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) …
Artificial Intelligence is no new concept. The phrase was first coined by John McCarthy in 1956, when he invited a group of researchers to discuss the notion of'thinking machines' during a conference at Dartmouth College. Since then, it has been a point of fascination for scientists, academics, software developers, and moviemakers alike. Fast-forward to today where you'll find lots of examples hiding in plain sight. From digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa or Apple's Siri, who use AI to learn from user interactions, to automated email responses and search engines predicting what you're looking for.
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Iowa State University researchers are growing two kinds of corn plants. If you drive past the many fields near the university's campus in Ames, you can see row after row of the first. But the second exists in a location that hasn't been completely explored yet: cyberspace. The researchers, part of the AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture, are using photos, sensor data and artificial intelligence to create "digital twins" of corn plants that, through analysis, can lead to a better understanding of their real-life counterparts. They hope the resulting software and techniques will lead to better management, improved breeding, and ultimately, smarter crops.
AI models, applications and systems are not impervious to cyber-attacks. So, organizations must make efforts to protect their AI infrastructure from such threats. A secure AI infrastructure bodes well for the future of your organization's association with intelligent technology. Due to its obvious list of benefits, the dependence of all types of businesses on AI has increased greatly in the last decade or so. Unfortunately, the heavy reliance on AI also becomes a weakness for businesses, especially when you consider the possibility of cyber-attacks that can affect their AI infrastructure.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has virtually unlimited applications that are part of our everyday life. It offers countless solutions across all industries. Artificial intelligence is a major market player in the business world. AI plays a key role in data analysis, marketing, finance, business, advertising, medicine, technology, science and engineering where machines are learning from stimuli and reacting in ways more human than ever before. Artificial intelligence has several advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to know how to use it to maximize its potential within your organization.
As Sam Rivera explained it to me, the success of FIFA 22's new animation technology will be seen in what wasn't recorded during a groundbreaking motion-capture session -- involving 22 players all playing a start-to-finish game of soccer -- earlier this year. "We started working on an algorithm about three years ago," explained Rivera, FIFA 22's lead gameplay producer at EA Vancouver. "What that algorithm is doing is learning from all the data for that motion capture shoot -- how the players approach the ball, how many steps do they do to get to the ball, is it three long steps and one short step; what is the proper angle, with the proper cadence, to properly hit that ball?" Then, Rivera says, "it creates that solution, it creates the animation in real time. That is very, very cutting-edge technology. This is basically the beginning of machine learning taking over animation."
The proposed law mandates that companies must use algorithms to "actively spread positive energy." Under the proposal, companies must submit their algorithms to the government for approval or risk being fined and having their service terminated. This is an incredibly bad and even dangerous idea. It's what happens when people who don't understand AI try to regulate AI. Instead of fostering innovation, governments are looking at AI through their unique lenses of fear and trying to reduce the harm they worry about most. Thus, western regulators focus on fears such as violation of privacy, while Chinese regulators are perfectly okay with collecting private data on their citizens but are concerned about AI's ability to influence people in ways deemed undesirable by the government.
Praduman Jain is CEO and founder of Vibrent Health, a digital health technology company powering the future of precision medicine. There has been quite a bit of hype over the last several years about how artificial intelligence (AI) would transform health care. Translating the predictive power of AI algorithms into research methods and clinical practice, however, has proved challenging, which inevitably leads to disillusionment. But rather than getting frustrated with AI and machine learning, I would argue that strategic and ethical deployment of artificial intelligence will, by necessity, be central to the success of precision health research over the next decade. Several factors are coming together to make AI more critical to progress.
Life during the Covid-19 pandemic would be even more difficult without the Internet and automation, making this year timely for the upcoming "Dune" film to portray a distant future where humanity is devastated by our dependence on machines. Director Dennis Villeneuve is set to release his adaptation of the science fiction epic on October 22, both on HBO Max and in movie theaters. The release was delayed from last December to make it safer for people to view and hear the space fantasy in theaters. WarnerMedia aims to distribute Villeneuve's vision of the first "Dune" novel in two films, but has not yet scheduled a release date for the second film after the first half is released. Frank Herbert's "Dune" novel begins in the far distant future, thousands of years after humans were enslaved by robots, fought a revolutionary crusade and banned artificial intelligence with a new anti-tech religion.