A lot of us believe (and rightly so) that technology is getting too advanced and interfering with our personal lives. However, technology can be very helpful to those with special needs. It can be helpful for children with autism, the seeing and hearing impaired and the mentality and physically impaired. These new improvements can be a huge step for bettering their lives. Technology is not so bad when it is being used for a good cause.
- To fear Artificial Intelligence is to ignore the good it can do for many who need help in their daily lives.
- Real time identification of faces and objects can be of immense benefit to those who have trouble performing those tasks themselves, such as the autistic or blind.
- AI assistance can also help people with various impairments interact in a more able fashion with those around them, including government departments or businesses.
“One of the best examples of this given by Dr Vivienne Ming, Founder and Chair at Socos Labs, is the use of Google Glass and AI-driven facial recognition. For many years Google has wanted to keep this incredible technology lightweight and fun, because no one wants to think that it’s reading peoples faces, calculating credit scores, detecting lies and predicting insurance fraud as we go about our daily business.”