Ever wonder how Spotify is always able to give you the best personalized song recommendations? Or how your email is always able to differ from the spam emails versus the legitimate ones? And what about the new Amazon Alexa you just bought for your home? Well the answer is simple: Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The term “artificial Intelligence” might sound intimidating to you, but it actually has been in use for decades now. In fact, it’s actually behind a lot of things you encounter daily, most of which you wouldn’t realize. The rundown? AI is basically a system that takes in a lot of data to be able to recognize different patterns quickly. So that great new song you found because of one of Spotify’s recommendations? All thanks to artificial intelligence. Spotify’s algorithm will analyze all the songs you’ve been currently listening to, determine which genre and artists you tend to gravitate the most, and voila! You have your new daily mixes, and even some personalized recommendations for your next playlist.
Spotify isn’t the only example of AI; Google Maps is yet another popular, but overlooked one. All while you’re driving to your next destination, Google Maps is analyzing current traffic patterns, construction, and even weather conditions to figure out the most efficient route for you to take. And how about that cheap flight ticket you just found after weeks of google searches? Again, all thanks to AI, google was able to automatically set up a Google Flight Tracker after analyzing your search patterns and then scan through hundreds of flights to find you the best one.
Artificial intelligence powers many programs that help us do everyday things. It makes our life so much more efficient and easier every single day, and it will only continue to transform our lives in the future. So now maybe the next time you find that great song, or even that great deal on spring break tickets, you’ll remember that it wasn’t luck but rather artificial intelligence at work.