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What Does 2019’s AI Have to Offer?

In 2018, artificial intelligence achieved remarkable progress. AI was increasingly adopted worldwide across industries of all types. We expect the rapid growth of AI will continue to disrupt industries well throughout 2019 as well. Here at IMI, we have gathered some predictions about AI for 2019. Here are our top picks!


  1. Client-Side Training Will Become More Mainstream

Client-side training became the centre of AI development in 2018 with the production of keyboard predictions and facial recognition. Traditionally, machine learning, deep learning, and other AI models are trained in clouds, server clusters and other high-performance computing environments. However, a recent surge has emerged in AI-training environments that evaluate AI models’ ability through hardware and software resources occupied in mobile devices, smart sensors, Web browsers, and other client-side platforms.

Already, it’s become standard for device-side AI training in many iOS applications – features such as ensuring that Face ID recognizes users consistently, that the device groups pictures accurately in the Photos app, tunes the iPhone’s predictive keyboard, and helps Apple Watch learn your habitual patterns automatically from activity data. In 2019, client-side (front-end) training will become a core source of AI-model learning.

  1. AI Will Strengthen Cybersecurity

AI will transform the way organizations look at cybersecurity. As security breaches become increasingly sophisticated in their methods and targets, the call for innovative approaches to help solve this worldwide epidemic is critical. The use of AI and Machine Learning in cybersecurity will increase efficiency and decrease vulnerability. The incorporation of AI in cybersecurity will empower the experts and make the system more robust.

  1. Consumers Understanding of AI Will Shift Dramatically

As AI emerges beyond the hype and the daily headlines and as usage of AI-based devices surges, our understanding of AI will shift. In 2018, our daily interaction with AI was in the form of digital assistants such as chatbots and devices like Alexa. As interactions and usage increase, we will no longer associate AI with just autonomous cars, and voice bots, rather as productivity tools and predictions to help everyday tasks and make our lives better.

Our new understanding of AI will be focused on making shopping painless, patient-care superior, disease-detection more precise, and learning more enjoyable.

  1. Using AI to Connect Employees with Employers

In 2018 companies worldwide spent millions on AI technologies to improve their customer experience. In 2019, we’ll start to see companies delivering similarly compelling experiences for their own employees.

Conversational AI and development bot platforms are a few examples of technologies that businesses will use to help current and new employees succeed.

IMI joined this revolution in 2018 with the creation of Rhonda. An AI-automated platform that engages with thousands of employees. Rhonda has various features that strengthen an organization to acquire new talent, sends broadcasts, communicates with workforces, and accelerates all HR-related processes.

One of Rhonda’s most powerful features is triaging unhappy employees through a “weekly pulse” rating system. The force of Rhonda empowers organizations to amplify their corporate culture.


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