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) …
Hot on the heels of a report that Apple might be developing a coprocessor for health data analysis, news broke this afternoon of Google Coach, a rumored Google wellness product powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Fitness will be Google Coach's bread and butter, Android Police reports. But unlike Google Fit, Google's activity-tracking platform, it'll deliver insights proactively, informed in part by calendar appointments, reminders, and logged activities. If you skip a scheduled gym day, for example, it might nudge you to find another time. And if you're falling short of a fitness goal, it could suggest workouts and routines that would help you achieve it.
The Apple Car could be in the works after all. Longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities has predicted that the iPhone maker could release its an Apple-branded car between 2023 and 2025. Insiders and Apple fans have predicted that the company will release a car at some point in the near future, but so far, the only firm details that have emerged surround its self-driving car program. Kuo, who has correctly predicted several Apple products in the past, believes an Apple Car could be the firm's next'star product.' It has the potential to revolutionize the auto industry, just like the iPhone did for the smartphone industry when it was first released in 2007, Kuo noted.
A year after Microsoft and Amazon first announced skills to bring Amazon's personal assistant to Windows users and the Microsoft assistant Cortana to the Amazon Echo connected speaker, the new features are available to consumers. The idea is that from Windows, users will be able to voice shop on Amazon, and on the Amazon Echo speaker, users will be able to hear e-mails and set up calendar appointments from the Microsoft Outlook program. "The goal is to have two integrated digital assistants who can carry out tasks across different dimensions of daily life -- at home or work, and on whatever device is most convenient," Microsoft's Jennifer Langston wrote on a company blog. But before you can get them to work, first you'll need to "enable" their skills. Amazon sends customers to the Alexa smartphone app to add skills, while Microsoft sends people to the web.
Although there is often lots of hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI), once we strip away the marketing fluff, what is revealed is a rapidly developing technology that is already changing our lives. But to fully appreciate its potential, we need to understand what it is and what it is not! Defining "intelligence" is tricky, but key attributes include logic, reasoning, conceptualization, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity, abstract thinking, and problem-solving. From here, we move onto the ideas of self, of sentience, and of being. Artificial Intelligence is, therefore, a machine that possesses one or many of these characteristics.
One way to build out a smart home is to buy lots of components--sensors, smart bulbs, security cameras, speakers, and whatnot--and connect them all to a hub that helps them communicate with each other and with you, via your smartphone. But let's be real: That can involve spending a lot of money and investing a lot of time. If your wants and needs are simpler, just a few relatively inexpensive products will deliver most of the conveniences a high-end smart home can deliver, and on a much more modest budget. And if you make sure those smart home products are compatible with each other, you'll build a solid foundation that you can expand over time. The key is knowing which smart home products don't depend on a smart home hub to operate.
The recent Google I/O conference saw the internet giant unveil is artificial intelligence intentions. From modest machine learning beginnings, Google has unveiled products that intend to revolutionise our daily lives and bring machine learning into all current applications. As the development of mobile applications hit the tech world by storm a few years ago, now is the time of AI and Google intends to capitalise with a regime change. In addition to improving the functionality of Google Home, Search and Photos, the media giant unveiled a new innovation called Google Lens. Home can recognise voices, Search recognises and recommends search results, and what Google Lens brings to the table, is interpreting the surroundings and taking actions based on that information.
Although there is often lots of hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI), once we strip away the marketing fluff, what is revealed is a rapidly developing technology that is already changing our lives. But to fully appreciate its potential, we need to understand what it is and what it is not! Defining "intelligence" is tricky, but key attributes include logic, reasoning, conceptualization, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity, abstract thinking, and problem solving. From here we move onto the ideas of self, of sentience, and of being. Artificial Intelligence is therefore a machine which possesses one or many of these characteristics.
Transportation has always been one of the most complicated problems that City Councils have to deal with. Until the rise of digital technologies, there have been two different approaches to traffic issues: building more and bigger highways (a good example is Los Angeles) or putting the focus on public transport, like most European cities. Both approaches are apparently very different but they share the same basis: investment in huge, expensive infrastructures. Smart cities -digital cities- approach traffic issues from a new, smarter perspective from the believe that we need neither more subways nor wider highways. New technologies based on Big Data, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning allow us to put new solutions on the table .
Your smartphone knows your wedding anniversary is coming up, and you have a chat with it about how you might celebrate the event. Based on its deep understanding of you and your spouse, the device suggests a romantic weekend in Paris. It knows from your photos and calendar that you got engaged at a small bistro in the 9th arrondissement, and from your travel history it knows you favor a boutique hotel near Parc Monceau and your preferred airline is Air France. It creates an itinerary and presents it to you for your approval. After you've used your smartphone a few times to book trips, you trust the artificial intelligence (AI) that powers it so much that you authorize it to book everything -- and to negotiate on your behalf -- without even checking with you.