Top AI Trends in 2020
Wed, April 14, 2021

Top AI Trends in 2020

AI will only get bigger and bigger this 2020 / Photo Credit: Vasin Leenanuruksa via 123RF


Artificial intelligence has cemented its place in our society. More and more businesses are looking to integrate AI into their operations. Last 2019, we saw its success in all aspects, and it will only get bigger this 2020. Reports showed that some of the main trends we must expect with AI this year includes AI becoming less data-hungry, automated AI development, expanded use of AI in manufacturing, geopolitical implications for the uses of AI, and many more.

Other trends to look out for in 2020:

1. The proliferation of deepfakes will get worse

In 2019, we saw how deepfakes massively spread throughout social media platforms. These AI-generated images or videos can manipulate anyone mainly for election purposes. Unfortunately, this technology will only get more sophisticated as the years go by, which can potentially damage anyone’s reputation. To address this, Google and Facebook are working to teach AI how to detect deepfakes.

2. Facial recognition will appear in more places

Facial recognition has been widely used for the past years. This 2020, we will get to see this technology in more places. According to Interesting Engineering, a cutting edge, leading community designed for all lovers of engineering, technology, and science, facial recognition will be mainly used in recognizing individuals and tracking their locations and movements. AI-powered surveillance is currently being used in many airports and is also employed in law enforcement. 

3. Ethics will become more important

Ethics in AI has been a hot topic for quite some time now. As AI gets more sophisticated, it’s important that we keep track of whether our progress is still on the right path. Thus, several companies are planning to create an ethical framework called “Roboethics” for the development and the use of AI. This will help developers to determine what AI should and should not be used for. At the same time, this can eventually define how AI itself should behave, morally and ethically.