It may have been over 20 years since Deep Blue managed to stun the world, however artificial intelligence technology has managed to come on leaps and bounds over the last two decades as it has managed to continue to evolve and be as innovative as ever before.
Deep Blue was the name used by IBM for their computer that was able to defeat a human player in a game of chess over a specified time. For instance, the matchup that was played out was with a reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, and took place over a period of six games.
Chess is known throughout the world to be a thinking sport that has become incredibly competitive throughout history, so it was just a matter of time until the punters appeared. The interest of bookmakers has grown in this market, with more and more betting sites being able to provide odds on the upcoming world chess events that take place throughout the planet on a regular basis.
Following Kasparov’s defeat to the Deep Blue computer, there was plenty of outrage from the champion as he accused IBM of cheating and that it would have been impossible to have been able to beat him. Unfortunately for Kasparov and the others who joined him in making the accusations, this was just the beginning as AI showed that it would be a revolutionary piece of technology.
What is AI and what is it used for today?
To eliminate any doubt about what AI is, a general definition will define the technology as being the ability of a machine to display human-like capabilities including reasoning, learning, planning and creativity. Indeed, each of these cognitive behaviors were fully on show in the Deep Blue project over two decades ago.
Furthermore, to highlight just how the tech has managed to evolve over time, AI is now used and readily available in an array of everyday life features. Some of them are easy to identify and understand, whilst others might be more difficult to spot, however it goes to show just how incredible and how useful it is when fully understood.
For instance, AI can be found in a number of different everyday tasks such as online shopping, advertising, smartphones, cars, smart cities and to fight against misinformation.
Furthermore, there are a number of ways in which AI is used that can help change a person’s potential life, with it being used in a variety of different ways that can potentially provide a number of benefits. For example, data about health can be collected, whilst industries including infrastructures and transport, as well as manufacturing, have been industries that have managed to experience positives.
How can AI continue to evolve in the future?
Thankfully, AI is still a relatively new technology and one that continues to learn with each passing day, week, month and year that it exists.
Whilst it has already proven to be incredibly effective in helping to improve the lives of many in the world in a variety of different ways, there is still so much more that can be achieved when the time allows for the tech to become even more innovative.
AI might already be able to perform a number of tasks as efficiently as humans can, for instance within a job capacity within a factor, but there is still room for improvement and further learning to take place which could allow for robots that use the tech to be able to do more in the future.
Of course, there will be concerns that the machines will become too clever for humans in the future and that some jobs could be eliminated, but it shows just how far AI has come. However, on the flip side to that, it also means that some of the most mundane and repetitive jobs could then become obsolete, thus meaning the work that is required by a human becoming more challenging and potentially more rewarding and satisfying compared to tasks that may have been being completed before. It could also create new jobs in the future as well, as there will be a need for humans to be able to fix the tech should it malfunction.
We have already been able to witness AI having a positive impact on human lives over the last couple of decades thanks to Deep Blue’s victory in a game of chess against Kasparov, but with so much more to come, there is no doubt that artificial intelligence can still evolve some more.