How Artificial Intelligence Is Affecting Our Everyday Lives

How Artificial Intelligence Is Affecting Our Everyday Lives
All of us are familiar with how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing our workplace but what we don’t realize is how AI is also impacting our lives outside of the office. AI is disrupting every area of our lives, whether we’re trying to read our emails, get driving directions, find good restaurants, or get music or movie recommendations. Here are some of the best examples of how AI is used in our everyday lives.

Self-driving and Parking Vehicles

Deep Learning, a subset of AI, is the key component used in self-driving and parking vehicles to recognize the space around a vehicle. There are many companies that are implementing AI in cars to give them the power to see, think, and learn, so they can navigate a nearly infinite range of possible driving scenarios. One of the most appropriate examples of this is technology company Nvidia which is using its AI-powered technology in cars made by Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo, and Tesla to revolutionize how people drive and enable vehicles to drive themselves. Also, these self-driving cars are transforming the parking lots because when people park cars, they need space to open doors and walk away but driverless cars do not need such space.

Email Communications

Google has enabled AI in Gmail and uses it for smart email replies. Smart replies in Gmail offer users to respond to emails with simple and quick responses like “Thank you” or “I’ll let you know” or “No I have not.” These smart replies are customized to the content of each mail. Users can reply to an email manually or with the one-click smart-reply. When you compose an email, tools like Grammarly and spell check activate to check the errors and suggest you to correct them. Here another subset of AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP) is used.
Google uses AI to make sure that all the emails in your inbox are organized so you can find your way to important communications quicker. Gmail sorts emails into Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums, and Spam.

Online Shopping

There is no surprise that AI is conquering the e-commerce sector too. AI uses its subset Natural Language Processing (NLP) to contextualize and improve the search result so that we can shop for the things we are looking for, and love. AI analyzes the behavior and needs of the customers and offers them with relevant and helpful recommendations. Also, AI-enabled Chatbots are the only reason why the e-commerce industry is able to offer 24x7 assistance to its users. These bots tend to help customers with all the possible solutions with the text or via call.

Social Media

Artificial Intelligence has made it easier for everyone to communicate with friends and business associates. AI is working behind the scenes to figure out what you see in your feeds, it’s personalizing friend suggestions, identifying, and filtering out fake news. Machine learning, another subset of AI, is working to prevent cyberbullying on all the social media platforms.
Facebook uses AI Machine learning from serving you content to recognize your face in photos to targeting users with advertising. Instagram also uses AI to identify visuals, fight cyberbullying, and delete offensive comments.
Corporate social site, LinkedIn, uses AI for job recommendations, suggests people for you to connect with, and serves you with specific posts in your feed. Last but not the least, Snapchat leverages AI technology to track your real-time location and filters that move with your face.

Digital Assistants

AI-based digital assistants have become our daily need which we now cannot live without. Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana are digital assistants that help users with everything from getting directions to finding a nice lunch spot to inquiring about the weather for a weekend getaway. These advanced digital assistants help you find helpful information or data using speech or voice commands.

Ride-Sharing Apps

With AI, riders can view the details of a ride such as where their car will pull up and see the vehicle’s name and number. For example, Uber uses AI to predict the price of the ride on the basis of their analysis of your pick up and drop location. While riding with Uber, you get to see your ETA and all the details of your driver. Food delivery apps also use AI to predict the ETA to the users so that users can have real-time information about their food on the way.
It is quite hard to imagine any of our daily routines without the help of AI as it has a gigantic effect on our lives each day.