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) …
While not in most people's top 10 (or even top 100) new technologies lists, Machine Learning is one of the tech breakthroughs that are set to power the future. IFI Claims Patent Services ranks the technology third among the 8 fastest growing technologies of 2017. Basically, Machine Learning is a field within the broad science of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which almost everyone has heard about, I'm sure. However, the two do not have much to do with each other outside of the shared concept of "machines doing things" as discussed below. On its part, AI involves programming machines to think and perform tasks just like regular humans would.
Elon Musk and many of the world's most respected artificial intelligence researchers have committed not to build autonomous killer robots. The public pledge not to make any "lethal autonomous weapons" comes amid increasing concern about how machine learning and AI will be used on the battlefields of the future. The signatories to the new pledge – which includes the founders of DeepMind, a founder of Skype, and leading academics from across the industry – promise that they will not allow the technology they create to be used to help create killing machines. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.
If you're a fan of the World Cup, you probably had your sights set on a winner before the tournament kicked off. Maybe you really liked how Spain's team was shaping up (despite the coaching shifts), or you wanted to root for an underdog such as Japan or Croatia. Goldman Sachs, which knows a little something about probability and risk, built a sophisticated data model to predict the World Cup's eventual winner. This model leveraged machine learning to simulate 1 million possible evolutions, and updated throughout the tournament, according to Bloomberg. With that kind of setup, you'd think that the algorithms would get at least a few match outcomes right.
Listen to your vehicle - this is an advice that all car and motorcycle owners are given when they're getting to know more about the vehicle. Now, a new AI service developed by 3Dsignals, an Israel based start-up is doing just that. The AI system can detect an impending failure in cars or other machines, just by listening to the sound. The system depends on deep learning technique to identify the noise patterns of a car. As per a report by IEEE spectrum, 3Dsignals promises to reduce machinery downtime by 40% and improve efficiency.
Competitors at this year's World Human Powered Speed Challenge are going to have to contend with this--a bullet-shaped bike designed by an artificially intelligent software program. In 2012, a bicycle screamed across a flat, open road of the Nevada Desert at an astounding 88.13 miles per hour, or 133.78 km/hr. This record, established by a Dutch team at the annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge, could now be in danger, owing to a new bike designed by researchers at IUT Annecy, with the help of computer scientists at Neural Concept, a Subsidiary of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). To be fair, the IUT Annecy researchers can't take full credit for the bike's sleek, aerodynamic shape, nor can any human for that matter. You see, this machine was, in part, designed by another machine--an artificially intelligent program developed by researchers at Neural Concept, who are presenting their findings today in Stockholm, Sweden, at the International Conference on Machine Learning.
Americans spend 8 billion hours stuck in traffic every year. Deep neural networks can help! DeepTraffic is a deep reinforcement learning competition. The goal is to create a neural network to drive a vehicle (or multiple vehicles) as fast as possible through dense highway traffic. What you see above is all you need to succeed in this competition.
There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world's leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine learning. Using natural language processing, machine learning and advanced analytics, Hello Barbie listens and responds to a child. A microphone on Barbie's necklace records what is said and transmits it to the servers at ToyTalk. There, the recording is analyzed to determine the appropriate response from 8,000 lines of dialogue.
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Hoyoung Pak, a retail and supply chain leader at Uptake. The rise of the internet of things (IoT) has introduced new business value to the fleet industry. In fact, Accenture estimates that IoT solutions can help fleet owners and operators reduce equipment breakdowns by 70%, overall maintenance costs by 30% and scheduled repair costs by 12%. These numbers are nothing to sneeze at. However, there is a lack of clarity surrounding the technology that makes all of this possible.
Engineers have taught an AI the basics of driving in '15 to 20 minutes' – a process that can take some humans dozens of hours behind the wheel. Wayve, which was founded by researchers from Cambridge University's engineering department, used a technique known as'reinforcement learning' to achieve the feat. This teaches the algorithm using trial and error, with correct decisions rewarded with uninterrupted driving, and mistakes being corrected by a safety driver in the car. As the test progressed, the algorithm behind the wheel learnt not to replicate any mistakes that had been corrected by the human safety driver in the car. According to the Wayve team, the AI learnt to drive and corner while staying inside its own lane within '15 to 20 minutes' after it first took to the roads.
Don't hold your breath waiting for the first fully autonomous car to hit the streets anytime soon. Car manufacturers have projected for years that we might have fully automated cars on the roads by 2018. But for all the hype that they bring, it may be years, if not decades, before self-driving systems are reliably able to avoid accidents, according to a blog published Tuesday in The Verge. The million-dollar question is whether self-driving cars will keep getting better – like image search, voice recognition and other artificial intelligence "success stories" – or will they run into a "generalization" problem like chatbots (where some chatbots couldn't make unique responses to questions)? Generalization, author Russell Brandom explained in the blog Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock, can be difficult for conventional deep learning systems.