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) …
Artificial intelligence is making its way into a variety of education technologies. Here, vendors talk about their current and future work with AI in the higher education space. In 2015, when Georgia Institute of Technology professor Ashok Goel experimented with using an artificial intelligence-based teaching assistant called "Jill Watson" to answer students' questions in online forums, it opened a lot of eyes to the potential of AI on campus. But there remained a lot of well-founded skepticism about how algorithms would be deployed. For instance, in 2016 AdmitHub CEO Andrew Magliozzi contacted universities to ask if they would like to incorporate an AI chatbot into their recruitment and retention strategy.
Lunit is a medical AI company devoted to developing advanced medical image analytics and novel imaging biomarkers with its cutting-edge deep learning technology. The company has been internationally acknowledged for its advanced, state-of-the-art technology and application in analyzing medical images. Lunit specializes in developing medical AI software products that can foster accurate and cost-efficient diagnosis and treatment. By providing an accurate quantitative assessment of disease, products are designed to significantly reduce unnecessary tests, treatment, especially expensive invasive tests, such as biopsies. Currently, the company has released two products that provide AI analysis for chest X-rays and mammograms.
Adobe on Tuesday announced new features in Experience Cloud that build on the company's acquisitions of Magento and Omniture to offer retailers more tools for experience-driven commerce. The cloud updates aim to further embed Sensei, Adobe's AI and machine learning technology, across the platform in ways that automate analytics and customer experience efforts. On the Magento side, Adobe is now making progressive web applications (PWA) available to Magento customers, via a new PWA Studio and developer toolkit. The capability is meant to help retailers build online stores that perform with an app-like experience, and ultimately boost conversion rates. "Mobile is old news in a way but there's a renewed urgency on improving them," said Peter Sheldon, senior director of strategy for Adobe Commerce.
For many people, speaking off the cuff to a large audience does not come easily. But without professional feedback, rehearsing speeches and presentations can be a tough process. A psychologist, a management scientist and an IT specialist have developed an online training tool that uses artificial intelligence to evaluate users' speaking skills and personal characteristics. The team has now established the start-up Retorio at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to launch the software on the market. It's a scenario many people can relate to – standing all alone in front of an audience, clutching a microphone with clammy hands and finding one's mouth has gone dry.
"When we started the year, we had just begun to really ramp up our efforts to create an application around our core deep learning technology," said Tom Wilde, CEO of Indico. "Our goal was to create a practical, solution-oriented user experience to enable enterprises and lines of business to take advantage of the power of AI to deliver real outcomes and ROI -- without the need for difficult-to-find AI talent or expensive and complex deployments. A year later, we're seeing the full fruits of our team's efforts -- strong footing in the explosive Process Automation vertical, with deployments at a number of Fortune 1000 companies -- with huge potential to build on in 2019 and beyond.
Over the last few years, there have been several innovations in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. As technology is expanding into various domains right from academics to cooking robots and others, it is significantly impacting our lives. For instance, a business or finance user is using a machine learning technology as a black box -- that means they don't know what lies within. Explainability and interpretability are the two words that are used interchangeably. In this article, we take a deeper look at these concepts.
Okay, this might be the most badass baby monitor ever built. At CES 2019, Los Angeles-based smart home startup Miku unveiled its signature Miku Baby Monitor, a technological marvel that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine-learning technology to create a highly detailed health portrait of their new kid. It's the brainchild of co-founder and CEO Eric White, who decided to build a more technically advanced and flexible baby monitor as he waited for his first child to born. Using his personal experience building things like, oh, counter-remote controlled improvised explosive devices (Counter-RCIED) and dabbling in things like electronic warfare, White created a device that combines cutting-edge video and audio technologies with proprietary software backed by the National Science Foundation. "The Miku Baby Monitor is only the beginning for us," said White in a release.
This year has seen companies turning to artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots and robotics to automate time-consuming administration work. Most companies are still running their human resource (HR) records on outdated computer systems that are difficult to use and do not easily share data with each other. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid. This email address is already registered.
Today, Apple is holding its Worldwide Developers Conference. So far, they have announced a host of updates. For example, during the presentation, the company noted that their watchOS 4 is going to include advanced AI and be far more personalized. Moving forward, Siri intelligence will automatically display information that is relevant to you on the face of the watch using advanced machine learning technologies that improve and "learn" over time. Ultimately, this means that the more you interact with the watch, the smarter it gets.
It goes without saying that artificial intelligence is changing the nature of industries from transportation to finance, and education is no different with the prospect of personalized learning quickly becoming a reality. As more and more of a student's education is experienced through a computer, data on their educational progress can be collected, leading to more personalized learning plans while assisting the teacher in identifying problem areas for students. While artificial intelligence in education might appear unnerving for some, the benefits are too great to ignore. There are few spaces in life that haven't been touched in some form by computer software. Whether it's shopping, dating, or just keeping up with old friends, everything we do seems to be mediated in some form by computers.