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) …
Samsung is set to take on Apple, Google and Amazon with a new home speaker using its Bixby AI. The new speaker will go on sale early next year, according to Bloomberg. Samsung has already confirmed it will will'soon' release a smart speaker designed to take on Amazon's Echo, Google's Home and Apple's HomePod. Bloomberg says the speakers will have a'strong focus on audio quality and the management of connected home appliances such as lights and locks.' It will also synchronize with TVs, Galaxy smartphones and other Samsung devices.
Humans may soon be able to communicate while in complete silence if a company's new'brain augmentation' technology becomes a reality. A'brain-computer interface' could mean people communicate telepathically - and are able to solve complex problems in as little as a few seconds. Implanting a microchip into your brain may sound like the plot from a science fiction blockbuster, but some claim this technology could be a reality within 15 years. A'brain-computer interface' could mean people communicate telepathically - and could solve complex problems in as little as a few seconds, an expert has claimed (stock image) Kernel is currently working on prototypes of a brain implant device for medical use in humans. The firm has started to conduct tests with epilepsy patients in hospitals.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered an eighth planet in a distant star system called Kepler 90 - the first time a faraway star has been found to have the same number of planets orbiting it as our own sun. Although the solar system, Kepler 90, is not new, the eighth planet, Kepler 90i, was found using AI software in a groundbreaking project between Google and NASA. The discovery of a system identical to our own raises hopes of finding alien life. NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered an eighth planet in a distant star system, tying our own solar system for the first time. The discovery in the Kepler-90 system was made possible with help from Google's advanced AI machine learning system.
The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army's mission is generally to'attack and destroy,' the cyber troops have a slightly different goal, said Colonel Robert Ryan, who commands a Hawaii-based combat team. How can I influence by non-kinetic means? How can I reach up and create confusion and gain control?' he told reporters. The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks.
Andrew Ng, co-founder of some of Alphabet Inc-owned Google's most prominent artificial intelligence projects, launches a new venture with iPhone assembler Foxconn to bring AI and so-called machine learning onto the factory floor. Consumers now experience AI mostly through image recognition to help categorize digital photographs and speech recognition that helps power digital voice assistants such as Apple Inc's Siri or Amazon.com Google Brain founder Andrew Ng said Foxconn has already signed up for his new firm, using AI for visual inspection in a factory's quality control efforts. Pictured, Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, in the southern Guangzhou province. In many factories, workers look over parts coming off an assembly line for defects.
Nasa is set to make a major announcement about a breakthrough in its alien-planet-hunting project. The space agency is holding a live-stream event today at 1:00pm ET (6:00pm GMT) to reveal a discovery about potentially habitable worlds made by its Kepler telescope. The satellite has been searching the stars for distant worlds using Google's AI system, which is helping Nasa find planets that may host alien life. Nasa is set to make a major finding from its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The planet-hunting satellite has been working with Google's AI system.
The 4,500-year-old secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza's maze of hidden chambers are set to be revealed by an inflatable robot. Researchers are building a blimp-like probe that enters ancient monuments via a 3.5-centimetre (1.4-inch) 'keyhole' drilled through a wall. Once inflated inside the chamber, the drone flies like a blimp to explore inaccessible areas with minimal damage to artefacts or structures hidden within. Last month, a mysterious 30-metre (100ft) void nestled above the pyramid's Grand Gallery deep within the monument was discovered by an international team of researchers. The 4,500-year-old secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza's hidden chambers are set to be revealed by an inflatable robot (artist's impression).
With 41 per cent of internet users admitting to looking online for health-related questions, it's important that they can find quality content. But a new study suggests that smart assistants aren't quite as good as Google searches at providing quality advice when it comes to sexual health. The researchers hope their findings will encourage internet users to treat health information online with caution. A new study suggests that smart assistants aren't quite as good as Google searches at providing quality advice when it comes to sexual health (stock image) Researchers from the University of Otago asked Apple's Siri and Google Assistant to answer questions and perform tasks. The team selected 50 questions to test the software and then compared their answers with a laptop based Google search.
Microsoft has revealed a major overhaul of its Bing search engine using AI to try and take on Google. The firm hopes the new features will make it far more trustworthy than it's arch rival. New features include the ability to summarize the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer. Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research, speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Microsoft rolled out new features on its Bing search engine powered by artificial intelligence, including one that summarizes the two opposing sides of contentious questions, and another that measures how many reputable sources are behind a given answer.
It was a few weeks before Christmas and time to put my voice assistant to the test: Could I just shout out the gifts I needed to buy without having to get on a smartphone or computer? Alexa, the virtual assistant inside my Echo Dot, is really good at reordering stuff I already bought on Amazon. But asking it to order new items was trickier: I had to be precise and know exactly what I wanted to buy. A test by an AP reporter finds that the virtual assistant Alexa inside the Echo Dot is good at reordering stuff bought previously on Amazon. But asking it to order new items was trickier, and it's definitely not for browsing.