The applications of artificial intelligence have grown exponentially over the past decade. Here are some examples of artificial intelligence at work today. The words artificial intelligence may seem like a far-off concept that has nothing to do with us. But the truth is that we encounter several examples of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. From Netflix's movie recommendation to Amazon's Alexa, we now rely on various AI models without knowing it.
In Solicitors, a new short film made by a pair of senior student filmmakers from Chapman University, the action begins with a woman sitting on a couch, reading a book. She gets up to answer it, finding a sweaty, slightly frenetic young man with wild hair standing on her doorstep. "I'm a Jehova's Witness," he says. "Sorry, I don't talk to solicitors," she responds. The man scrambles, trying to keep her attention.
If you are more than 30 years old then you must have witnessed how the scripts of Hollywood movies have been transformed into a reality by some of the best brains on the planet. There were many technology-related concepts that were considered as the hype and only as a part of the fiction but when you will look around yourself then you will witness those ideas and concepts used in the Hollywood movies turning into reality. From the ability to talk to anyone through videos sitting in any corner of the world to reaching Mars, there have been many technological advancements achieved by humans and that is just amazing. Now, when you will look around yourself and start reading some of the technological blogs then you will realize that there is more coming. What you have witnessed till now is only a glimpse of what we are going to achieve in a couple of years.
Amazon Echo can make your life easier. Amazon's Echo line is the reigning champ of the smart speaker world. Compared to virtual assistants like Google and Siri, Alexa works with far more gadgets and responds to significantly more commands than the competition. Plus, Echo devices are pretty inexpensive, starting around $25 for the Flex and $30 for the Dot when you catch it on sale. I bought six of these Echo Shows for Christmas presents.
Now that the majority of New York Fashion Week's runway shows have gone digital, designers are seeking to replicate the aura and grandeur of the fashion show outside of the catwalk's limitations. From Dior's live-streamed presentations, to Louis Vuitton's short films, to Loewe's FedEx-shipped "Show in a Box", high-fashion has demonstrated how collections can be shared with consumers in new, socially-distant ways. However, one of the main limitations of runway shows was the necessity of models -- and a lot of them. Real-time, in-person runways saw models walking out one after the other. With digital showings-- such as the pre-photographed Resort 2021 collections -- the necessity for more-than-a-couple-of-models is much lower.
Artificial intelligence has been the topic of countless Sci-Fi movies. There have been nearly ten Terminator movies or television shows so far, all using the same theory: AI will mean the demise of our race. While some have been saying that is a possibility, others have been quick to dismiss such claims. What is pretty obvious though, is that the advances made in the field cannot be ignored anymore, there are real concerns and we need to be prepared for whatever the future holds. Thankfully, some companies working with AI are taking the concerns surrounding AI seriously.
AI can already create photorealistic faces, objects, and landscapes. We can already recreate any voice. GPT-3 can already write dialogue and movie plots almost indistinguishable from ones written by humans. Even generated music is making fast progress. It's startling to realize that Hollywood movies that cost $300M to produce today might be generated for a few cents within our lifetimes.
This particular article needs more visibility on Medium, especially to Machiner Learning practitioners. Wael transcribes an interview with Michael Kanaan, an individual that held an AI leadership role in the US Airforce, and is currently working with MIT's primer AI Lab. Early on in the interview, Michael quickly discards the stereotypical portrayal of AI within Hollywood movies and provides the reader with a more accurate description of AI. Michael accurately points out that what we call AI are simply machine learning algorithms that can derive patterns from data, which in turn creates a predictive model of subject of interest, such as a person's behaviour, stock prices etc. The interview goes on to include discussions around the type of individuals that are suitable for roles in AI, a conversation in which Michael debunks the myth that AI-based positions are reserved for individuals with a STEM(Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) background.
This robot is not exactly in the cloud: Wall-E from the movie by Pixar. Bringing a new robot to market is exciting: new capability, new hardware, new services. The problem is when you get to software, where everything feels harder and takes longer than you think it should. Like Tesla's full self-driving, which has all the hardware and intelligence it needs -- with the possible exception of LIDAR -- but is perpetually just ... about ... to ... arrive ... and even so, was recently savaged by Consumer Reports as buggy and ineffective. Hardware is necessary, but software provides the animating intelligence that allows it to do useful, efficient, and safe work.
Palm Springs is the latest film to put an original spin on the idea of a character reliving the same day over and over again. Video game journalist Blake J. Harris has loved the concept ever since watching Groundhog Day as a kid. "Groundhog Day is a top five all-time favorite movie," Harris says in Episode 435 of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. "And Palm Springs is probably my favorite movie I've seen in a year." Palm Springs features three characters--played by Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons--who all relive the same wedding over and over.