Most prominent technology of the 21st century …… Artificial Intelligence.

One of the most prominent new technologies of the 21st century is Artificial Intelligence. It is claimed that artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role in the research of educational technology, management sciences and operational research areas. Intelligence is commonly considered as the ability to collect knowledge to solve complex problems. In the near future intelligent machines will replace human capabilities in many areas.

Artificial intelligence is the combination of two words artificial + intelligence. Where artificial means ‘not real’ or ‘natural’ and by intelligence means ‘the ability to reason, to trigger new thoughts, to perceive and learn’.

AI is going to permeate every job sector in the future. It can create new career paths in the field of Machine learning, Data mining, and analysis, AI software development, program management, and testing.

AI is the latest buzzword in Tech. All the major enterprises will make use of AI in the future to improve their productivity. Tech giants like Apple, Google and Facebook have already climbed on the bandwagon of AI.

The scope for the artificial intelligence is very wide . AI has evolved the industries on a vast level, and everyone is leveraging it to come up with the most appropriate solution to it.

The scope of AI in science is the largest. Recently ‘Eve’ was in the news for discovering that an ingredient found commonly in toothpaste, is capable of curing Malaria. Here the subject in appreciation ‘Eve’ is not a human scientist, rather a Robot created by a team of scientists at the Universities of Manchester, Aberystwyth, and Cambridge.

Eve’s example hints at the possibility of AI playing a bigger role in science in future, not just merely for augmentation. AI will be able to create science, not merely do science as evidenced by the Robot Scientist, Eve. Automation using AI for drug discovery is a field that is rapidly growing, mainly because machines work faster than humans. AI is also being applied in related areas such as synthetic biology for the manufacture and rapid design of microorganisms for industrial uses. Taking all this in stride, AI is sure to transform science as we know it.