We live in a golden age where technology influences every facet of our daily lives. This is especially true with the coming of “Artificial Intelligence” (AI). AI is everywhere – from virtual assistants like Alexa, Google Home, and Siri, to aiding the creation of new disruptive technology like autonomous cars, blockchain and cryptocurrency. Areas of healthcare, finance, retail, customer analytics and manufacturing have already started seeing positive effects of using AI, many of which we would have never thought possible just a few years ago. At the same time, we have downsides of using AI, such as how it can easily be influenced on issues of race, culture and diversity, making it a burden to society.
In this talk, I will discuss the origins of AI, debunk some of the myths surrounding artificial neural networks and discuss how AI could have an unprecedented positive effect on human life if used in the right way. I will provide some insights into AI safety research, and discuss the future of AI, known as “Deeply Inclusive AI”. Now, how does it apply to software development/testing? AI used in software applications can have a positive impact on several facets of the software development lifecycle. I will discuss the current possibilities with AI and software as well. Attending my keynote will help influence the way we think about AI and help people realize that we are still far away from creating “broad” AI that can react and think like humans.