The question is not anymore whether we can solve the problem with AI but to what extent it returns sustainable and reliable results. Good craftsmanship, governance, ethics, and education on AI are what we need now.
Since I was a kid, I have always been intrigued and interested in new technology and today we live in a world where smart and connected devices have become a part of our daily lives. When you have a background in engineering or another technical background this might be the greatest time to be around. However, there is a catch to the new and smart technology and it becomes slowly but surely more visible; a device where all physical parts are working perfectly fine can become a brick due to a missing internet connection or a wrong software update. One key part is that the logic is not necessarily hard coded anymore on the device itself but is a model that is externally stored and loaded. The new logic is becoming data-driven and critical in the transition towards smarter devices as it should better interact with our personal preferences. In this blog I will discuss that not all solutions require data and data does not need to be incorporated into all solutions but there are solutions where we do need data.
I feel very lucky that I have been around in times when a color television with a remote control was the most advanced device in many homes for many-many years. Technological advancement goes at such a high pace today that you can read about a breakthrough in one or another field every single day. Great innovations have led to mass production, lower prices, and making it affordable for the average consumer. From smartwatches monitoring our health to smart assistants managing our homes. Smart devices were first the rich but are now becoming cheaper than the old-fashioned traditional devices.
However, the new generation of smart devices can have a major drawback as they do not guarantee the luxury of long-term usage as they can be dependent on incremental software updates. The device’s logic is more often stored on external servers making it easier and…