We now live in an AI-driven world, as AI has matured in the last few years. Behemoths like Microsoft, Google and Amazon are investing enormous resources in this area.
There have been many applications of AI to improve internet applications such as personalization, recommendations, discovering information, understanding what users are asking for, and proactively delivering information to internet users.
AI has been applied to solutions like IBM Watson to assist in Drug Discovery, Oncology treatment, and care management. Another example of AI application is how Netflix provides accurate recommendations to its users based upon the sheer volume of viewer history available at its fingertips.
The following from Wikipedia details the recent maturity of AI:
According to Bloomberg’s Jack Clark, 2015 was a landmark year for artificial intelligence, with the number of software projects that use AI within Google increasing from a “sporadic usage” in 2012 to more than 2,700 projects. Clark also presents factual data indicating that error rates in image processing tasks have fallen significantly since 2011. He attributes this to an increase in affordable neural networks, due to a rise in cloud computing infrastructure and to an increase in research tools and datasets. Other cited examples include Microsoft’s development of a Skype system that can automatically translate from one language to another and Facebook’s system that can describe images to blind people. In a 2017 survey, one in five companies reported they had “incorporated AI in some offerings or processes.