One of the things that have always intrigued humans is the thought of predicting the future and we have been working tirelessly to come up with ways to predict the future one way or the other.
And the most likely way that scientists think we can predict the future is by developing an Algorithm that takes into account a TON of variables for what could happen that can actually change the outcome that we have Predicted.
Now one of the BEST ways to do that is by using the AI technology and we have actually been doing this for quite a while now. We use AI in games and one of the best examples of smart AI was the Chess master blue AI that was so powerful that even the best chess players couldn’t beat it.
And that is in a way, close to predicting the future because AI takes into account a ton of possibilities that might change the outcome and that includes making millions of calculations every second and then deciding which one of the outcomes is most likely to happen and then moving on using that outcome as a base. The process isn’t about picking a random choice, but instead deducting the possibilities that are not likely to happen to go with the ones that are.
But it has its own limits as the possibilities are somewhat limited and can be calculated by the AI within a matter of minutes. However, when it comes to doing the exact same thing in a real life situation, there’s just SO MANY variables or possibilities that are close to impossible to be taken into account even by the best computer technology in the world!
But that doesn’t stop us from trying to create applications or games that claim to predict our future based on a few simple questions. One of the very first future predicting tools that became really popular back in the days was the Magic 8 Ball, it was a rather simple device that randomly tried to answer your questions, from a list of 20 generic answers.
We can still see the Magic 8 Ball being used but instead of it being a physical device, developers have turned it into a browser game that you can play to have fun with your friends and have a good laugh about it.
Can we ever Really Predict the Future?
Well, considering the advancement in technology that seems to be growing at an exponential rate, we might be able to predict the future if the possibilities are somewhat finite and can be calculated. But when it comes to real life situations there are just so many possibilities beyond comprehension that can change the outcome of the situation.
And that is why it is so hard to predict the future when it comes to real life. But a LOT of people are still working on making it more efficient and one day we might be able to predict the future using AI, who knows?