When it comes to artificial intelligence, people began to study it as early as the 1940s to the 1950s. So far, artificial intelligence has experienced many rises and lows. This year’s artificial intelligence explosion is attributed to Google Deep Mind, the human-machine battle between the team’s robot AlphaGo and South Korean 9th dan chess player Lee Sedol. In this war, Google showed people the magic of artificial intelligence, and also showed people that the current artificial intelligence is different from the previous one, and its complete achievability.
Although there are still some people who fear the changes brought about by artificial intelligence, as artificial intelligence brings more benign changes, people are more in awe to develop it, and the artificial intelligence era has become the future inevitable trend.
Many giants are optimistic about artificial intelligence
Many people in the industry have expressed their views on artificial intelligence. These words contain not only their personal ideas, but more guidance to an industry or technology.
At the World Internet Conference held this time, many big names have expressed their views on artificial intelligence as a whole or a certain application:
Baidu CEO Robin Li: The mobile Internet era is over, and the future opportunity lies in artificial intelligence. In his view, artificial intelligence will be fully applied in many fields such as unmanned driving, automatic translation, Internet of Things, and intelligent logistics in the future.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing: The Internet is entering the era of intelligent Internet from PC Internet and mobile Internet. He believes that the intelligent Internet will more profoundly change human life styles, production methods and business models, thereby improving people’s quality of life and the efficiency of economic operations.
Ren Pingping, general manager of the marketing department of iFlytek: In the next 3 to 5 years, artificial intelligence will replace simple human brain work and become a part of life.
In addition, outside the World Internet Conference, many people in the industry have expressed their views on the future of artificial intelligence.
Jerry Kaplan, professor of artificial intelligence and ethics at Stanford University and author of “The Age of Artificial Intelligence”: The future of mankind will be better because of artificial intelligence. The desirability of artificial intelligence is not only intelligence, but also that it can free human hands and make humans richer. In the future, some low-skilled, single, and repetitive jobs will soon be replaced by artificial intelligence.
IBM current CEO Luo Ruilan (Ginni Rometty): I firmly believe that artificial intelligence will affect our daily lives in the next five years. People cannot stop the advancement of artificial intelligence, and this trend will continue to move forward.
Jeff Dean, the father of Google Brain: Artificial intelligence will help people get more information or help people complete various tasks. He believes that people are 15 years away from general artificial intelligence.
The research and development of artificial intelligence is in full swing
With reference to the views of the big coffee above, we know that the future will be the era of artificial intelligence. In this situation, the research on artificial intelligence of each team is also in full swing. From their technology and products, we have also seen the importance of artificial intelligence and the hope of artificial intelligence.
In the research on artificial intelligence, participants are mainly divided into two groups. One group is rich in technology giants, such as Google, Amazon, Apple, etc., in addition to digging into artificial intelligence technology, they are also extremely keen to buy and buy. , I am most interested in start-ups that have excellent technology or ideas and are inexpensive to sell. Take Google as an example. Since the establishment of the AI department in 2011, Google has acquired no less than 30 artificial intelligence companies, which involve speech recognition , neural networks, gesture recognition, image recognition, robotics and other fields. After these acquisitions, Google’s ambitions for artificial intelligence exploration, such as its most mysterious GoogleBrain, which contains multiple artificial intelligence projects such as unmanned driving, drones, Google glasses, etc., in addition, according to Google’s parent company Alphabet No. 3 The quarterly financial report shows that artificial intelligence and cloud services have become its most sought-after projects, and even solicited funds from other projects to increase investment. It can be said that Google is a microcosm of the technology giant’s layout in the artificial intelligence industry.
In addition to technology giants, another group of participants is artificial intelligence startups. According to statistics from CB Insights, there were only 70 artificial intelligence start-ups in 2011, and there were already more than 400 in 2015, an increase of nearly six times. In these startups, the founders are mostly academics, such as Zhu Long, the founder of Yitu Technology, who worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or some “old fritters” who have worked in large companies for many years such as Wu Gansha, one of the founders of Uisee Technology at Intel China Research Institute. Start-up companies are also divided into two types on the road of artificial intelligence, one is to do their own, and the other is to make some achievements for sale. However, no matter which type, their efforts in artificial intelligence are indelible, and some companies have also made international reputations, such as Zero Zero Infinity, DJI, iFLYTEK and so on.
More artificial intelligence products come to life
Many big coffees are optimistic, and the number of entrants has increased year by year. Under the raging development environment, artificial intelligence products have gradually entered the lives of the people, and according to their uses, some new industries have been derived, such as smart home, smart medical, etc. Wait. With the development of artificial intelligence technology and the needs of consumer groups, the uses and markets of these artificial intelligence products have gradually become more extensive.
Take smart home as an example. Previously, in home life, people would never have thought that one day, their private space would be occupied by some artificial intelligence products with a “brain”. Nowadays, people can directly give commands to home appliances through smart speakers or mobile apps. When they are alone, they can chat and make fun with home robots. Robots take care of everything from sweeping and cooking. According to this situation, our private space is now It is eroded by artificial intelligence, but, fortunately, they bring some good aspects to let people get rid of the tedious family life.
According to a report released by the well-known market research company “Markets and Markets”, the global smart home market will reach US$122 billion (approximately 838.4 billion Yuan) in 2022, and the average annual growth rate for 2016-2022 is predicted to be 14%. From a global or domestic perspective, it only shows the fact that the future of the smart home market is extremely bright, which means that more smart home products will enter millions of households in the future. Therefore, it also represents the arrival of an era of artificial intelligence home furnishings.
In addition, in addition to smart homes, there are smart wearables, smart medical services, smart travel and other products. With the emergence of these products, people’s lives will undergo a subversive change. At present, due to some performance or policy factors, some products have not reached the breaking point or have not yet been able to land, but their progress will not stop. Regarding the popularization of artificial intelligence products, Qihoo 360 CEO Zhou Hongyi expressed an optimistic attitude. He said: The future is an era based on big data, and the popularization of artificial intelligence products in the mass consumption field is only a matter of time.
Different from the previous outbreaks of artificial intelligence, this outbreak of artificial intelligence has more to give people hope. At present, drones, face recognition, voice recognition, etc. have successively landed, and the performance of unmanned driving and robots has gradually moved closer to humans under the efforts of researchers. In addition, more artificial intelligence products have penetrated into the lives of the people, and people have gradually become familiar with its existence. These phenomena all remind us that artificial intelligence is gradually changing human life, making it more convenient and comfortable. In this way, under the demand of consumers and the development of developers, artificial intelligence has become a future trend.