Machines, AI, and Our World
Humanity began with no machines, no tools, and a reliance on the natural world. We evolved to learn survival skills, create tools and buildings, cultivate the land to provide what we wanted, and built a society where structure is everywhere. Machinery was invented somewhere along the way to benefit civilization and further our abilities to evolve, not only ourselves, but the entire world as a whole.
From the first windmills to the invention of the steam engine, and then the introduction of automation into the workforce and our everyday lives, machines have been given the roles to perform the repetitive tasks that are mundane, but necessary. These machines provide us with more time and energy to work on plan development, revision and other critical tasks that requires important decision making.
Ever since the first pieces of machinery were invented, the world was revolutionized in ways we couldn’t previously imagine. Creation of new technology and machinery continues to provide more efficient manufacturing processes, safer workplace environments and paves the way to the minimalistic workplace that companies now strive for. We have strived to continually attempt to create new and improve existing technology. The never ending chase to achieve the technology that people have only dreamed about. Technology has been an immeasurable help to the world, industrializing our countries and creating previously unimaginable opportunities.
The arrival of new technologies are increasing ever so quickly and the one that people have been dreaming about for years is artificial intelligence. Different companies have been working on different types of AI technology. 2016 was all about the race to get the first self-driving car on the road with big names like Tesla, Google, and Apple joining in. Other companies use AI as a service to assist with business management, like IBM Watson which provides people with starter kits and software that actively helps them manage and assess their business.
Another name to recognize is our very own INDUS.AI, a digital construction performance management solution. The platform provides its users with benefits that allow them to optimize cycle-time and equipment utilization. Using AI to process and recognize assets in real-time, users receive real-time safety alerts using Active-Monitoring technology, that also provides in-depth safety reports throughout the entire project.
The paper that Apple’s AI research team recently published just in December, focuses on a Simulated+Unsupervised (S+U) learning model. It has already been a few years since AI began its integration into the industries. Artificial intelligence as a whole is sweeping across the globe. As people begin to explore the possibilities, they are integrating different types of AI into as many industries as possible. Due to the vast and ever increasing potential it provides, we can only imagine what the world will be like in just a few years. As AI breaks through in the industries, it marks a turning point for the types of occupations we currently have in our workforces.
The occupation that used to be the job of a person, can now be augmented by a supervising trainer and the AI that actually help performs the task. Eventually, we can assume that these AI’s will be able to perform their jobs with precision and accuracy without the need of a supervisor. The person can then move on to training more complex AI’s and the cycle continues. There is a growing need for AI trainers, who will supervise and teach the AI. These people are responsible for being the point of guidance for the AI, helping it learn about what it needs to know and more.
Shelly Fan from Singularity Hub related training AI to teaching a child saying “Playing in a diverse, exciting universe is how we nurture a child’s budding intelligence. So why shouldn’t AI learn in the same way?” And it’s incredibly true. That’s why you need people who are smart, driven, and passionate. You may not know, but we’re actually looking for just the right kind of person to be our AI trainers as well! Just head over to our job postings page to find out a bit more about the responsibilities of an AI trainer.
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