AI: What Is It and Where Is It Headed?


At Appen, our mission is to give companies, “Confidence to Deploy AI with World-Class Training Data.” But what does that mean, really? What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how does Appen help build it? How does the work of our Contributors factor into the broader process? Most importantly, how does AI affect our everyday lives and where might the future take us? For answers to all of these questions and more, read on below!

What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic the last several years and will continue to dominate discussions regarding the future of work and technology. But what exactly is it? Does AI only exist in science fiction and on the big screen or does it already play a role in our day-to-day lives? Check out this article to learn more about AI.

What Role Do Humans Play in AI?

AI can sometimes conjure images of evil computers becoming self-aware and turning on their human masters. What many people don’t know is that Artificial Intelligence is trained by humans, through a process called Machine Learning. These machines, however advanced, still rely on immense amounts of data, and this data comes from us. This article from The New York Times breaks down this process in an interesting way.

How Will AI Affect the Way We Work?

There are many theories about Artificial Intelligence’s effect on the workforce moving forward. Some fear it could lessen available jobs or make entire industries obsolete. Others argue it will dramatically improve working conditions and speed production, allowing for less time at the office and increased telework. Either way, everyone agrees there WILL be an impact! Learn more about the future of AI in the workplace here

What Is the Future of AI?

Where will AI take us in the future? Will we all live in fantastic cities full of self-driving cars and robots who cater to our every need? Will computers become smarter even than us? Will they become self-aware or grow to resent humans? All these are valid questions and some even a bit unsettling. Luckily, the best minds in the world are hard at work researching what the future of AI holds. Find out more!

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