Nicole Junkermann, NJF Capital founder, presents an A-Z of Artificial Intelligence – a series of short videos focused on key areas of interest in this hugely topical and consequential field.
In sci-fi films like Terminator, AI is sometimes portrayed as an existential threat to humanity, as the machines turn on and destroy their human creators.
In reality, AI offers huge potential for keeping humans safe.
In the workplace, AI systems are already operating to monitor correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
In warehouses and distribution centres, the use of autonomous vehicles and mobile robots can help cut accident rates.
AI systems are even being used to detect and prevent workplace harassment by scanning company emails.
Elsewhere, the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cites better extreme weather prediction and wildfire detection among the many possible benefits of AI.
Researchers at the UK’s University of Bristol, meanwhile, are using neural networks to more accurately track volcanic activity across the globe.