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) …
A replica of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is shown during a press conference ahead of the launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the rover, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Joe SkipperThe $2.4 billion mission, slated for liftoff at 7:50 a.m. ET (1150 GMT) from Florida's Cape Canaveral, is planned as the U.S. space agency's ninth trek to the Martian surface. The United Arab Emirates and China separately this month launched probes to Mars in displays of their own technological prowess and ambition. Launching atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Boeing-Lockheed (BA.N) (LMT.N) joint venture United Launch Alliance, the car-sized Perseverance rover is expected to reach Mars next February.
U.S. Army leaders want future armored vehicles to make decisions instantly about terrain navigation, identifying targets, and incoming enemy fire. In fact, the military wants this to happen in a matter of seconds and all without every nuance of control by humans. It is a known and often discussed concept, rapidly gaining traction as new technologies continue to emerge at rocket speed. The kinds of initiatives are now taking on a newer, more advanced character as artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled sensors, computers and targeting systems increasingly process and organize information more quickly, enabling ever-advancing measures of autonomy. Commercial applications of autonomy, such as those for driverless cars, have been advancing for quite some time, however Army developers have been taking on something quite different. Combat vehicles need autonomy not just for linear navigation but rather for an integrated series of complex, fast-changing variables such as incoming attacks, rocky terrain, air integration, and means to optimize methods of attack.
Airbus SE is using artificial intelligence to squeeze cost out of its finance function, an experiment launched in the aircraft maker's Americas division that could save the corporation millions of dollars annually if rolled out in other regions. It's one of the latest examples of how companies across sectors are digitizing operations to increase efficiency, reduce human error and free up employees for tasks that require more human judgment, such as strategic planning, analysis and audits. "Companies can now automate highly repetitive activity at a lower cost with a higher degree of accuracy," said David Axson, head of the CFO consulting practice at Accenture Strategy, a unit of consulting firm Accenture PLC. "This especially applies to high-volume-use cases like accounts payable." Less than half of companies' accounts-payable activity worldwide is currently automated, Accenture Strategy says.
Warfare has traditionally been one of the high priority sectors for policymakers and governments worldwide. The heavily guarded sector is slowly opening up to the transformational changes that technology brings along with it. Massive researches are been carried out into how the defence sector- military and aerospace, in particular, can leverage AI, ML to make warfare more gen-next. Like the two sides of a coin, this gamble also comes up with its own risks and rewards. How the military and aerospace operations explore this amazing technology is the next big question.
A research team from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has published a study that uncovers vulnerabilities in the production of carbon fiber reinforced 3D printed parts. The vulnerability is not related to the strength of the parts, but rather in protecting their toolpaths and preventing counterfeit parts. The ability to 3D print carbon fiber reinforced polymers is creating numerous exciting applications across the aerospace and industrial sectors, among others. The materials are advantageous for many reasons, but their strength-to-weight ratios and durability are most notable. However, the process of 3D printing these materials, and specifically the extrusion-based process, can actually reveal the construction of the part and its design.
Airline transport faces an enviable problem: how does it improve an already impressive safety record? Doing so may be beyond human capability, but well within the potential of two computing concepts--big data and artificial intelligence. Big data is an almost self-defining term. More specifically, as defined by Gartner Group in 2001, it is data that has the three Vs: 'greater variety, arriving in increasing volumes and with ever-higher velocity.' The Airbus A350 is a good example of the three Vs.
Combat drone engagement is becoming a usual practice. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) fight air defense and often win. Swarm tactic of drone engagement has emerged. It brings drone control to the foreground, as the usual operator-drone scheme often fails. Other technologies are necessary, the online Army Standard publication said.
The space projects have been dominated by government bodies until we saw the ambitious companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin diving into this diverse area. These two are the most prominent names in the private space community and are often put on a face-off due to the similarity of its founders in other areas as well. Owned by two of the most powerful businessmen of all time -- Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, they have been on the competition radar for their interest in the area of autonomous vehicles. Similarly, in the space segment, while the two companies might look quite similar in its attempts to explore space, the ideology and the approach of these companies vary quite significantly. But one thing cannot be denied that they both are developing large, reusable vehicles capable of carrying people and satellites across space. While we have often heard about SpaceX's missions and launches over the past few years, Blue Origin does not come out to be so ambitious in gaining traction.