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) …
A cute robot for kids We bought this toy for our 5 years old daughter because she's been fascinated with robots lately! We had a hard time finding a robot for kids but finally found this one. She's really enjoying the lessons and songs so far and we're happy she can interact with a robot that was designed specifically for young children.
Major automakers unveiled more than a dozen policy proposals Wednesday they say would make it easier to roll out autonomous vehicles on a large scale in the coming years. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation -- which represents most major automakers including General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV -- among other things asked federal policymakers to create a new vehicle class for AVs, and asked state policymakers to harmonize their policies to make it easier for automakers to test and deploy AVs across different states. "We are releasing this policy roadmap now because we are at a critical time in the development of this technology. Companies have invested billions of dollars into the research and development of this technology and those investments are paying off," said John Bozzella, president of the Alliance. "As our companies start to make plans and critical decisions about where and how and when to build and deploy these technologies, they need to know that policies are in place here in the U.S. that will support those plans and those decisions."
This article is a response to an article arguing that an AI Winter maybe inevitable. However, I believe that there are fundamental differences between what happened in the 1970s (the fist AI winter) and late 1980s (the second AI winter with the fall of Expert Systems) with the arrival and growth of the internet, smart mobiles and social media resulting in the volume and velocity of data being generated constantly increasing and requiring Machine Learning and Deep Learning to make sense of the Big Data that we generate. For those wishing to see a details about what AI is then I suggest reading an Intro to AI, and for the purposes of this article I will assume Machine Learning and Deep Learning to be a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI deals with the area of developing computing systems that are capable of performing tasks that humans are very good at, for example recognising objects, recognising and making sense of speech, and decision making in a constrained environment. The rapid growth in Big Data has driven much of the growth in AI alongside reduced cost of data storage (Cloud Servers) and Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) making Deep Learning more scalable.
New drones equipped with a deep learning application that improves the images they collect during search and rescue missions can better distinguish people from their surroundings. Researchers from Austria's Johannes Kepler University have developed drones equipped with a deep learning application that improves the images they collect during search and rescue missions to better distinguish people from their surroundings. The team noted, "automated person detection under occlusion conditions can be notably improved by combining multi-perspective images before classification." The researchers achieved 96% precision and 93% recall rates with image integration using airborne optical sectioning, a synthetic aperture imaging technique that captures unstructured thermal light fields using camera drones, compared to 25% achieved by traditional thermal imaging. The researchers say the drones are ready for use.
However, a far more revolutionary concept has set its foot in the Modern World. Artificial Intelligence, despite being a novice concept, has initiated to change the paradigms of life. Small and mid-sized companies as well as startups and entrepreneurs are adopting AI to scale their business. Large scale corporate giants and startups both are investing in AI to gain a competitive edge in the market. If you're wondering how to integrate AI into your business model to make it efficient, just keep reading and we'll steer you to five ways you can use AI to scale your business.
You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A form of artificial intelligence designed to interpret a combination of retinal images successfully identified a group of patients known to have Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. The findings suggest the approach could one day be used as a predictive tool, according to the new study. The novel computer software looks at retinal structure and blood vessels on images of the inside of the eye that have been correlated with cognitive changes. The findings provide proof-of-concept that machine learning analysis of certain types of retinal images has the potential to offer a non-invasive way to detect Alzheimer's disease in symptomatic individuals.
Yesterday, China's Chang'e-5 robotic lunar lander successfully set down on the lunar surface marking, for the first time in four decades, that humans have travelled to the moon to collect soil samples. Today, the Chang'e-5 reported back to Earth, transmitting a full-color recording of its descent. The lander has already begun its sampling protocols by starting to bore into the surface and scooping up bits of lunar regolith. Come Thursday, once the samples are safely onboard the lander, the Chang'e-5 will attempt to escape the moon's weak gravity well and rendezvous with an orbiting spacecraft before handing off the materials for transport back to Earth. This marks the third time that China has set a lander down on the lunar surface.
US technology giant Microsoft has patented a tech system that scores video chat participants' body language and facial expressions during calls. Microsoft's'Meeting Insight Computing System', as described in patent filings, is a mix of physical hardware and software that could be integrated into future Microsoft products, such as tablets. The system would use a combination of cameras, sensors, and software and even thermostats around the walls for both virtual and in-person meetings. It would monitor factors such as body language and facial expressions, picking up on signs indicating a drop in productivity like tiredness and boredom, as well as number of people in a meeting and even conditions like light and temperature. All this data would be used to create an overall'quality score' that would help inform the conditions of future virtual meetings, with the aim of maximising a business's productivity.
Artificial intelligence applications are transforming business operations and processes in the power sector, leading to greater cost savings, increased efficiency and new services for consumers. But further developments rely on the ability to foster and support innovation, addressing outstanding matters related to investments, data access and governance, as well as ethics. This is according to an assessment released by Eurelectric, AI Insights: The Power Sector in a Post-Digital Age. Eurelectric believes that by 2025, 81% of the energy companies will have adopted artificial intelligence, reaping the numerous benefits of accelerated developments in this field and fast tracking the clean energy transition. First, AI can enable a faster decarbonisation of the power sector.