AI in Everyday Life: Artificial Intelligence In Daily Life
AI in Everyday Life: Artificial Intelligence In Daily Life
29 February 2024

10 Examples of AI in Real Life (2024 Roundup)

If you’ve regularly browsed the web since the end of 2022, you’ve certainly interacted with AI (Artificial Intelligence), such as chatbots. In fact, Pew Research shows half of Americans are more aware of the common uses of AI. While this technology has been around for decades, it took the launch of ChatGPT chatbot on November 30, 2022, for artificial intelligence to take its place in the way people around the world work and play. Today, 55% of Americans say they interact with AI at least once a day. What does it mean for you? How can you use AI in your daily life? AI as we know it is in its infancy, but already we are seeing it everywhere … 

How AI Can Change the Future of … Everything

Artificial intelligence models human behavior. For example, the technology allows machines like computers and digital devices to perform tasks that are typically associated with humans, such as: 

  • Learning
  • Analyzing
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Creating

For computers to complete these tasks, humans create algorithms that help a computer learn from a large amount of data and feedback, which is entered into the computers. Over time, AI learns patterns from all this input and can perform human tasks like making decisions or predictions.

10 Ways We Use AI in Our Daily Lives

Bill Gates has been quoted as saying that AI can change the world in ways we can’t even imagine. By creating new ideas, products, and services, artificial intelligence will make our lives easier, more productive, and more creative. Here’s a roundup of 10 ways we use AI in our daily lives.

AI in shopping

Artificial intelligence is making a difference in how we shop for consumer goods. Levi Strauss is considering using AI models (along with their live models) to help increase its diversity in body types. Other retailers that currently use artificial intelligence include Puma for personalized customer styling, Sephora for personalized consultations, and American Eagle for inventory tracking. Many retailers also rely on AI for customer service support, as chatbots. 

“People’s preconceived notions aside, AI is making people’s lives better.” — Ananda “Andy” Chakravarty, vice president of research at IDC Retail Insights

AI in automotive industry

One word, Tesla. This innovative car manufacturer uses AI to make smarter and more efficient automobiles. The technology is used to monitor the car’s surroundings via cameras, monitors, and radar. Inside Tesla vehicles, the rearview mirror can monitor the driver’s eyes for drowsiness, helping drivers avoid on-road accidents. Artificial intelligence also plays a role in Tesla’s adaptive cruise control, Autosteer, lane assist, self-parking, and navigate on autopilot features.

Porsche relies on its AI Recommendation Engine to predict consumers’ preferred vehicle packages, giving drivers a personalized vehicle. Another use for AI is in-car voice assistance, which has become mainstream across all brands. By using voice commands, a driver can have the assistant play music, make phone calls, help with navigation, and more without ever having to take their hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.

If you use a smart speaker like Amazon Echo, Google Nest, or Apple HomePod, smart light bulbs, or security system, you interact with AI in your home. In addition to helping you complete tasks like turning on lights, making grocery lists, or setting reminders, artificial intelligence can help you save time and money by offering preventative alerts or setting up appointments for services like maintenance, landscaping, etc., simply by analyzing your smart devices and appliances. 

Searching the web has changed since the launch of ChatGPT. Google and Microsoft have developed AI-driven chatbots, Gemini (formerly Bard) and Copilot (formerly Bing Chat), respectively. All three, Gemini, Copilot, and ChatGPT, can answer questions, write emails, and keep track of your requests or conversations, create images from texts, and more.

AI can help students write essays, resumes, calculate complex math equations, or put together a class project.

Worried that your school-age child might be relying a little TOO much on AI rather than his own brain? 

Don’t worry: Educators also benefit from artificial intelligence. Instructors can use AI to detect AI! They check to ensure that content is free of plagiarism and determine what percentage of written content contains AI sourced content. Artificial intelligence is also capable of helping with academic research and creating educational resources such as class activities, lesson plans, assessments, and presentations.

AI for investment decisions

Investing is a gamble many are willing to take. Thanks to AI’s ability to sort and analyze large data, professional investors use artificial intelligence to help manage risk, select stocks, predict the market’s movements, and create custom portfolios for clients. According to Investopedia, AI is a tool that even beginning investors can benefit from when wanting to reduce risk, select stocks, etc. However, before you use AI for stock trading and other investment “advice,” Investopedia suggests:

  • Understand your financial goals
  • Choose your investing method
  • Select an investing strategy
  • Identify your investing tool
  • Start managing your portfolio

How AI is used in healthcare

Healthcare systems use AI to help streamline administrative and patient care processes. Ways the healthcare industry and consumers can benefit from artificial intelligence include:

  • Use AI to make diagnoses. Harvard research suggests this can potentially improve health outcomes by 40% and reduce treatment costs by 50%.
  • Artificial intelligence can help healthcare providers gather, store, and analyze data about patients who use wearables or monitoring devices for health reasons.
  • AI can perform less invasive surgeries, reduce medication dosage errors, and fraud. When combined, these AI-driven processes could lower healthcare costs for consumers. 

Role of artificial intelligence in nursing practice

The nursing industry has worked with AI for over six years. By sending notifications via mobile phone, artificial intelligence tools help nurse SWAT teams (nurses specially trained registered nurses and paramedics) recognize when a patient’s medical condition is declining or worsening, allowing for immediate care. These tools further reduce time-consuming tasks that don’t require specialized nursing skills, like organizing electronic medical records.

AI is also used in social and companion robots that can interact with patients and clients, provide them with medications, wound care and monitor their vital signs.  

AI cybersecurity solutions

AI plays a crucial role in cybersecurity. Collecting and analyzing data from a company’s information system, AI can help keep track of all the devices, users, and applications that have access to said system. Plus, artificial intelligence can further help organizations stay up to date on threats, assess existing security, predict breach risk, and respond to security alerts promptly.  

AI in criminal justice and law enforcement

By analyzing data and noting patterns, trends, and anomalies undetectable by humans, AI can help law enforcement agencies around the U.S. detect criminal activities. Through facial recognition and analyzing video, artificial intelligence can help quickly identify suspects and capture criminals. And, to help deter crime, law enforcement uses AI-powered surveillance systems like license plate readers. As you pass one of these readers, AI notes the make and model of your vehicle, along with your plate and owner information. In some cities, their AI technology goes beyond license plate, makes and models; it also notes bumper stickers, dents and scratches and unique after-market modifications to vehicles. If you’re suspected of a crime, artificial intelligence will alert law enforcement.

What Does the Future Hold for AI and Humans?

When Pew Research asked 979 technology-savvy experts were asked the following question,

“By 2030, do you think it is most likely that advancing AI and related technology systems will enhance human capacities and empower them? That is, most of the time, will most people be better off than they are today? Or is it most likely that advancing AI and related technology systems will lessen human autonomy and agency to such an extent that most people will not be better off than the way things are today?”

63% said they were hopeful we would be better off. Pew Research conducted this survey 4 1/2 years before ChatGPT was released and introduced mainstream Americans to AI’s capabilities. While we don’t know yet what 2030 will look like with AI, we know that along with the uncertainty comes many benefits to our everyday lives.