The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) is enormous. But in order to be able to exploit it, in addition to technical understanding, it requires above all the courage to embrace change.
The development in data collection, data processing and modelling capabilities shows the increasing tension between progress and the current philosophy based on individuals’ independence and privacy. A profound societal and cultural transformation is happening. In my opinion, there is currently not a critical need for addressing the Personal Data Laundering through legislation, also because it is generally relatively easy to collect abundant personal data in a compliant manner. This topic is however an important aspect to keep in mind when developing best practices.
Thanks to available data, it is possible to get insight on hidden patterns, predict situations, create an intelligent ambient able to sense and act upon its surroundings, or support workflows by automating standard tasks. All this require some prior consideration on the data that will be used for the implementation of AI-Tools.
With artificial intelligence, it is already possible to predict the risk of developing a disease even before it appears. Here are three cases in which good prediction results have been achieved: fractures due to osteoporosis, cancer associated with gene mutations, Alzheimer's disease
A filter bubble is a state of intellectual isolation that can result from personalized searches when a website algorithm selectively guesses what information a user would like to see based on information about the user, such as location, past click-behaviour and search history.
AI can be defined as computer systems able to perform tasks traditionally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. This unique technological advancement allows or an easier interaction between people and the technological tools at their disposal, and represents an opportunity for development available virtually to everybody.