AI Predictions for 2022

Deepa Mamtani, Sogeti’s Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence Lead in the Netherlands, observes four trends that will shape the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) in 2022 and beyond.

The use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) continue to grow, from applications in autonomous vehicles and intelligent industry, to chatbots, smart software testing, fast prototyping and transformed business processes. Whatever the use case, however, there are several common themes emerging that will be part of AI in the coming year — and further ahead.

A sustainable future

I am ending this article with reference to one of the most important topics of the day, that of sustainability. It’s clear that this is gaining more and more traction in the AI space because it is becoming so relevant in the broader IT and business community as well. Like all industries, the AI industry must also start considering ways to be more sustainable and raise awareness amongst practitioners. How much computational power is being used and what is the carbon footprint of training models? How do we create better, more efficient AI solutions? Yes, AI will fix a lot of things, but we must also consider — and talk about — the environmental impact of training AI models or, at best, how to offset it. So, as we look to the future, we need to start talking now about how sustainable AI can be.

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