Contrary to the widespread prediction of AI taking over the human race and human jobs; much like in the movie IRobot starring Will Smith, pushing humanity into a war with an army of smart robots that do not feel pain or die quickly and run much faster than Usain Bolt. Scary, but not a reality and probably will not be in years to come. Why? Because the technology is still in the works. However, its applications have been implemented in several sectors, including that of mobile app development, and have proven to be tremendously fruitful. It is safe to say that AI has proven to be one of the fascinating innovations to date.
This is why every mobile app development company is picking up the pace and integrating AI in mobile apps for seamless user experiences.
How Is Artificial Intelligence Benefiting Mobile App Development?
According to research by TechJury, AI is picking up the pace and is becoming increasingly popular among the IT realm, to the point that AI startups grew 14 times over the last two decades. What more is that by the year 2025, the global market of AI is projected to reach around $60 billion.
AI has come a long way from just being a virtual assistant to an integral part of systems and applications, predicting trends, behavior, and more – along with generating suggestions and in-depth insights. Statistics show an increase of 40% in business productivity through AI implementations.
So if you are planning on investing in a mobile app and wondering how beneficial AI integration will be for your business, then continue reading as we jotted down the top benefits.
#1 Automates Debugging
AI proves to be of great assistance for the developers as it automates the most crucial parts of development – which is debugging of thousands of lines of code. AI flags the errors and even helps in fixing them. Considering the fast-paced progression of AI, it won’t be long when the self-predictive technology will be able to accurately fix the bugs itself.
Developers with the help of AI save tons of precious mobile app development time, which helps them finish the heavy-load within deadlines – with accuracy and, most importantly, with quality.
#2 Enables Personalization
Personalization tops as the most important part of any mobile app’s success with the user-base. ‘Personalization’ is one trend that is always in-demand and preferred – since users like an experience that is tailored and customized.
AI caters to this demand well and takes user experience to a whole new level – by observing user interaction and behavior, then aligning the app according to it. Take an e-commerce app for an example that reads into the user’s preferences, searches, purchase history and generates similar suggestions. This results in greater engagement and user interest.
#3 Increases User’s Trust
AI’s predictive abilities and learning of users’ behavioral patterns, allows AI to provide better security services, securing apps further – this generates trust on the app. Take online banking apps for better understanding: AI learns your patterns of debit and credit card usage, and once it detects behavior that is far off your usual pattern, AI-powered apps inform the user about the suspicious activity. So AI is contributing towards security aspects as well.
#4 Completes Dull and Tedious Work
AI-powered applications are capable of running for long hours and without any decrease in the quality of the work. AI can complete the tedious and otherwise dull work for humans and with immense accuracy – relieving humans from being occupied by menial work.
“Companies are already working on ensuring that AI will be handling such jobs [dangerous and dull]. In addition, there will also be no more staring at Excel sheets for long periods of time looking for patterns or correlations. Today, you have machine learning tools that can help you with such tasks”- Patrick Van DerSmart, director of AI at Volkswagen.
#5 Supports Cross-Platform App Development
Cross-platform mobile app development has become the norm and the trend, as the process enables developers to create one mobile app compatible with multiple platforms. AI assists in that area allowing developers of any caliber or experience to develop apps through smart developing tools and systems.
#6 Mitigates Errors
AI machines, apps, and systems that are utilized in the fields demanding extreme accuracy and precision, reduce the occurrence of errors to a null. As certain sectors cannot afford even the slightest of error, and this is where AI-integrated systems deliver the best – handling complex processes with ease and without error.
#7 Adds Value for Retail Businesses
Since AI comprises of predictive intelligence, analytical capabilities, and much more – This helps tremendously in the retail sector, as the mobile app learns about customers’ search data, purchase histories, and interaction in general – providing with a personalized user experience that only attracts more retail customers.
Big data and analytics have proven to be the main driving force behind retail businesses, providing deep insight into consumer behavior, enabling businesses to run successful targeted campaign.
#8 Emergence of CUI (Conversational User Interface)
CUI has evolved into a robust communication system allowing users to interact with mobile apps via Chabot through voice and text messages. Finance and management sectors are leveraging CUI and reaping benefits in the form of AI analyzing the payments, expenses, balances, and more to provide their users with better financial assistance and recommendations.
#9 Simplifies life in general
Mobile AI, in general, has elevated human lives in terms of smarter and efficient living. How? With 2.7 billion smartphone users spending 90% of their time on apps – It is evident how much dependent users have become on smart apps to perform their menial to important tasks. This is where AI mobile apps do their magic of providing with best-tailored assistance by self-learning user’s interactions and behavioral patterns.
#10 Enhances Reasoning
Artificial intelligence gives mobile apps with the power of self-reasoning – which is, putting best judgment forward based on accumulated user data and then make the necessary suggestions. This boosts UX and helps others dodging possible roadblocks. In the literal meaning of roadblock, take ride-hailing apps as an example. AI has transformed the way we commute with apps suggesting the best route that is shorter has less traffic and much more.
It is evident that AI has revolutionized mobile app development – not just in terms of development itself, but the way these apps enhance user experience through AI technology.
Zubair is a digital enthusiast who loves to write on various trends, including Tech, Software Development, AI, and Personal Development. He is a passionate blogger and loves to read and write. He currently works at Unique Software Development, custom software development company in Houston that offers top-notch software development services to clients across the globe.