The rapid rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and increased interactivity of users has caused a heightened expectation of what artificial intelligence will provide in the future. Today, about one-third of consumers use AI-driven features on a daily basis. Reports show that smartphone purchases and other AI-driven devices are on the rise, mostly due to the new features and functionalities that are now provided. Users have become even bigger fans with the addition of augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) features that help make their experience more personalized.

This interest has gone far beyond gaming as consumers have found that personalized services can make their life easier and seamless. Reports by Accenture and Health Care IT News provided information used in this article.

Hospitals testing AI assistant

Several hospitals announced in February the addition of Amazon’s Echo Dot, Apple Siri, and/or Google Home and Assistant into their system as a means to better serve their patients. Many of them, at present time, are experimenting with the ways to use voice assistant, not only in their hospitals but in their emergency rooms and urgent care centers. While one hospital uses it in their patient's room to summon a nurse or ask what their diet is, another hospital uses it to provide a way to identify waiting times at their emergency rooms and urgent care centers right from your home.

AI-driven technology is becoming a growing wave in the future of nursing homes and home care organizations, pilot studies have been started on ways of empowering their clients and patients. The studies include voice activation for health questions, reminders to take medicine or do exercises, schedule appointments, asking for directions and asking when a particular nurse or doctor are scheduled to arrive.

This technology will be a great help in the future to the disabled, individuals living alone, and public subsidize housing members.

Learning new skills

As education systems adapt to the ever-changing technologies, a new and more accessible way to educate will emerge. Students and tomorrows workers will become lifelong learners.

Today's schools of higher learning will change their main focus to preparing people for life. Skills learned and certifications through online courses will become more acceptable to employers. And the proof of readiness for a job will include real-world work records. Online courses will continue to be enhanced with the expansion of AI, AR, and VR.

AI will drive the future

As consumers embrace and become more confident with AI technology the more they will be willing to engage its usage in a more personalized way. They will realize that sharing info on more than one device will make their day-to-day communications will become seamless. With just a click, they can summon a smart trip assistant to get local information about places they plan to visit and view it all in a 3-D image.

Or they can speak to an AI personal assistant to keep track of their personal appointments, set reminders, schedule business meetings, or ring up family and friends for a virtual chat. AI technology will be ever present in the future from our self-driving cars to the way we buy products to even the meals on our table.