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How AI is Changing Our Daily Lives in 2024


Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a futuristic concept anymore. It is already a part of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. From voice assistants to search engines, from social media to online shopping, from entertainment to education, AI is everywhere. And it is only getting smarter and more integrated as we enter 2024.

In this article, we will explore some of the recent examples of how AI is impacting our daily lives in 2024, and what are the benefits and challenges of this practice.


AI in Technology and Services


One of the most visible and widespread applications of AI is in technology and services. AI is powering various devices and software that we use on a daily basis, enhancing their capabilities and functionalities.


For example, Microsoft has introduced a new keyboard key that opens Windows Copilot, a built-in AI assistant that can help users with various tasks, such as writing, editing, searching, and creating content. Copilot is powered by GPT-4, a state-of-the-art natural language generation model that can produce coherent and relevant texts from simple prompts. Microsoft claims that Copilot is the entry point into the world of AI on the PC.


Another example is Google’s Gemini AI, a new service that allows users to generate realistic and personalized images from text descriptions. Gemini AI is based on Stable Diffusion, a novel image generation technique that can produce high-quality and diverse images in seconds. Users can use Gemini AI to create anything they can imagine, from portraits to landscapes, from logos to memes.


AI is also transforming search engines into answer engines, reducing the need to click on websites for information. For instance, Bing has launched a new feature called Bing Answers, which uses AI to provide direct and concise answers to users’ queries, such as facts, definitions, calculations, conversions, and more. Bing Answers also uses AI to write the perfect ad and title to attract maximum clicks, leading to increased profits for the platform.


AI is also integrated into social networks, such as Twitter, which has introduced a new functionality called Twitter Bard, which uses AI to generate tweets based on users’ preferences, interests, and style. Twitter Bard is also based on Google’s Bard, a generative AI model that can produce texts in various domains and genres, such as poetry, lyrics, jokes, stories, and more. Users can use Twitter Bard to create original and engaging content, or to discover new and relevant content from other users.


AI in Home Appliances


Another area where AI is making a difference is in home appliances. AI is enabling smart devices that can communicate, learn, and adapt to our needs and preferences, making our lives easier and more convenient.


For example, Samsung has unveiled its new Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with AI Family Hub+ at CES 2024. This smart fridge integrates with your smart home ecosystem so that you can monitor its contents or play videos on its built-in smart display screen. However, it’s a suite of compelling new AI features that make this year’s model the smartest fridge yet.


AI Vision Inside is one of this refrigerator’s key new skills. It uses internal cameras to intelligently identify food items as they come and go from the appliance. Samsung’s Vision AI technology accurately recognizes 33 different fresh foods from vegetables to proteins. These can then be added to a customizable ingredient list that appears on the fridge’s 32-inch LCD screen. You can manually enter expiration dates so that the fridge can track and notify you of ingredients to use first.


This list connects with the Samsung Food app, which is now accessible on the Hub+ fridge display. You can use this to decide on available recipes or discover new ones and order ingredients directly to your home. A new “Image-to-Recipe” feature taps into the enhanced Vision AI now recognizes meals and multiple food items from photographs and explores dishes that can be made with those ingredients.


Meanwhile, you can use the Personalize AI feature to adapt recipes to reflect your dietary requirements. For example, you can alter a dish to make it vegan or look at fusion options to give your meal a new spin. This gets quite granular so you’ll be able to accommodate gluten-free, pescatarian, dairy-free and other diets.


Speaking of diets, you can connect your Samsung Health profile to Samsung Food for AI-powered nutrition planning. Tailored Meal Plan is a feature that analyzes your health information to create a personalized meal plan based on your health needs. This can help with goals to reduce fat or increase protein intake to gain muscle.


Samsung is not the only company that is innovating with AI in home appliances. LG, Bosch, and Smeg are also introducing smart features in their products, such as voice control, remote access, energy efficiency, and self-cleaning. AI is transforming our home appliances into smart assistants that can help us with various tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping.


AI in Society and Jobs


AI is not only changing the way we use technology and services, but also the way we live and work in society. AI is creating new opportunities and challenges for various professions and industries, as well as for individuals and communities.


One of the opportunities that AI offers is the enhancement of human creativity and productivity. AI can help us with tasks that are tedious, repetitive, or complex, such as data analysis, research, design, and more. AI can also inspire us with new ideas, suggestions, and feedback, such as in writing, music, art, and more. AI can also enable us to learn new skills and knowledge, such as in education, training, and coaching.


One of the challenges that AI poses is the disruption of the job market and the economy. AI can replace or augment human workers in various sectors, such as manufacturing, transportation, retail, and more. AI can also create new jobs and roles that require human-AI collaboration, such as in healthcare, entertainment, and more. AI can also affect the distribution of wealth and income, as well as the regulation and taxation of AI-related activities.


Another challenge that AI poses is the ethical and social impact of AI on humanity and the environment. AI can raise questions and concerns about the privacy, security, and fairness of data and algorithms, as well as the accountability, transparency, and explainability of AI decisions and actions. AI can also affect the values, norms, and rights of individuals and groups, as well as the diversity, inclusion, and representation of different cultures and identities. AI can also have positive or negative effects on the sustainability, resilience, and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.


Conclusion


AI is a powerful and pervasive force that is shaping our daily lives in 2024. AI is bringing us many benefits and opportunities, as well as many challenges and risks. AI is not a threat or a savior, but a tool and a partner that we need to use wisely and responsibly. AI is not a fixed or a final destination, but a dynamic and a continuous journey that we need to explore and enjoy.


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