are currently being developed by engineers around the world. The development of these machines take the form of many different ways like deep learning. Deep learning is a mechanism that gathers large amounts of data, sorts and categorizes it to analyze patterns (“Artificial Intelligence System...”). Many AI computing systems utilize this technique. Furthermore, complex algorithms are also the basis of some AI technology. Researchers from Stanford developed an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer using a collection of 130,000 images representing over 2,000 diseases is stored within the algorithm (Kubota). These operating systems take a lot of time and energy to create; however, its ability to complete complex tasks efficiently is why many companies are investing in it.

Who is investing in artificial intelligence?

Many big name corporations are investing in new technologies to stay ahead of the game. Companies like Google and Microsoft have assisted universities financially in their research involving artificial intelligence (AI). Microsoft plans to give the University of Montreal $6 million and McGill University $1 million over the next five years. Google announced a plan to invest $4.5 million in the University of Montreal's Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Darrow). Moreover, businesses are also investing manpower into the development and implementation of AI systems. Wells Fargo has even created a team dedicated with developing AI operating systems to enhance their banking processes (“Wells Fargo Pushes...”). Businesses are providing financial support and manpower to this versatile range of technology that is AI. As AI technology progresses, it will become more and more industry specific most likely depending on which business sector is investing in it the most.

How will artificial intelligence affect the medical industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) operating systems are being used for primarily diagnostic purposes in the medical industry. The Camelyon16 challenge was a competition involving AI operating systems that diagnosed lymph node metastasis. When the winning AI system and pathologists examined samples together, accuracy rates increased to 99.5%.The database for the AI system includes over thousands of cancer cell images and diagnoses. Researchers can retrain the AI system with more images to increase accuracy rate (“Artificial Intelligence System…”). These operating systems hold a lot of potential in improving the accuracy and efficiency of diagnostics made by medical practitioners. Expert Ron Gutman, founder and chief executive officer of HealthTap, explains at an intellectual conference that “it is time to go beyond search engines” when searching one’s symptoms. He believes AI can analyze symptoms with context and assist individuals by referring them to specialists depending on their response (“Davos 2017 - Artificial Intelligence”). There are high hopes for AI to improve diagnostic procedures. AI operating systems are currently being developed to complete industry specific tasks, but when unspecialized this tool can improve daily life as well. In general, this tool will be appreciated by many.

How will people react to this new age of technology?

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be supported by the general public because of its overwhelming pros. Thus far, these technologies have solved real world issues. An AI operating system was recently developed to solve the issue of depression in nursing homes (“Editorial: Promising New…”). This particular system provides companionship and can be tailored to specific individuals. The families and elders affected by this now have a solution in the form of AI technology. During the Camelyon16 challenge, an AI operating system was developed that could accurately diagnose lymph node metastasis (“Artificial Intelligence Systems…”). This tool can aid health professionals in the diagnostic process and ensure accuracy. The creation of this particular system surely will be appreciated by many because of the complexity of diagnosing ailments such as this. The early successes of AI operating systems will be the reason why this technology will be accepted by the general public, and this acceptance will benefit many.

What kind of effects will artificial intelligence have on mankind?

The developments occurring in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry are remarkable because of the potential it has to serve mankind. Technology is created to simplify tasks to make life easier, and AI seems to be doing just that. There are currently operating systems being implemented into nursing homes. Elli. Q, an operating system, can play games, converse, and remind residents to take their pills (“EDITORIAL: Promising new…”). The benefits of this operating system include providing companionship and guidance to elderly people who experience varying degrees of isolation in nursing homes. Likewise, the positive impact Secretary-Mimicking Artificial Intelligence (SMILE) could have is equally as great. In a scholarly article, Dr. Jay J. Ye explains how this operating system that is designed to complete mundane documentation tasks for physicians can increase efficiency in labs/hospitals. The overall effect of this is an increase in time and resources in medical pursuits that could lead to cures and other benefits. The AI technology currently being developed are commendable because of their obvious positives that will serve our society well.

A riveting discussion on artificial intelligence between global leaders in technical industries. This video highlights the pros and cons of artificial intelligence in the context of current events according to experts in the field.

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