AI Is Everywhere-Including Countless Applications You’ve Likely Never Heard Of

These AI tools are much less glossy than fantasy-image generators-yet they are also ubiquitous. As various AI technologies continue to progress, we’ll only see an increase of AI use in various industries.

Here’s a rundown of some of the wide-ranging AI applications you may be less familiar with. Various AI systems are already being used in the health field, both to improve patient outcomes and to advance health research.

AI is helping researchers comb through vast genetic data libraries. AI is also helping to speed up the search for medical treatments.

United States-based non-profit Every Cure is using AI algorithms to search through medical databases to match up existing medications with illnesses they might potentially work for.

Outside medical research, other fields not directly related to computer science are also benefiting from AI. At CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, a recently developed advanced AI algorithm is helping physicists tackle some of the most challenging aspects of analyzing the particle data generated in their experiments.

Last year, astronomers used an AI algorithm for the first time to identify a “Potentially hazardous” asteroid-a space rock that might one day collide with Earth.

One major area of our lives that uses largely “Hidden” AI is transportation.

These AI systems are meant to optimize schedules to reduce costs and maximize efficiency.

Navigation apps like Google Maps also use AI optimization algorithms to find the best path in their navigation systems.

The most cutting-edge cars use AI in their suspension systems so passengers can enjoy a smooth ride.

Of course, there is also no shortage of more quirky AI applications. A few years ago, UK-based brewery startup IntelligentX used AI to make custom beers for its customers.

Other breweries are also using AI to help them optimize beer production.

Meet the Ganimals is a “Collaborative social experiment” from MIT Media Lab, which uses generative AI technologies to come up with new species that have never existed before.

On a less lighthearted note, AI also has many applications in defense.

Where active warfare is taking place, military powers can design warfare scenarios and plans using AI. If a power uses such tools without applying ethical considerations or even deploys autonomous AI-powered weapons, it could have catastrophic consequences.

AI has been used in missile guidance systems to maximize the effectiveness of a military’s operations.Since these types of AI systems have complex structures, they require high-processing power to get real-time insights.