Innovation in everything that we do is being driven by technology, including what we do on the internet. From social networking to our online searches, Artificial Intelligence assumes an undeniably significant role in studying our behaviour on digital media platforms and beyond. The greater part of the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives is mostly guided by AI-driven recommendations on our cell phones, personal assistants, chatbots, social network, or other AI technologies. Over 3.8 billion people are actively scrolling through one or the other social media platform such as Snapchat, LinkedIn, or YouTube at any given point of time. All these people and their conversations, searches, likes, dislikes, and more, are being thoroughly read to enable the machine to comprehend their preferences.
Thirty years ago, everybody was thinking about flying cars. Do we have flying cars now?? of course not! But we have something better. AI, wheel of our times, it will change the world as the invention of wheel did in the stone age. The term'artificial intelligence' was given by John Mccarthy way back in the 50's, but the journey of understanding the process took more than half of a century.
In what areas is AI technology being used? Yes, artificial intelligence is also being used in agriculture. AI technology performs research and development to achieve yield and increase crop yield. New AI technology also predicts the time of preparation of crops which increases the efficiency of agriculture. Along with this, AI is helpful in monitoring soil and crops.
Amazon just announced its new line of Echo devices, and they are drastically different than the ones we have grown to love. Their form factor is completely new for 2020, and even more exciting is the fact that they are now available for pre-order. Echo devices and their built-in smart assistant, Alexa, have become the most popular names in smart home following their 2014 debut. Every year since, Amazon has launched new smart speakers, displays, earbuds, fashion assistants, and even eyeglasses. Some of it sticks, and some gets phased.
The all new Echo Show 10 might be the biggest news to come out of the firehose of Amazon's Devices & Services event today. The new smart display features a 10-inch touchscreen that rotates around its base so that it's always within your line of sight. Amazon says it's adding Netflix support, too, so you won't miss a second of Stranger Things while you're otherwise busy cooking dinner. To assuage privacy concerns, Amazon says the new smart display triangulates on a human figure, not facial recognition, and that the artificial intelligence processing required to pull off the trick is performed on the device, not in the cloud. You can also turn the feature off with the voice command "Alexa, turn off motion."
Amazon on Thursday unveiled a refreshed lineup of Amazon Echo smart speakers, featuring a new, custom chip that will help the AI-powered assistant Alexa respond to commands more quickly. The new devices also include a new design and new features for kids. Amazon also unveiled the Echo Show 10, a smart speaker with a screen that can follow you as you move throughout a room. "In processing, milliseconds matter," Miriam Daniel, VP of Amazon Echo, said during a virtual event hosted by Amazon's Devices and Services team. "Imagine asking Alexa to turn on the light, and there's a slight delay," she explained.
The watchful eye of Amazon just got smarter. At its hardware release event Thursday, Amazon debuted its latest smart assistant with a screen, the Echo Show 10. If you move around a room while you're on a video call, the camera will follow you. This feature actually is pretty convenient if you're trying to multi-task while on a video call, or if you're doing some sort of presentation that requires you to move around. The camera supposedly "pans and zooms" to keep you centered and in focus.
For the fourth year running, Amazon has a new smart display. The $250 Echo Show 10 has a rotating base that can turn the screen silently to face you whereever you are in a room. Amazon suggests that could be useful for hands-free video calls as you're moving around. The device will support Zoom calls, Skype and Amazon Chime, while Amazon is adding a group calling feature with up to eight people in a video chat. During video calls, the 13 MP camera can automatically pan and zoom to keep you centered in the frame.
Last year's Echo was a complete home run for Amazon -- it delivered excellent sound quality and responsive microphones for a relatively inexpensive $100. So how can it make the flagship Alexa speaker any better? It's still $100, but now it looks even more like something ripped from a sci-fi film. The flagship Echo is also being joined by a new Echo Dot that also looks like a sphere, and keeps the low $50 price. There's also an Echo Dot with a clock display for $60, which could make a great bedside companion.
Finally, AI is ready for the mainstream. When your enterprise is handling transactions between 25 million sellers and 182 million buyers, supporting 1.5 billion listings, manual decision-making processes just won't cut. Such is the case with eBay, the mega commerce site, that has been employing artificial intelligence for more than a decade. As Forbes contributor Bernard Marr points out, eBay employs AI across a broad range of functions, "in personalization, search, insights, discovery and its recommendation systems along with computer vision, translation, natural language processing and more." As part of a massive operation with so much experience with AI, Mazen Rawashdeh, CTO of eBay, has plenty to say about the current state of enterprise AI.