How Is Maths Used in Artificial Intelligence?


  1. Maths in AI
  2. Do you need maths for AI?
  3. What's the future of AI?
  4. Is AI mostly maths?
  5. Is AI the future of education?
  6. Why is AI the future?
  7. Opportunity in AI?
  8. What about the future of maths?


Without understanding mathematics, all you see is the magic behind ArtificiaI Intelligence. You never see the process that creates all that magic. AI is becoming increasingly popular in the world of work and in the world of education. Keep on reading to discover the important role that maths plays when it comes to AI as well as the exciting future of Artificial Intelligence.maths-and-artificial-intelligence

Mathematics in AI. Is this the future?


Artificial intelligence (AI) is something people have dreamt of for years. The first time anyone ever officially spoke about it at a conference was in 1956. However, the idea of machines thinking for themselves started way before that.

Now, what does maths have to do with machine learning? It turns out a lot more than you imagine. AI and maths are just different branches of the same giant tree.


Do you need maths for artificial intelligence? 


The short answer? Yes, especially while thinking about AI at its core. AI is just mathematics or mathematical concepts that help machines mimic human behaviour. 

Most people use AI to search for problems in human behaviour and represent those problems. By using machine learning, we can get results from data like we could have never imagined. Who would have thought a bunch of numbers from past sales can help you predict sales for the following year?

When using mathematics for AI, in most cases, the data is entered or captured. What happens with that mathematical data is far more advanced than you can imagine.


What is the future of artificial intelligence?


You can use AI tools to read through a website and summarise the content. Professional writers are using AI to write articles or to find topics to write about. There are self-driving cars and delivery robots that are aware of what is around them. There are even machines that are capable of debating with humans and coming up with intelligent arguments.

So, what will AI be able to do in the future? Companies are currently working on AI systems to help teachers in classrooms. These machines will help your school teacher detect when your classmates are struggling with work. Yes, if you are on here and plan to engage a GoStudent tutor, we’re sure you’re never going to struggle. 😉

Startups are also attempting to leverage AI to solve various large healthcare problems such as cancer and other such diseases. AI can be used to detect cancer before it spreads or even potentially helps cure it after the spread.

Sometime soon, customer service representatives (the people who help if you placed the wrong order at Tesco) will be an AI computer program.


Is AI mostly maths?


Yes, especially linear algebra, probability, and calculus. 

If you would like to create your own AI program, you should learn advanced mathematics. 

Mathematical topics like vectors, matrixes, functions, gradients, and information theory are all topics that are likely to help you develop your own AI program.

Without understanding all the mathematics involved, all you see is the magic behind AI. However, you never see the process that creates that magic.


Is AI the future of education?


AI is not just the future, but also the present. Gone are the days of going to a library to find information, and then writing out a summary of what you need. Now you just find an article or journal you would like to use and put it on a website to summarise it for you.

Your teachers won’t have to spend hours grading papers. The results will be released almost immediately (good or bad news depending on how your exam went 😉).

You are likely to receive teaching assistance before you even start to struggle with a topic because AI-based tools can predict which topic you are likely to struggle with based on your past experience. 


Why is AI the future?


It’s estimated that by 2022, 48% of companies will be using machine learning in some way. Whether that is automated manufacturing, AI for writing, or the use of AI in customer service. 

There’s no denying that there are certain things that machines can do better than people. Machines make fewer mistakes and don’t need to take days off as people do. Of course, certain jobs that need skills that machines can’t mimic (yet) still have job security. However, the more AI improves, the more humans will rely on it. 

At GoStudent, we believe that the future will involve machine-driven transport. You hail a taxi and it will be self-driving. Do you want a pizza? A drone will drop it off at your door.

You would like to see a doctor? Well, first you will see an AI nurse who will note your basic symptoms and take your vitals. 

We, at GoStudent, believe that AI is the future.


Opportunity in AI?


With the growing need for scientists and engineers to grow AI, the world needs students who are interested in it. However, the gap in supply and demand is large. This means that the positions are highly paid, and people have never-ending job opportunities. 


Finally, what about the future of maths?


Without maths, AI wouldn’t exist today. That is why learning maths has become so important. 

If you are interested in the fascinating world of AI, we encourage you to start learning maths the GoStudent way. Maths will enable you to work on several cool aspects of AI such as predictive models, speech recognition and natural language processing. Book a free maths trial session now!

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