The rate at which artificial intelligence (AI) is being developed and is learning things by itself sometimes raises the question of whether it is science fiction or something that has already infiltrated our society without our even realizing it yet.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to considerably improve our lives or to hurt us. With industries and jobs increasingly being linked to AI, mankind have to accept that it's becoming an integral part of our society.
Here are 6 incidents show how AI can absolutely shock us by what it does in the real world.
1. Predicting The Pregnancy Of A Teenage Girl
Nowadays, superstores and malls use data mining, which is the foundation of AI, to keep track of consumers and their choices so that the goods most likely to sell can be recommended to specific customers. It is much like how YouTube recommends videos using a user’s video history.
The store Target adopted this technique to find out that a high school girl was pregnant based on the items she purchased. Her dad, who did not know about the pregnancy, charged into Target and complained to the manager that his daughter was getting coupons for baby products in the mail.
Eventually, the girl’s father ended up apologizing to Target staff later. Turns out, Target was right. The girl was pregnant. Looks like AI knew more about the girl than her own father.
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