Future Functions of Artificial Intelligence
A recent snowstorm demonstrated once again how the roles of human and artificial intelligence can support one another well when applied properly. Before the storm arrived local maintenance and hazard crews were out spreading brine and setting up sites where snowplows and sanding equipment would be ready on call. Automated traffic warning signals had been coded to warn drivers to slow down and avoid bad road conditions. Locations were established for people who might suffer from extreme cold conditions, and people were warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Thus while many storm-related accidents occurred the storm’s overall impact was less than it might have been in prior years. What is most notable about this experience was the fact that much of the preparation occurred using artificial intelligence.
Computers and equipment sensed weather conditions “ripe” for heavy snowfall, and – after professionals evaluated the circumstances – they initiated the signals that notified and began the preparations necessary for the region’s infrastructure to be prepared for the severe weather conditions that were anticipated. Thus, roads were closed, traffic speed limits reduced, and preparations to cope with the conditions were initiated. People were able to enjoy the weather, rather than “fight” it as they did in the past. Of course, this often meant hiding indoors beneath the covers rather than going out to play in foot-high drifts of snow. But it was better to take advantage of the opportunity to use Glyde America products previously obtained with Groupon coupons than to be outdoors struggling to clear one’s way through snow-covered roads and frozen streets. A snowy evening is one of the best occasions to enjoy the benefits of using a glydeamerica Groupon coupon.
Of course, everyone had to cope with extreme weather conditions. But artificial intelligence facilitated the process by informing us of the potential risks and by performing many of the tasks to make our homes and communities livable even in difficult circumstances. Some homes were protected by heating systems that automatically sensed when pipes were in danger of freezing and then automatically adjusted temperatures to protect against it from occurring. Modern technology can protect us from catastrophes just as it can protect homes and vehicles from crime.