10 Ways How AI is Transforming and Has Almost Transformed
Our Daily Life and World
Artificial intelligence, or more commonly known as AI, was once stuff relegated to the scenes of science fiction. In recent years, however, AI has become increasingly used even in daily life: whether it's chatbots looking to deliver excellent customer service or social media networks incorporating it into its advertising algorithms, it's no longer shocking to think of AI as an everyday thing.

In the article below, we'll be going over 10 ways AI has transformed our daily lives—and the possible advantages/disadvantages.
AI-powered Chatbots
Many companies now use chatbots to service basic customer concerns, freeing up actual human employees for other tasks. Through the intelligent learning AI is capable of, it can recognize certain keywords and phrases then deliver helpful content to customer inquiries.
Product Recommendations
If you've ever browsed an ecommerce site like Amazon then have been amazed by the "Products You May Also Like" section, you can thank AI. How this works is that AI is used to gather data on what customers browse, crunch/analyze that data, and then scour the website for similar products. Thus, one's shopping experience is more personalized than ever.
Better Navigation
If you've ever used Waze or Google Maps, you've already used AI. AI is used in these apps to determine the best route for your drive and even to quickly scan thousands of street view images to determine your location.
Google's Algorithms
Have you ever wondered how Google seems to always have the answers you're looking for? The answer is that Google's search engines use AI to study the linguistics used in user searches, learning and adapting over time to better meet user's needs. Google then uses AI to analyze the content of a search result, and determine how well it matches the user's search.
Email Filtering
AI is used largely in spam filtering, where spam filters use its smart learning capabilities to continuously learn how scammers are trying to get into your inbox.
Voice-to-text is standard for smartphones now ("Siri, find me…") and AI is responsible. Google and Microsoft claim to use advanced computer learning for this purpose.
Smart Personal Assistants
Siri, Alexa, Google Home, and the like use AI's quick learning to not only understand your commands, but also set appointments, conduct searches, set reminders, and more.
Bank Fraud Prevention
Like email filtering, AI makes systems to learn what types of transactions are fraudulent. AI filters through factors like transaction size, sender, frequency of transactions, and more to determine what to flag.

Face ID
When device is unlocked using biometrics like face ID, it's using AI to capture an image of your face and verify it with previous info stored about you.
Smart Homes
Whether it's a smart fridge that creates a list for you based on its contents or self-adjusting thermostats, even run-of-the-mill appliances are getting the AI upgrade. Much like the examples above, smart appliances use algorithms to learn user behavior and adjust accordingly. Expect them to be much more common in the future.

Advantages and Disadvantages
Still, AI has its critics, with many citing the loss of personal interaction and AI's inability to think outside of algorithms as disadvantages. Yet the benefits AI brings arguably outweigh these fears: it streamlines various processes, protects transactions, and generally just makes life more convenient. With humans guiding AI (rather than relying on it), it can be ensured that the technology will be used as best as possible.

Leading Minds Gather
The importance of AI is why leading minds such as Elon Musk and Robin Lee are set to gather in Shanghai for the 2021 edition of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, held from July 7 to 10.

Through its various exhibitions, panels, and competitions, attendees (both virtual and in-person) can get valuable insights on the role AI will play in future society. For business, there are even various packages for sponsorships, speakers, web publishing, marketing, and more, all meant to help a business gain a foot in the future of AI and even Chinese tech.

Interested parties in sponsorship or speaking engagements are welcome to connect via email Suzanne.duffour@waic.eu