Over the past decade alone, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gone from being a buzzword to a household term. As per research by Gartner, AI augmentation has solely accounted for over $1.3 trillion of business revenue in 2020; and this was before the boom in Generative AI that took the technology mainstream. Even within AI communities, generative AI has been making headlines over the past year for its incredible potential in impacting human lives. Before we explore these amazing trends any further, let’s take a dive into the basics of Generative AI and how it works.
What is Generative AI?
Generative AI refers to deep learning models that are able to learn from input data and generate new examples with similar statistical properties. These models belong to a larger class of machine learning algorithms and have been developed thanks to an innovative model called Generative Adversarial Networks or GAN. These neural networks differ from predecessors in the fact that they have a generator for generating the data as well as a discriminator for evaluating the authenticity of the data. This allows the model to verify the result of the generator before presenting it as output to the user.
How Does Generative AI Work?
Generative AI works by training on vast amounts of data. The training data can be anything from images to music, or even large amounts of scientific data such as molecules. The AI is able to analyze the data and learn the statistical patterns within it to start generating similar results. Once the AI model is adequately trained, it can start generating results that fit within the learned framework and are legitimate for users. The magic happens during the training process where the AI model has to alternate back and forth between the generator and the discriminator, thereby improving its ability to create realistic data with each new cycle.
Emerging Trends in Generative AI
Now that we’re through with the basics, let’s explore some of the more interesting trends that have recently emerged in Generative AI:
In conclusion, the recent emerging trends in Generative AI have been nothing short of revolutionary. This has allowed humans to explore new levels of creativity, while also being potential tools for misuse. The Age of AI brings with it a need to better protect yourself while also making the best out of these innovative tools available to us. To learn to better safeguard yourself online, feel free to get in touch with our team at Octos Global today.