Technology November 6, 2023
The recent surge in AI popularity, largely due to advancements like ChatGPT, has put Artificial Intelligence at the forefront of many conversations. However, AI isn’t a new trend. AI has been a game-changer for many Filipinos well before ChatGPT, Bard, and other AI language models became accessible to the public.
AI has quietly woven itself into the fabric of our routines, transforming the way we live and work in subtle, yet significant ways. How so? Here are five ways AI is already enhancing our day-to-day lives:
A significant way AI manifests in the lives of Filipinos is through smart home devices. These include gadgets like security cameras, automated lighting systems, and even smart rice cookers that learn from our behaviors and adapt to our preferences over time.
What’s even more impressive is how these different smart devices can be connected to centralized systems like Google Home or Alexa. These smart hubs allow users to manage all their smart devices with one app. When combined with a great pocket WiFi device like the Smart Bro 5G Pocket Pro, users are even able to remotely monitor their security footage, control when their air conditioners turn on, and do other tasks any time.
Digital assistants like Siri and Google Assistant have been responding to our queries for close to a decade now. These assistants use AI to understand and respond to our commands, from setting reminders and answering complex queries to curating personalized music playlists based on our preferences and entertaining us with a wide range of jokes. In fact, digital assistants have been so helpful that the use of voice search is now more popular than typing down queries in a search bar.
AI plays a significant role in how we consume content on social media. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter use AI to analyze our behavior and preferences to serve us personalized content. This ensures we always see posts that align with our interests, keeping us engaged and connected. On the other hand, the same AI can help detect and filter out abusive or inappropriate content, creating a safer and more pleasant social media environment for all.
Streaming services like Netflix use AI to analyze our viewing habits and preferences to recommend shows and movies we might enjoy. For instance, if you frequently watch romantic comedies, Netflix’s AI algorithm will suggest similar rom coms for your next binge-watch session. In some cases, the AI algorithm can even recognize patterns in content and make recommendations that may be of a different genre altogether, but have the same themes as the content you frequently watch. This personalized recommendation system enhances our viewing experience and makes content discovery effortless.
AI-powered navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze have transformed the way we travel. These apps use AI to analyze real-time traffic data and provide the fastest routes to our destinations. Moreover, these apps are able to leverage AI and predict traffic conditions at specific times, allowing drivers to make adjustments to their plans even hours before they get behind the wheel.
AI is not just the future; it’s the present. AI enhances our lives in so many different ways that you may not even be conscious of how normal its presence is in our daily lives. With how quickly technology has advanced in the last five years—combined with access to Smart’s fast and reliable 5G internet—it’s safe to say that AI innovations can only lead to even better efficiency, convenience, and personalization in our daily routines.