REVEALED: UNEXPECTED WAYS AI WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE - WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING
Did you know that only 1/3 (33%) of the world’s population believe they use technology with Artificial Intelligence (AI)? When, in fact, over three quarters (77%) of us do on a daily basis. But, AI is far from robots attempting to take over the world
Today, machines can tell you if, and how long, your relationship will last. They can choose the films you watch. AI can even predict the interior design of your home, based solely on your location.
With that in mind, we’ve uncovered some of the weird and unexpected ways in which AI could shape your life – without you even realising.
AI CAN SHAPE YOUR LIFE AND WELLBEING FROM BEHIND THE SCENES
AI CAN PREDICT IF AND HOW LONG YOUR RELATIONSHIP WILL LAST (WITH 76% ACCURACY)
A third (32%) of relationships in the UK started online between 2015-2019. What’s more, it’s predicted that more than 50% of relationships will start online by 2035.
But, did you know that researchers from the University of South Carolina (USC) have created an algorithm which can predict if, and even when, you and your partner are likely to split?
The tool analysed 134 therapy sessions, studying how long both parties spoke, the tone and even what words were used to identify how long the relationship will last. Fortunately for the researchers but unfortunately for the couples – the predictions were correct in 76% of cases.
DREAMING OF THE PERFECT HOTEL ROOM TO UNWIND? AI CAN CREATE IT
Marriott is attempting to create the ‘hotel room of the future’. In this room, you will be allowed to control everything with your voice – from the lights to even the hot water temperature. Once you leave, the room will save your preferences and, next time you stop, will draw on those and create the ‘perfect’ hotel room for you to unwind.
So, if you like to meditate in the morning with dim lights, the AI software will make sure to remember.
AI CAN DETECT BED BUGS BEFORE YOU EVEN REALISE YOU HAVE THEM
Speaking of hotel rooms, bed bug infestations have grown by a rapid 4,500% in the past few years and, typically, hotels only catch a third of bug infestations before the guests sleep in the room. But, AI could be coming to the rescue. Spotta has designed traps equipped with image recognition that can detect the bugs before they become out of control.
AI CAN HELP YOU CREATE THE PERFECT HOME BASED ON YOUR LOCATION
FORGET USING INSTAGRAM TO CREATE THE PERFECT OFFICE SPACE, YOU JUST NEED AI
While we are working from home, you might be looking at ways to improve your office space. But, AI can do it for you.
Autodesk used software that created the perfect office space from 10,000 different possibilities. It based its findings on questions relating to the perfect light, who people want to sit next to, the areas people would like to be near and even what helps with productivity.
The AI brainstormed the blueprints itself to find the best office to fit all of those questions. Instagram doesn’t look as cool now.
AI CAN PREDICT THE STYLE OF YOUR LIVING ROOM BASED ON YOUR LOCATION
After being fed 50,000 images of living rooms around the world, researchers have created software that can guess the interior design – including accessories – based on your location.
The highest rates of vibrant colours were found in Central Asia, S.E. Asia and North Africa. Residents in Delhi and Italy were also found to display the most wall art. But, Europeans tend to place more of a focus on accessories and feature more books in their living rooms.
YOU CAN GET HELP WITH YOUR KITCHEN CHORES AND LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE ‘PERFECT’ SALAD
Are you a terrible cook that could even burn water, even after trying to sharpen your skills while at home? Well, there’s an AI for that.
Researchers fed a machine hours of videos of people making salads, so it can begin to predict the rest of the recipes when the system sees you start to make one. In short, it will recognise what you are doing in the kitchen and help, should you miss a step.
Currently, the software has accurately predicted the next move in 40% of cases. Although, its accuracy reduces for longer recipes.
The aim, however, is for this tool to become the ‘perfect butler’ and, possibly in the future, get to know your routine and step in should you forget part of your routine.
AI IS BEHIND THE FILMS YOU WATCH, AND THE TV SHOWS YOU CHOOSE
NETFLIX AND CHILL? AI CHOOSES WHAT 167 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WATCH
Netflix has 167 million subscribers worldwide, with 15.6 million in the UK alone. But, did you know that it’s not you who chooses what to watch, but artificial intelligence?
75% of us select movies and TV shows based on Netflix’s recommendations. This is based on Netflix analysing your behaviour from the very moment you sign up, tracking your viewing habits and placing you within ‘taste communities’. But, they don’t just recommend films. They know what you want to watch throughout the week – suggesting films based on the day you browse.
AI CAN PREDICT YOUR TWEETS BEFORE YOU WRITE THEM
AI can predict your social media posts before you even think about them. Scientist, James Bagrow, conducted a study using machine learning to profile individuals from their online footprint (such as followers) to predict their text.
Computers looked at users’ past writings – such as tweets – to predict their future, with a staggering 95% accuracy. Not only does this show the power of artificial intelligence, but the personal data that is available across social media platforms.
AI CAN HELP SONGS REACH THE TOP 5 AROUND THE WORLD
Musicians are already paying attention to the possibilities of AI. The single ‘Not Easy’ by Alex Da Kid, Elle King and Wiz Khalifa peaked at number 4 on the iTunes Hot Tracks list. But, did you know it was produced using AI?
Alex Da Kid used a tool called ‘Watson’ to analyse five years’ worth of Billboard songs, alongside social media commentary, newspaper articles and film scripts. This helped him to understand the ‘emotional temperature’ of the time the song was released. That way, he could appeal to the masses.
Researchers also fed a machine over one million songs to generate music from scratch – complete with lyrics, soundtracks and vocals.
So, next time you listen to a song, it could be that AI has played a part.
With 73% of businesses open to using artificial intelligence to make their lives easier, it’s likely we’ll soon start to see more of the above.
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