A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is not new and has been around for some time; however, it has become a “hot” topic with the meteoric rise of various, more sophisticated artificial intelligence (A.I.) chatbots introduced throughout the past several months. These A.I. chatbots are capable of understanding questions or queries and generating human like responses in real time – as if you are talking to a real live person. This experience is very unlike the way people have grown accustomed to when using a search engine website. A.I. chatbots provide a concise response rather a list of websites and links, which are related to the topic.
So much material has been written and available on the internet on this topic, and any company directly related to A.I. right now is on “center stage”. Nearly all of the top hardware and software companies are shifting and directing significant resources on A.I. technology.
We are at the forefront of what may be another technological revolution – A.I. chatbots may be the next best thing since sliced bread (internet). People are already using them to write essays (homework), start businesses, plan vacations, and create basic lists to name a few examples; however, the possibilities seem limitless. And with this, there is the real possibility of A.I. eventually replacing some humans in the workplace.
A.I. chatbot hardware consists of a fast CPU (central processing unit), sufficient RAM (random-access memory), and an internet connection. The power and usefulness of Artificial Intelligence is directly linked to the amount of accessible data that is stored on the internet. I asked a popular A.I. chatbot the question about the amount of digital content that is created daily and the amount that is stored in the cloud. In less than a few seconds, this A.I. chatbot provided a succinctly written five-paragraph plus 3 bulletized essay response. It even went on to clearly state, “Keep in mind that these figures are approximations”.
The “cloud” continues to grow at an incredible rate, and with A.I. on the brink of exploding onto the scene, it is conceivable that data growth rate will pick up pace. That translates to more “cloud” datacenters filled will rows and rows of storage systems filled with thousands of high-capacity HDDs, such as Toshiba’s MG Series helium laser-sealed nearline HDD.
Personally, I’m excited to see where A.I. takes us next. I know that our lives have become so much easier since the advent of the internet, so A.I. just seems the next logical step. So when people ask me where I work, I take great pride in telling them that I work for Toshiba HDDs, one of the companies that make new technologies like A.I. chatbots possible.
Author’s footnote: This blog was written without the assistance of any A.I. chatbot.
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