AI and Machine Learning will not save the planet (yet).

If artificial general intelligence exists, it will be able to perform many tasks better than humans. For now, the machine learning systems and generative AI solutions available on the market are a stopgap to ease the cognitive load on engineers, until machines that think like humans exist.

Generative AI is currently dominating the headlines, but its backbone, neural networks, has been in use for decades. These Machine Learning (ML) systems historically acted as cruise control for large systems that were difficult to maintain continuously by hand. The latest algorithms also proactively respond to errors and threats, alerting teams and recording logs of unusual activity. These systems have been further developed and can even predict certain outcomes based on previously observed patterns.