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Artificial Intelligence Is Starting To Creep Into Human Life

First Posted: Dec 16, 2016 02:29 AM EST
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Mark Zuckerberg dreams of having his own "Jarvis," a virtual butler in the Marvel film, Iron Man.

Phys.org reported that the founder of Facebook has envisioned a machine learning software that would help him get around his household -- just like what most normal people want. While modern technology has been making it easy for humans to live, the once fictional idea of artificial intelligence is beginning to creep into the real life.

"I got it to this point where now I can control the lights, I can control the gates, I can control the temperature -- much to the chagrin of my wife, who now cannot control the temperature because it is programmed to only listen to my voice," Mark Zuckerberg said, according to The Verge. "I'll give her access once I'm done," he joked.

"So it's getting there," he added. "And it's starting to be able to do some pretty fun things, and I'm looking forward to being able to show it to the world."

Artificial Intelligence or AI has been widely developed by technology giants these days. Amazon already has its Echo speaker with a personal assistant app, Alexa. The app can do a whole lot of things including playing music, answering questions, reporting weather news and other stories, creating to-do lists, waking people up and more.

On the other hand, Google has its Allo messenger that would make smartphones become even smarter. The company is also developing AI drivers for autonomous vehicles, just like what Uber and other automakers are currently working on.

According to Stanford University AI researcher Alexandre Alahi, people are drawing near to seeing robots at homes, self-driving cars and AI-powered medical assistants.

So this looks like humans are about to live their lives hand in hand with intelligent machines everywhere in the future. Although these robots still need improvements when it comes to social behavior, humans are beginning to appreciate the help of artificial intelligence, and soon enough, their lives will never be the same.

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