AI AI Everywhere

Where is the AI road leading us to the top?

AI has been the talk of the town over the last year and a half. For most of us, it started with Dall-E taking over headlines and then its text-focused cousin, Chat-GPT, making in-roads with its writeups that were, to say the least, interesting. This was November 2022. Since then, a tsunami of AI has taken over the world. Even we caved in and decided to do an entire magazine issue in April 2023, calling it the “AI Issue.” And, to our surprise, that magazine issue was loved by everyone and even ended up selling out across the country. Most of the content in the magazine that AI generated last month and was surprisingly great. I mean, the magazine sold out. That was one of the ways we witnessed how powerful AI was at that time and the potential it held. 

So, they hopped on when the massive corporations got a hint of what Artificial Intelligence would be and how it would impact the world. And they did big time. Take the example of CES. Our Chief Editor, Soham Raninga, went to the show this year and was astonished by how AI was being talked about. Commenting on the insane rise of AI in the world of consumer tech and highlighting his experience at the show, he said, “Before the start of the show, all the invites that I got were about AI. And on the floor, it reflected to a large extent.” Not only him but also several other people who were there on the show floor had the same observation.

We have established that AI has gotten a lot of attention from manufacturers. And, as that tech makes its way into our hands, we are starting to figure out more ways than one to work with that tech. While the effects of AI are far-reaching, in this article, we will be looking at some of the key areas where companies have invested in AI, as well as some key statistics and applications of AI. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and look at some of the most interesting ways in which AI has made in-roads in our lives, especially in education, art, agriculture, and consumer tech –

ABC with AI

When we talk about Chat GPT one of the first things that comes to mind is how students worldwide have started using it to complete their assignments and un-ethically using it to pump up their grades in school. This has led to text-based generative AI being used and frowned upon by many people worldwide. Educational institutes and professionals across the world have tried combating the use of AI but failed. This is because OpenAI’s own tool that they intended to use to identify AI-generated content was not able to work well, and they took it down. So, what now? Well, instead of playing a game of whack a mole with AI content, teachers have adapted to make it their own best friend. 

Students across the globe are being assigned work that requires them to critically analyze the output given by ChatGPT on a certain topic and come up with their own thesis on the same. For example, teachers assign students to write an essay on the impact of AI. Students go and generate it using ChatGPT. Now, the assignment does not end there. The students are required to now assess the content that AI-generated and then identify the critical points it missed or the arguments it put forth, and whether they align with the thoughts of the student on that topic or not. If not, the student has to reason why.

Now, this is one way in which teachers are using AI to their own advantage. There have also been teachers, not only at the school level but also at colleges and universities, using ChatGPT and other AI models and tools for their own purposes. For example, I have seen many teachers use tools like Scholarcy to analyze research papers and get summaries, which they use to prepare for their own research or lectures.

The best way in the world of education seems to be not to weed out AI from campuses but rather innovatively embrace it.

Hitting the right notes

AI and art have been at loggers’ heads for some time now. Be it AI generating images or making music, the artist community has been split between using it or standing up in arms against it. There is a lot of debate around AI’s use in the art world. As a writer and someone interested in poetry, AI can help artists grow, create better content for their patrons, and attract new ones.

Using AI to generate images and music is up for debate because the data that these generative AI models train on is from the people who are bringing their imagination to life. However, if an artist is looking to grow their presence and send their content out to larger audiences, they can use AI tools to their advantage by putting it to work to enhance their social media presence. They can use it to their advantage as the teachers did by showcasing the differences between AI-generated art and their own work. There are ways in which AI can be used, and keeping an open mind about it is something very important. 

In the farms

Agritech is revolutionizing traditional farming and cultivation methods by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) for higher yield, efficiency, sustainability, and profitability. This advanced technology is employed in horticulture, agriculture, and forestry, aquaculture, and viticulture. AI conserves the planet and its ecosystem by detecting plant diseases, pests, insects, locusts, and chemical fertilizers. It identifies malnourished farms and parched lands needing irrigation and determines the need for treatment with fertilizers or pesticides. 

AI also aids in predicting seasons suitable for sowing and harvesting and incorporates innovative techniques like vertical agriculture to increase output while reducing the use of exhaustive natural resources. The new generation of educated farmers is more accustomed to modern machines and AI-aided technology, preferring to combine traditional land tilling with technology. The goal is to ensure that whether you buy veggies and fruits from online supermarkets or physical grocery stores, the produce retains its freshness and nutritional value from the field to the dining table. Practices like growing greens and animal husbandry have become norms to maintain biodiversity. Hybrid vegetables, organic farming, kitchen gardening, hydroponic plants, and space crops in zero gravity are some areas where AI is being utilized, all aimed at reaping the best returns from Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts.

Consumer tech

As I prefaced earlier in the article, there have been ways in which consumer tech has embraced AI, which we would have never thought before. To give you a better understanding of the same, flip the page, and you will get an idea of how AI has made in roads into  -ur tech. Beware, it might scare you –

Tapia AI robot companion

This delightful robot can recognize human voices and actions to cater better to your needs. Tapia can remember birthdays and names as it learns with each conversation.


This device responds to spoken commands and communicates with other devices so you can manage your home. From a simple task such as waking you up with a personalized message and the weather to locking up your house when you leave for the day, Mycroft has you covered.

The Flappie AI-powered cat flap

The device has motion sensors and AI vision technology to spot when your feline friend tries to bring small animals into the house.

Bonjour Smart AI Alarm Clock

This alarm clock has voice-controlled AI that turns it into your personal assistant. Bonjour features a warm and welcoming female voice to inform you of possible traffic, and weather for the day and can respond to your every request.

Dashbot AI Robot for Cars

This device sits atop your dashboard and provides everything you need to create the best journey. The Dashbot AI Robot syncs with your smartphone so you can be alerted to notifications and messages, control and manage your tunes and even get turn-by-turn directions without touching your device.

Vortex — Robotic Toy Re-invented

A smart and responsive robot that kids can play with and program. Using the Vortex and apps, kids can play different games, learn about robotics, and even create their own.

Satvik Pandey is the writer at Digit. 

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