Our smartphones are some of the most used pieces of technology to ever have been invented. Almost everyone has a smartphone, bar those who either prefer feature phones or those who are unable to use smartphones because of a disability. There’s not a single day that we go through without interacting with our smartphones and the apps that they contain. And I think that we can all agree that smartphones wouldn’t be as integral to our daily lives as they would be without mobile apps.
And per our nature, we’re always trying to innovate and integrate new technologies in order to further enhance how our current tech works. One of the most potentially disruptive advancements that the tech industry has been on the lookout for is artificial intelligence.
The advent of artificial intelligence is bound to change how we interact with our technology as well as the quality of living of a vast majority of people. Whether it’s for better or worse, we’re going to have self-driving cars, a lot of job automation, and the ability to treat larger amounts of data that have ever been imagined.
Yet, despite all these impressive changes, we seem to be overlooking one of the most subtle changes to the piece of technology that we interact with the most. So, how exactly is artificial intelligence going to affect mobile app development?
Because artificial intelligence is able to treat and interpret large amounts of data, app developers are going to be able to increase their sample size during testing. When you have a larger sample size, your results are going to be more credible. After all, the only thing keeping us from increasing a sample size is the subsequent work required to convert the data into workable information.
One of the primary advantages of artificial intelligence is its ability to learn. With that in mind, you can also assume that the more an AI is able to gather data on its users, it will be able to serve its users better.
For example, it can be difficult to keep track of vehicle maintenance, especially since there are so many other aspects in a person’s life. Now, consider integrating AI into this mileage tracking app in order for it to not only track the car’s vitals more closely, but also remind the user of much-needed car maintenance measures that are specific to that car.
While artificial intelligence isn’t exactly meant to replace human beings, it is, however, intended to make tasks easier for us. This is done through automation, wherein we’re able to delegate monotonous tasks to the AI so that we’re able to dedicate more of our focus and energy toward other tasks that AI cannot perform (tasks that require the human touch, like customer care, content creation, and the like).
After all, because the main selling point of artificial intelligence is its ability to learn, then who knows, we may even see an app that trades stocks automatically. Wouldn’t that be the dream?