By Shivani Kapoor - November 30, 2019
Human needs are endless and the creativity they exhibit is gigantic. The more they read the better the have become and it would not be wrong to quote that everything we love about civilization is the by-product of the constant efforts and advancements in the technology sector. Developments and innovations in the intelligence world is so enormous that artificial intelligence has flourished the human race like never before but it will only be beneficial till the time it is not in excess.
Before talking about the benefits and perils of AI and 5G we must throw light on what they actually stand for?
From Google Assistant to SIRI to new entrant ALEXA to chatbots present on various websites everything which we see operated on technology are the basic examples of AI. In simple terms, it is the most disruptive form of technology which has affected the lives of people in both positive as well as negative way. Artificial intelligence stands to be the most radically transformative technology ever developed by the human race. While science fictions and movies showcase AI to be robotic with human like characteristics but it is only onefourth part of the actual technology. AI can be anything like remote operated doors, Google maps with algorithms, automated self- driving cars, facial recognitions etc.
Let’s give it a thought where this technology is taking us and how our lives are going to reform around it. We humans tend to develop technologies to the highest degree. While we have come a long way in this particular arena but the present situation describes it to be a boot-camp of explorers floating at the bottom and the only way is to rise up and fly.
But all the happening stuff that captures our attention, our imaginations and dreams are all on the other side of the mountain which is to be climbed. AI may sound fancy and highly advanced but things are going to be completely different from what we see today.
An ecosphere of widespread AI systems and services won’t closely be similar to the world we live in today. Even now we have human contact for conversation for sharing our feelings or just chatting around but with the invasion of AI in our lives the human contact may get replaced with conversation with SIRI. It will sure attract certain eyeballs from strangers for seeming oblivion to the organic human life. But the propagation of high end technology will mean everyone will talk to their machines with the reasoning-“Ah! They understand us better.”
This change is not only limited to our personal front but we will see it replicating in public interfaces as well. Today you have type the location to search for cab service or just for navigation to certain place but with the dramatic inculcation of AI nobody knows if in near future everything gets automated and your facial recognition and biometrics are the handlers of your expenses rather than your fancy wallets. As we go further out, we might not even have to speak anymore, instead exchanging thoughts and precepts with other humans or AI agents directly, using via neuro-technology like brain-computer interfaces. There’s basically no corner of human work or life that will be left untouched by widespread AI. The future is going to be wild.
When a piece of technology is sufficiently advanced to give self-motivation and self-reliance we tend to interact with it on daily basis and it remembers everything about you, anticipates your needs and becomes part of our lives. We become so dependent on them that they tend to define our efficacies across spheres of work and life.
Simply put, we’re going to trust future iterations of Siri in ways that probably don’t make sense right now. By talking to a computer, we know we are free from the fear or judgment we would surely face if we were talking to a person. These artificially intelligent entities will optimize our lives and be a reflective lens for our lives — just like the friends and family we have today.
A super intelligent AI is unlikely to exhibit human emotions like love or hate, and that there is no reason to expect AI to become intentionally benevolent or malevolent. Instead, when considering how AI might become a risk, we can expect two scenarios:
The increased usage of robots and AI in all fields might mean that companies will start letting go of employees. A recent study shows robots will take over more than 20 million jobs by 2030, thus creating mass unemployment. One advantage of this could be that robots could take up jobs that pose danger to human life, such as welding which is harmful to the health of a human doing that job.
While AI will certainly displace some jobs, such displacement has happened long before AI was on the scene. In the past century, we’ve seen the demise of titles like travel agent, switchboard operator, milkman, elevator operator and bowling alley pinsetter. Meanwhile, new titles like app developer, social media director, and data scientist have appeared.
The above points paint a misty representation as to what AI could really have in store in the future. But one can definitely say that AI is a violent delight. It will going to be everywhere and no doubt will be helpful in many aspects but exploitation of AI could be quite destructive as well.
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If you ever ask any layman about 5G technology the first response which you will get will be it is something related to smartphones right? To some extent the answer is true it is related to cell phone technology which is a faster follow-on technology to 4G LTE.
Though, what 5G offers today, how it’s positioned and what the 5G landscape is going to look like in future, will be immensely different. In fact, at the risk of using clichés, indeed 5G NR (New Radio) technology is poised to be “disruptive.” That said, this next generation of wireless network technology will also be an enabler across a myriad of industries and applications, and in all likelihood spur all-new use cases as well.
There are multiple different types of 5G technology that will be deployed by the various carriers, but in short, the technology is all about much larger slices of available spectrum and massive scale in capacity. Ultimately, all of these technologies will coexist with and require 4G networks to operate initially in a 5G NSA (Non-Stand-Alone) implementation, with standalone deployments coming later down the line. There’s a lot to digest and unpack here but what’s really important about 5G are its massive advancements in capacity, lower latency and throughput.
Where 4G can have ping times in the range of 25 – 50ms or so, 5G has the promise of single digit millisecond latency. And when it comes to next generation 5G applications, latency will be critical.
5G will quite literally reshape the high-speed broadband service industry for consumers and the mobile enterprises. It will also help enable technology innovation that will require ultrahigh capacity, low latency networks to be fully realized, for example smart city applications and autonomous vehicles. When you think of the city of the future, with a significant number of autonomous cars driving around, there are a number of wireless solutions that will need to be deployed to allow this futuristic vision to become a reality.
Another industry, beyond just faster smartphones, that 5G NR technologies will reshape will be residential and commercial broadband internet services. Especially in under-served areas that have issues with last mile connectivity and legacy cable/fibre internet operators, 5G technologies will enable wireless gigabit and multi-gigabit internet services in your home or office, without the need for Wi-Fi, or in-conjunction with WiFi-6, and always-connected.
Regardless, as the 5G future takes shape, you can see the technology is much more than just enabling faster connections for smartphones. 5G quite literally has the potential to transform not only internet broadband service, but it will also enable new applications and use cases, from connected smart devices in the IoT, to autonomous vehicles, smart cities and connected factories; the list goes on. The word “disruptive,” in the case of 5G, is an understatement.