The 10 best app of Artificial Intelligence affecting human lives in 2020
Born as a scientific discipline in the middle of the last century, artificial intelligence (AI) is now considered by experts as a great technological challenge that is opening up new scenarios for companies and it is not surprising that it is taking the world by storm.
AI is increasingly being used in various business functions and is revolutionising all aspects of life and work. It is currently finding applications in various fields, from retail to transport, from medical to finance, from Internet research to mobile applications.
According to research, the global IA market is expected to grow from $29.82 billion in 2019 to $252.01 billion in 2025, an increase of 42.7%. Other studies are looking at the best IA companies today.
IA in mobile applications
Beyond business applications, IA has now entered the real world and is used in mobile and web-based applications. The iOS and Android operating systems are incorporating more and more IA-enabled applications, precisely because the growing proliferation of smartphones is becoming a key factor in their development.
Let’s take a brief look at the top 10 IA-enabled applications that currently have the greatest impact on human lives:
Alexa is an Amazon virtual assistant that works with Amazon Echo. Typically, it uses voice queries, NLP and other tools to provide a variety of services to its users, such as voice interaction, music playback, query resolution, etc. It is also designed to create to-do lists, set alarms, stream podcasts, play audio books and provide real-time information on weather, traffic, news, sports and more. Alexa converts speech into text and uses the Wolfram language to provide accurate answers to questions asked.
As a virtual assistant developed by Google, Google Assistant is mainly available on mobile and smart home devices. It works according to the language of the device set, including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and many others. Users can interact with Google Assistant through natural voice and even keyboard input. This AI Assistant can do all possible tasks that users may not want to perform, such as playing music, finding a favourite restaurant, calling friends, getting useful information from Google and telling jokes.
Siri works on using voice queries and a natural language user interface. This IA-enabled voice wizard can make calls, send text messages, answer questions, and provide recommendations. Siri adapts to users’ uses, searches, and language preferences, and also delegates requests to various Internet services. Siri is pre-installed on iOS devices such as iPhone, MacBook, and Mac Pro. Like other popular personal assistants, it has a voice partner called HomePod.
Socratic is one of the most common IA-based applications for Android and iOS that can help students do homework, providing educational resources such as videos, definitions, questions and answers and more. To get its help, users only need to take a picture of their homework, and the app will provide them with the relevant information to solve problems promptly. Socratic supports various subjects such as mathematics, science, chemistry, history, English, economics and more.
Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, answers questions, sets reminders, takes notes, handles tasks and manages the calendar. Available on Windows 10, Windows mobile, Android, iOS, Invoke smart speaker, Microsoft Band, Amazon Alexa and Xbox One, Cortana uses NLP, the Bing search engine and device data to offer personalised advice. This IA application can also synchronise users’ mobile phones and computers.
Well recognized as the best friend of AI, Replika makes a conversation with its users very similar to that of a human being. It was originally designed for Apple smartphones, but now it is also available on Android. The app has the potential to direct users’ interests and the conversation can start as generic and then offer more detailed and personalised answers.
ELSA Speak is a popular AI-enabled application for learning to speak English. It works only as a digital English tutor and uses patented speech technology with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to identify people’s pronunciation errors. Its amazing feature is that it allows users to interact in English. ELSA Speak reportedly has over 4.4 million downloads and claims to have more than 3.6 million users in 101 countries.
Wysa is a conversational agent that helps improve mental health. An AI-driven and incredibly friendly chatbot, Wysa allows users to start a discussion with unknown people: talk to them in written form by creating a special training set. Wysa also helps people deal with a variety of critical health problems, such as depression, anxiety, sleep and more.
FaceApp is a photo and video editing application for iOS and Android. With the help of the app, users can change the overall look, such as smile or haircut, and give a unique look. The app uses neural networks based on artificial intelligence to create highly realistic transformations of human faces in photos.
This voice assistant provides information through a natural voice. Available on both Android and iOS, Hound gives users quick and accurate results, makes a phone call, sends a text message, provides information on current events or weather. It can also find a hotel nearby, call a Uber, check flight status and much more. It is so fast that it can do almost real-time translations of entire sentences into other languages. It can also provide large amounts of data faster than a user can ever get from Google with a keyboard.