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) …
IBM Corp. today unveiled a new data science and machine learning platform that one executive called "the most significant announcement we've made about data in years." Featuring an in-memory database, a real-time processing engine and the ability to ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, the Cloud Private for Data constitutes an integrated data science, data engineering and application development platform. It's intended for building event-driven applications that can handle "torrents of data from things like internet of thing sensors, online commerce, mobile devices, and more," the company said in a press release. With a combination of features that enables organizations to ingest, transform and analyze streaming data on a single software stack, the engine sits atop Cloud Private, which is IBM's version of the Kubernetes container orchestration platform. Software containers abstract applications away from the underlying hardware, enabling them to run on any computing platform.
Newswire) CognitiveScale today announced a completed project with NBCUniversal using its artificial intelligence (AI) technology to transform the way NBCUniversal analyzes video to determine what makes a successful ad. The first-of-its-kind project resulted in valuable insights that empowers NBCUniversal to use AI to deliver new ad sales options and services to its clients.
Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service for developers and data scientists to quickly build, train, deploy, and manage their own machine learning models. AWS also introduced AWS DeepLens, a deep learning-enabled wireless video camera that can run real-time computer vision models to give developers hands-on experience with machine learning. And, AWS announced four new application services that allow developers to build applications that emulate human-like cognition: Amazon Transcribe for converting speech to text; Amazon Translate for translating text between languages; Amazon Comprehend for understanding natural language; and, Amazon Rekognition Video, a new computer vision service for analyzing videos in batches and in real-time.
Google announced today that its Cloud Video Intelligence API is generally available, along with a new Content Classification feature for its Cloud Natural Language API. The updates are aimed at giving customers new capabilities for making their applications smarter using prebuilt machine learning systems. As their names imply, the two services are designed to provide developers with tools that they can use to make applications understand the content of videos and text. That, in turn, is supposed to help with the creation of more intelligent apps that would have previously been the domain of the tech titans. In addition to becoming generally available, the Cloud Video Intelligence API can now be used to transcribe the contents of video fed into it, along with its existing support for detecting objects within footage, spotting shot changes in a single video, and spotting explicit content in footage.
Twitter is going to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to categorize "every single tweet," CEO Jack Dorsey told investors during the company's earnings call on Thursday. In the future, Twitter wants to bring content to the top that it thinks people are going to care about most, hinting that the existing chronological timeline could see further adjustments. "We're playing a lot with better matching people with their topics and interests, what they care about within this," Dorsey said in response to a question from Colin Sebastian, a Robert W. Baird senior analyst. Sebastian praised the platform for providing information about the recent California wildfires, before asking for more information about the app's "Explore" tab. This is one of the ways Twitter has started sorting tweets based on what it thinks users care about.