Decoding Artificial Intelligence: Separating Fact from Fiction in Tech

Abiodun Ajayi
4 min readJul 6, 2023

Understanding AI is of paramount importance in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape as AI continues to permeate various industries and aspects of our lives.

Face recognition on cell phones and Google translation are based on this technology. Now the question arises to what extent artificial intelligence will be integrated into our everyday life. Is it just temporary hype, or is technology becoming a part of everyday life?

Where are we currently experiencing AI?

We encounter artificial intelligence (AI) in many places in everyday life. It is very helpful and simplifies numerous small tasks enormously. For example, the Google Translator, Smart Homes, facial recognition on cell phones, laptops, and the like, as well as language assistants such as Siri or Alexa, are based on this technology.

And autonomous driving is also made possible by artificial intelligence. The technology is also used in many algorithms, such as on social media. There, AI helps to filter and display suitable, individually tailored content and advertisements.

Spotify recommendations are also based on this principle. AI also makes it possible to find articles by image on Amazon or Google. And the spam filtering in your e-mail inbox is also done by artificial intelligence. Weather forecasts and navigation are also based on AI.

Individual wine bottles can be identified in the wine industry using artificial intelligence. In the financial sector, it also prevents suspicious account activity in online banking. And in manual areas, AI robots are already taking on some simple tasks. This allows employees to save time and focus on more demanding tasks.

A new AI generation

With ChatGPT and DALL-E 2, AI takes another big step into our everyday lives. DALL-E 2 is the new version of an image generator from OpenAI. New works of art are created on voice command. The program has been available for free since September 2022.

ChatGPT also comes from OpenAI and was released two months later. This is the prototype of a chatbot that can create texts independently. This has an even greater benefit for people, which is why ChatGPT can now boast 100 million users. It’s also free.

FOR EXAMPLE, the AI program is used to compose e-mails, chat messages, short essays, or even poems. It has access to old data going back to 2021 and thus teaches itself language patterns independently.

Is ChatGPT stealing our jobs?

Due to the independence of ChatGPT, many people who do editorial work are currently worried about their jobs. However, this concern is unfounded because no AI program is perfect so far and can replace humans. ChatGPT is unable to access recent data.

So current research findings are not taken into account when creating texts. It is also possible that this old data is incorrect or incomplete. The program would not necessarily recognize and accept these at this point in time.

This also makes it possible to create fake news. In addition to all their possibilities, AI systems also have some risks. But that is exactly what makes the real human being so indispensable. The texts created by ChatGPT should therefore always be checked. And especially for professional work, it is still advisable to rely on an agency.

The future of artificial intelligence

Since artificial intelligence is already present and used in so many areas of our everyday life, the integration of ChatGPT and DALL-E 2 is also very likely. ChatGPT in particular can not only be helpful in everyday life, but can also become a great help in many professions.

Editorial offices and PR agencies can use the AI ​​program to their advantage. One possibility is to use it to create basic frameworks for texts. These must then be checked once by the editors and supplemented if necessary. Nevertheless, it saves a lot of time that can be used for other tasks.

However, it will be a very long time before artificial intelligence reaches the level of a real human being. The challenge, after all, is to teach technology all human skills. And that includes emotions and creativity. It cannot be said whether this will ever succeed. However, it should not be ruled out either.

In the future, AI is likely to find more and more uses in various industries as well as in our everyday lives. It makes life easier in many ways and can be of great help. Finally, it should also be said that AI also creates new jobs instead of taking them. After all, it also has to be operated and further developed. Because of this, artificial intelligence is more of an opportunity than a risk at this point in time.

Conclusion: Just hype or already everyday life?

Since we already use artificial intelligence so naturally, it is definitely part of our everyday life. In all probability, the new programs will continue to be used and find even more possibilities.

ChatGPT is used so extensively after just a few months that it is unlikely to disappear again. Such systems have too many advantages for that. However, one must not forget that AI can also pose a threat.

Therefore, the regulation of this technology makes sense. It’s up to the government to legislate before it’s too late and AI threatens our lives.

However, there is probably still a long way to go before it can become a real danger. That’s why you should use and enjoy the possible applications until then for support — but always with caution.

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Abiodun Ajayi

Abiodun Ajayi has more than 6 years of experience in Security and IT architecture. He consults and helps form strategies, perform project feasibility studies.