Four major trends in AI development in 2024

Time: 2024-01-23 15:25

In 2023, the explosion of ChatGPT heralds an important turning point in the development of artificial intelligence.
Looking ahead to 2024, regulatory balance, green development, open sharing, and cross-border applications may become the four key words for the development of artificial intelligence.

2023: A milestone year for artificial intelligence

In 2023, OpenAI's ChatGPT became popular worldwide, triggering an explosive development of artificial intelligence technology.
ChatGPT broke through the 100 million MAU users in just two months, setting a record for the fastest growing App; Microsoft continues to increase investment in OpenAI, announcing that it will further invest billions of dollars
Driven by ChatGPT, Microsoft, Google, Tesla and other tech giants have accelerated the layout of generative artificial intelligence, launched related products and models, and set off an industry boom.
According to professional research institutions, the field of generative artificial intelligence can bring 2.60 trillion to 4.40 trillion dollars of economic growth to the world every year.
In contrast to the huge economic potential, regulatory risks are becoming increasingly prominent.
At present, the policies and legislation on artificial intelligence regulation are obviously lagging behind the development of science and technology.
Concerns are focused on algorithmic bias, data privacy, employment pressure, national security, and other areas.
A survey shows that most Americans are worried that artificial intelligence will exacerbate social division and misinformation dissemination; at the same time, artificial intelligence may also lead to the development of new network warfare and dangerous weapons, and promote information warfare through propaganda and deep fraud.
The game between technological progress and human nature has become a dilemma on the development path of artificial intelligence. The industry calls on the government to introduce relevant regulatory policies and regulations as soon as possible. How to find a balance between development and risk prevention, so that this powerful technology can serve humanity controllably and reliably, will be an important issue.

the four development trends of artificial intelligence in 2024

1. Balanced development of technological innovation and ethical norms
As 2024 approaches, major economies, including Europe and the United States, are working to develop more comprehensive artificial intelligence policies, and countries are expected to cooperate on artificial intelligence standards and norms.
The European Union's upcoming artificial intelligence regulations seek a balance between regulation and innovation, but excessive regulation may consolidate the position of large companies and harm start-ups.
The Biden administration will also introduce relevant policies, which will inevitably change the US artificial intelligence policy pattern.
All countries will work together to find a balance between development and regulation, achieve healthy and sustainable development of artificial intelligence, and protect the public interest.
2. Sustainable development: the inevitable choice of green computing
In 2024, as the scale of artificial intelligence models continues to expand, the computing power required to train and run these models will also surge, which will inevitably cause high energy consumption problems.
Massive artificial intelligence models rely on a large number of globally distributed Data center infrastructure to provide support, and these Data centers consume a lot of electricity when operating.
At present, no technology can generate such a "hunger" for computing resources as artificial intelligence.
The excessive use of computing resources by artificial intelligence and related environmental issues will soon become a new point of controversy in all walks of life.
This is very similar to the energy consumption and carbon emissions caused by cryptocurrency mining.
With the intensification of competition in the field of artificial intelligence, major technology companies are competing to launch larger models, and the competition for computing resources will further intensify the contradiction.
3. The debate between openness and closure
In the coming year, the competition between open and closed artificial intelligence systems will be the focus of attention.
Closed proprietary systems can better protect trade secrets, but there are also risks such as algorithmic discrimination; while open systems are conducive to public supervision, but may have less incentive for innovation.
With the increasing use of artificial intelligence, there are limitations to being completely open or completely closed, and the best way may be to find a balance.
Currently, OpenAI, which once advocated openness, now represents an opaque Black box model under its products; while companies known for being closed, such as Meta, are beginning to embrace open systems.
In 2024, with the increase of practice, I believe that the development direction of artificial intelligence will become more and more clear.
4.medical, education, business: artificial intelligence cross-border applications rise
By 2024, artificial intelligence will be widely used in fields such as healthcare, education, and business.
In the field of healthcare, artificial intelligence-driven diagnostic tools, disease predictive analytics, and personalized treatment plans will completely change the patient's medical experience.
With the advancement of technologies such as biometric recognition and medical image recognition, artificial intelligence is expected to achieve innovative applications such as early cancer screening, genomic personalized drug development, and intelligent surgical robots, greatly improving the level of medical care.
In the field of education, the self-adaptive learning platform assisted by artificial intelligence can provide tailored learning paths and content according to the characteristics of each student, realizing true personalized teaching; while students can learn at their own pace and in a better way to master knowledge.
In the business sector, artificial intelligence will significantly improve enterprise Operational Efficiency and empower enterprise decision-making through Consumer Insight and Data Analysis to help enterprises gain competitive advantage.
In 2024, artificial intelligence will penetrate all walks of life, further unleashing its application potential.

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