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5 Innovative Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Advancing Technology
Source: Jonathan Long

Bots are dominating online communication, and most consumers don’t even realize the number of times they have interacted with a bot while browsing their favorite website or completing an online purchase.

Bot technology is far from a new concept, though, as its origins date all the way back to 1966 with the invention of Eliza, a bot that managed to mimic a natural conversation through programmed responses. With no sign of slowing down, here are five innovative ways bot technology is advancing.
1. The implementation of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a push toward being able to accomplish things that require human intelligence without needing humans. In the world of bots, the implementation of AI is geared toward creating environments where the bot you are speaking to is indistinguishable from a human being.

The key difference between a bot with AI versus one without is that bots with artificial intelligence are designed to learn and evolve over time. The addition of AI to bot technology opens the door to endless possibilities for human interactions.

Imagine a bot able to learn and adapt to the behaviors of someone with Alzheimer’s -- identifying when a person has forgotten something and learning to remind them of things as their condition deteriorates.

However, there is a dangerous side to bots -- they have the potential to use learned speech patterns and information about people to impersonate them. With the amount of personal data stored on mobile applications, a bot could potentially use it to steal your personality, as well as your identity. Scary, right?

This has led to a greater push for secrecy in mobile applications, with more decentralized and private messenger services are beginning to emerge like Ravn, which hides every aspect of a person’s identity and encrypts every part of a conversation.


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