2021 is already coming to an end, with so much that has happened this year i’m sure we all wonder what 2022 will hold. As we all know, AI is impacting every industry, seemingly with no end in sight anytime soon. Here are seven areas where AI is expected to have greater involvements in 2022
AI thrives on data, and the rise of AI places greater emphasis on the value of data as both a competitive advantage and a key asset for businesses. In turn, privacy laws and efforts to educate the public on how their data can be used have risen in popularity. These efforts are to help individuals in exercising their data rights. Such factors coming together is leading to data marketplaces. Data marketplaces are online venues where individuals and corporations can buy and sell data. Data marketplaces have the potential to combine democratized access, privacy controls and monetization models to enable data owners to benefit from data use.
AI meets the Metaverse
Much has been covered about the metaverse recently, a combination of virtual reality, augmented reality, online worlds, personalized experiences and games. Which allows individuals to interact, do business, and build personas entirely online. Many companies are developing and finding ways to own part of the metaverse, an example would popular apps like Roblox. AI has many roles to play in the metaverse, it helps generate synthetic characters, create stories, and even optimizes VR experiences.
The AI Enabled Practitioner
Now, with AI being in every industry. With AI strategies developed by every country, new laws to govern AI and related aspects such as privacy, it has become a learning requirement for many jobs. We can expect to see the rise of the AI Enabled Practitioners, individuals who understand the role of AI in their jobs, whether those are jobs in medicine, law, human resources, sales, or anything else.
As AIs learn more about us, we can expect the trend of recommendation systems and dynamic pricing to continue. Everything we receive online (whether it is a sale, a coupon, recommendations, prices, etc.) will be personalized to us as individuals. We can also expect more data about us to be gathered online, through chatbots, digital assistants, etc. This can be both an exciting concept a concern for users.
New Education Standards
Countries such as India have created AI test standards for students. It provides guidance to teachers on the importance of AI as a subject and how it should be introduced in schools. We can expect to see growth in this area next year as more schools start introducing AI concepts to their kids and more AI education standards are introduced.
AI powered devices are not necessarily new to the home, (for example Roomba) but this year has seen the arrival of more general-purpose AI powered robots for the home. For example, Amazon recently announced Astro, a robot that can follow you around in the home, connect to Alexa, monitor security etc. We can expect these will become as common in households as Alexa is today.
We have seen AI has demonstrate impressive capabilities, from being able to compose music, to the ability to write poetry or to make paintings. We can expect to see AI augmented creativity in in future apps, from apps that design presentations for you, to those that create recipes for you!
In summary, AI has grown exponentially in the past years, as both a technology as well as a force for industry growth. As AI-powered products make their way out of the prototype labs and into the hands of consumers, we can expect more AI trends to affect our daily lives.