Artificial intelligence may sound intimidating, like the robots gone rogue in “Terminator 2” trying to destroy humanity. But let’s not dwell on that. Instead, let’s focus on the incredible achievements scientists have made with AI! Despite the challenges of 2021, there have been remarkable scientific breakthroughs, some of which were prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s celebrate five amazing accomplishments in artificial intelligence that deserve recognition and applause!
Vaccine Development With AI
Usually, it takes many years to develop a new vaccine as it undergoes various stages and trials to ensure safety and effectiveness. However, something incredible happened during the Covid-19 pandemic. Just three months after the first confirmed cases, vaccine manufacturers were already conducting human tests to combat the virus. How was this possible? Well, the answer lies in artificial intelligence. With the help of powerful computers, large amounts of data about Covid-19 were analyzed, allowing scientists to predict which components could lead to effective vaccines. AI has proven its importance in creating life-saving vaccines and will likely continue to do so in the future.
Cars That Drive Themselves
Just imagine taking a road trip in a car that drives itself, where you have all sorts of crazy adventures along the way. It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie (maybe not a great one), but it’s actually becoming more real than you’d expect! In 2021, experts from major auto companies started testing self-driving cars, also known as Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), in cities across America. Considering how often we humans make silly mistakes while driving, it’s a relief that efforts are being focused on developing artificial intelligence instead of artificial stupidity.