If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
This video shows our Driving Intelligence completing an unprotected right turn through an intersection near our London King's Cross HQ. This is one of the hardest manoeuvres for autonomy and behaviour Wayve has been able to learn with end-to-end deep learning. Unlike other approaches, we learn to drive from data using camera-first sensing without needing an HD-map. We train our system to understand the world around it with computer vision and learn to drive with imitation and reinforcement learning. In this example, our Driving Intelligence is able to navigate the complex lane layout, avoiding the car which runs the red light and passing the pedestrians with human-like confidence.
Welcome to another article series! This time, we are discussing XGBoost (Extreme Gradient Boosting) -- The leading and the most preferred machine learning algorithm among data scientists in the 21st century. Most people say XGBoost is a money-making algorithm because it easily outperforms any other algorithms, gives the best possible scores and helps its users to claim luxury cash prizes from data science competitions. The topic we are discussing is broad and important so that we discuss it through a series of articles. It is like a journey, maybe a long journey for newcomers.
The vision for this future is to unlock the human voice as a meaningful measurement of health. AI voice assistants can transform speech into a vital sign, enabling early detection and predictions of oncoming conditions. Similar to how temperature is an indicator of fever, vocal biomarkers can provide us with a more complete picture of our health. One in four people globally will be affected by major or minor mental health issues at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, or others, placing mental health among the leading cause of ill-health worldwide.
The nervous system's ancient reflexes p You accidentally place your hand on a hot stove. The answer is em not /em that you consciously decided the stove was hot and you should move your hand. Rather, it was a reflex: Skin receptors on your hand sent nerve impulses to the spinal cord, which ultimately sent back motor neurons that caused your hand to move away. This all occurred before your "conscious brain" realized what happened. "Neural signals don't come from the brain down first. Instead, when something happens in the environment, our peripheral nervous system senses it and sends a signal to the central nervous system, which comprises the brain and spinal cord. And then the nervous system responds to correct the problem."
The application of Artificial Intelligence to precision agriculture is another exciting area where we can reduce environmental impact and simultaneously improve yields, thereby alleviating world hunger. Through computer vision we'll be able to cost-effectively detect, locate, and treat a variety of pests and diseases. Through agricultural robotics, we'll be able to accelerate mechanical pruning and harvesting for a variety of crops. An AI approach to identifying plants and detecting diseases is not an entirely new concept. Computer vision techniques used to identify plant disease have been around since the early 2000's.
Space exploration has been done by countries around the world as it holds the key to the beginning of humanity. Many other fascinating mysteries of the cosmos, including the existence of celestial life await us. However, until today, just about 4 % of the known universe that consists of planets, stars, galaxies, and other celestial objects that astronomers and scientists can see and are aware of has been studied, with the remaining 96% yet to be discovered. Countries around the world are using emerging technologies to transform space exploration and one such breakthrough technology is Artificial Intelligence (AI). In recent years, artificial intelligence has been making headlines, helping us to tackle issues quicker than conventional computers will ever permit.
Surrounded by rallies of "power to the people," a rag-tag group of scrappy underdogs recently managed to bring Wall Street to its knees through a dazzling display of disobedient investing that saw Gamestop stocks rocket Moonward. This unprecedented seizure of power by the proletariat has been lauded far and wide as a smack in the mouth for the establishment. Some say it's a warning shot to the financial kings and queens of the Earth. The "Gamestonk" legend will be told for years to come – Hollywood's already making sure of that. But the story is far from done.
The process of building and training Machine Learning models is always in the spotlight. There is a lot of talk about different Neural Network architectures, or new frameworks, facilitating the idea-to-implementation transition. While these are the heart of an ML engine, the circulatory system, which enables nutrients to move around and connects everything, is often missing. But what comprises this system? What gives the pipeline its pulse? The most important component in an ML pipeline works silently in the background and provides the glue that binds everything together.
Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are hormone-like substances that can have undesirable effects on health. For example, chemicals can increase the risk of breast cancer if they act in a manner similar to the female sex hormone estrogen. Animal experiments are still required to detect the hormonal effects of chemical substances. A test has now been developed at the German Center for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) that tests the effects of hormones on cultured human cells. The center is part of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
Text-to-speech (TTS) technology isn't exactly new – but the way it's shaping the future certainly is. From smart speakers to voice assistants, TTS is increasingly paramount in day-to-day interactions between brands and end users, leading to enhanced brand experiences and better business outcomes. Up until recently, TTS was confined to a specific use case: voice-enablement of written content to make computers'speak' to those with visual or reading impairments. TTS technology was based on utility and a need to make screen-related content accessible. As such, synthetic speech was traditionally digital-sounding and marred by poor audio quality and speaking style.