Faster, smarter computers integrated with AI will improve the gambling experience

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of those technologies that, along with other advancements, can define and change the course of mainstream technologies. The emergence of things like the Internet of Things (IoT), semiconductors made of new materials and quantum computing are rapidly growing and helping AI to reach its full potential. The gambling industry has been quick in adopting new technological advancements to not only run their business operations in a more efficient way, but also to provide a better service. Now, the future has its eyes set on how quantum computing that can make computers as powerful as never seen before.

“We are at [sic] the era of rapid technology development. In particular, technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and data intelligence are expected to accelerate the pace of the digital economy,” said Jeff Zhang, Head of Alibaba DAMO Academy and President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

This digital economy will directly affect casino operations. One of the predictions is that the transition from AI to cognitive intelligence is happening, and it can reach and surpass the human capacity in many areas of perceptual intelligence, like speech to text and video understanding. AI and machine learning are helping casinos analyze better the large amounts of data they handle and serve the customers better by making predictions of what they like based on what they play, among many other functionalities. Every time a casino launches a new AI-based feature, it means more power and more energy needs to be consumed; therefore, developers are already looking at the next level in computer power.

For AI to make a jump to explore the grounds of cognitive intelligence that involves other skills, the computer hardware has become a roadblock. Casinos are following close the development of quantum computing technology, which might be bringing a solution to this problem as it can allow elements to superposition and exist in more than one state, which is not possible in current computers. This means that quantum computers can handle operations at speeds exponentially higher than regular computers. The best part is that they can do so without spending that much energy.