Self Driving Cars Get All The Publicity, But Other Industries Are Already Getting Exceptional Value From Ai-Based Systems

Truly "autonomous" systems are starting to replace or augment many of the routine tasks and processes people perform every day, improving efficiency while freeing individuals for higher-level pursuits.

We're all familiar with the highest-profile example: self-driving cars. But what's often overlooked is how much progress is happening in other areas and industries: healthcare, air travel, energy provision, retail, logistics, agriculture, and construction. Autonomous systems are even helping governments match refugees with the most suitable communities to live, as detailed in one of the four real-world vignettes we present below.

When we asked in our recent survey of 518 people in a variety of industries where they expect "significant" use of autonomous technology within five years, six sectors rose to the top: