Early science fiction movies such as Star Wars and Back To The Future fueled our imagination about the future with the idea of robots fighting alongside humankind and self-driving cars. However, artificial intelligence has seen significant progress over the decades, and those ideas from sci-fi movies might become a reality in the future.
In the early years of 1955, the Samuel Checkers-playing program was among the world’s first successful self-learning program. Arthur Lee Samuel, who pioneered the program believes that teaching computers to play a game can lead to the development of tactics that solves general problems. Later on in 1964, IBM created a program that can understand human conversations. The machine has the capability to communicate with humans and respond with specific sets of replies.
Japan grew as a nation to become a hotspot for technology and Sony introduced a machine named AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt) in 1999. It’s a robotic pet which posses the ability to communicate with humans and also mimic set characteristics of an actual dog upon command. Another breakthrough in artificial intelligence is the introduction of personal voice assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant in 2011. This technology involves a combination of centuries of research and development in A.I – all wrapped up in our mobile device at the palm of our hands.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are now ever-present in our daily lives and is a technology sector which is driving online services and businesses. The potential for this technology has still yet to be fully realized, and but it’s not far away from the imaginary ideas from early sci-fi movies.