Friday 15 January 2021

Artificial Intelligence 2021

 In 2021 artificial intelligence evolved rapidly (as is the nature of AI, lol) with new breakthroughs and advancements. Here are a few key events in 2021;-

GPT-3 Follow-up: Following the successful release of GPT-3 in 2020, OpenAI released GPT-3's successor, 

Autonomous Systems: In 2021, there were major advancements in autonomous systems and robotics. Companies such as Boston Dynamics unveiled new robots with advanced features and capabilities that are helping to transform industries such as manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare. I'm following Boston for years, one of these days I'd love to go there, let the robot dog chase me around the field.

AI for Climate Change: Climate change remains a critical challenge for the world. This year there were several notable advancements in the use of AI to combat this problem. E.g. predicting and mitigating natural disasters to reducing carbon emissions and tracking deforestation.

AI in Retail: In 2021, retailers continued to embrace AI technology to enhance the customer experience and streamline operations. AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants are being used to help customers find products and make purchases, while machine learning algorithms are helping retailers optimize inventory and predict demand.

Ethics and AI: As the use of AI continues to grow, so too do concerns about the ethical and social implications of this technology. In 2021, there were several notable developments in this area, including the release of new AI ethics frameworks and the creation of new regulatory bodies to oversee the development and deployment of AI systems. I'd suggest we all implement Asimov's robot laws ASAP.

Machine Learning: Machine learning continued to be a key area of research and development, with several new algos and models being developed that are helping to improve the accuracy and efficiency of AI systems. Researchers at Facebook developed a new machine learning model that can detect and correct errors in text-based data.

So again 2021 was a year of more progress in the field. In my mind there is no doubt that this technology will transform the world in exciting and impactful ways. Nonetheless the naysayers predict the end of everything and that folks may explain how we got to where we at in terms of infant / child deaths / global poverty, global war.