Organizations and researchers are now using all their data
and computing power to provide advanced AI capabilities to the world.
The potential benefits of using AI at scale are undeniable —
but so are its obstacles.
Certain algorithms can reinforce biases and infringe on privacy,
and technologies like facial recognition can be discriminatory.
A key challenge is
embedding trust and transparency into the equation so that we can unlock AI in
ways we haven’t done before.
Consequentially, there are few modulations in this space.
Furthermore, the cost and effort to provide sufficient
assurance for AI applications can be prohibitive, and the fear of public
scrutiny and ethical implications has held organizations back from using AI at
scale — until now.
Moving into 2022, more reliable mechanisms are emerging that
can help your organization validate, test and create transparency, and allow
you to use AI more confidently.
Having a model for trusted and ethical AI is fundamental. If
your organization gets this right, it can increase AI adoption, scale, speed
and outcomes to truly transform every aspect of our lives.
One of the key trends in the AI world is machine vision. We
now have computers that can see and recognize objects on a video or photograph.
Language processing is also making big advances, so machines
can understand our voices and speak back to us.
Low-code or no-code will also be a huge trend this year. We
will be able to build our AI using drag-and-drop graphical interfaces, so we
can develop extraordinary applications without being limited by our coding
Moreover, we now have more augmented reality (AR)
capabilities on our devices (particularly our phones and tablets), and we're
seeing an even bigger push toward virtual reality (VR).
In 2022, we'll see new, lighter, more portable VR devices,
so instead of having clunky headsets that require Wi-Fi connections, we will
have devices that are more like glasses that connect to our phones and give us
superior VR experiences on the go.
These extended reality advances pave the way for incredible
experiences in the metaverse, a persistent, shared virtual world that
users can access through different devices and platforms.