AI in the year 2024Back
2023 was the year of the breakthrough of AI, and especially of 'generative AI': artificial intelligence that can produce something new. And although the current generation of AI tools can now only generate either text (ChatGPT, Bard), images (Dall-E, Midjourney) or sound, that will undoubtedly change next year. Google's Gemini, for example, must be able to handle multiple dimensions, and other tools are also being expanded to produce text, images and sound.
In addition, it is expected that many new tools and language models will come onto the market next year, including those from Meta and Amazon and from European companies such as Aleph Alpha and Mistral AI.
And 2024 will be the year of AI-powered hardware. An overview of the possibilities:
Meta and RayBan are launching new smart glasses. You can make calls, listen to music and take photos with it. The question is of course whether it will be socially acceptable for you to take photos unnoticed in public spaces with your smart glasses. After all, the initiative of the previously introduced, similar glasses Google Glass failed due to this invasion of privacy ('glasshole').
We have been waiting for a humanoid robot for a long time. Every year, partly thanks to government/defense investments, the American company Boston Dynamics takes a step further with the development of these so-called humanoid robots. Their 'Atlas' is planned for next year.
The company Humane already introduced the AI Pin this year, a kind of smartphone without a screen. You can take your personal AI anywhere, activating it with your voice command, a gesture, or interaction with the laser-projected display field.
Also available is a headset for 'Spatial compting'. This projects digital data onto images of the physical world. What did the city you walk through look like in the past; where are the interesting sights; how many inhabitants does the city have and what do they do?
The self-driving car has been a promise for a long time. Google already won a competition for autonomous cars in 2005. But last week Tesla had to recall two million cars due to problems with its autopilot, and experiments with self-driving taxis in San Francisco are showing mixed results. But development continues step by step, and it seems like it will happen at some point, perhaps next year?
Alexa, Google Home and Siri listen all day long to respond. Officially no recordings are made. The Rewind AI Pendant does that. This chain makes audio recordings throughout the day that it forwards to AI-powered cloud storage. You can ask questions about previous events: no more disagreements about who said what or who didn't say what. The question is of course (just like with the smart glasses) whether it will be accepted if you make sound recordings during your conversations. The technical possibilities are there, but privacy seems to be increasingly compromised. Companies make full use of what is possible, it is up to the legislator to regulate this before it is too late.