The epidemic did not actually advance the development of technology, only the scope of use increased – it was revealed at a press conference organized by ABBYY, a company specializing in digital intelligence, where Tamás Máhr, the company The head of the R&D center in Budapest and László Gulyás, associate professor of the Department of Artificial Intelligence at Eötvös Loránd University, spoke. Overall, experts are optimistic about artificial intelligence and the future of humans
The epidemic was not accompanied by a technological revolution
Hundreds of millions of people have been forced to change the way they live and work. Tamás Máhr and László Gulyás agree that over the past year and a half, the use of different technologies and tools has increased tremendously rather than technological development.
How technology affects the way we work ?
According to Tamás Máhr, during the epidemic, countless companies realized that repetitive, tedious and monotonous tasks, and in many cases heavy physical work, can be triggered by software or robotic process automation. For more than a hundred years, there has been a steady decline in strenuous and repetitive work, reinforced by artificial intelligence and new technologies, which will make it increasingly possible for people to take up creative, human jobs.
At global level, Companies and government agencies are also increasingly using process automation technologies, and the rapid integration of these solutions may be of strategic importance to Hungarian companies and the state. For example, the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has used ABBYY technology to process thirty years of archival reporting forms and has since recorded critical details with greater than 99% accuracy and then delivered them to appropriate locations. They can digitize 120 custom fields on 12 forms. And a multinational telecommunications company integrating ABBYY solutions with automation, virtual assistants, artificial intelligence and machine learning has saved $ 8 million in the first six weeks and reduced time and costs by 70% over previous manual efficiencies.
Hungary on the international stage
According to Gulyás, companies in Hungary are not adopting new digital solutions fast enough, which may lead to a lag in the long run. However, the good news is that the development in Hungary is continuous in some industries, mostly telecommunication companies and multis adopt new technologies in their daily operation, but agricultural companies managing large areas also take advantage of the opportunities provided by information technology. Small logistics companies lag behind the most, but this is typical of most countries. “The good news is that artificial intelligence will spread not as a stand-alone product, but embedded in traditional digital devices (telephones, corporate governance systems, etc.), without users having to make a separate decision about it,” he said.
What does the future hold? will be an opportunity for companies, so those who act late may not be able to catch up.
The distant future
“The It is difficult to predict a distant future as the industry develops at an amazing pace.In the near future, machine intelligence is expected to excel in performing a specific task.Now the understanding of image processing and human speech is very strong, resulting in the development of human-machine interaction. and we will find another applicability to these basic capabilities The repertoire can be expanded with new capabilities, which of course will enable the solution of more complex problems, “said Tamás Máhr. According to the expert, some of the social roles will be taken over by machines, as they already operate the metro or airplanes, but there are positions where human connection is indispensable, such as family roles, health and politics.
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