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."
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The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 promise to exhibit not only the highest standards in human endurance and physical ability, but also some wild, cutting-edge technology never visible (or invisible) before at a public event of this size. Here are some of the most interesting technologies on display featuring AI and VR to artificial shooting stars, among others. In October 2017, the NTT Group established a consortium comprising six companies with SoftBank, Facebook, Amazon, PLDT, and PCCW Global to begin constructing "JUPITER", a large-capacity optical submarine cable system linking the United States, Japan, and the Philippines. Construction is currently scheduled for completion in March 2020. "JUPITER" has the speed to transmit approximately six hours of high vision images (about three full movies) in one second.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tech giant Intel Corp said on Wednesday it will use the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to show off a portfolio of new technology including artificial intelligence driven 3D tracking of athletes to augment broadcasts of events during the Games. The tracking technology will use mobile cameras to capture video of Olympic events that will be used to create visual overlays and analysis, the company announced in Tokyo. The Olympic showcase comes as the once-dominant chipmaker looks for new opportunities amid a forecast of modest profit growth over the next three years as its market share for personal computer chips shrinks. "This is a really good opportunity for us to showcase the microprocessor technologies that we have been developing for many years but also a lot of our work in software, in algorithms and broadcast enhancing experience," Rick Echevarria, general manager of Intel's Olympic Program, said at an event attended by members of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. Intel also said it would use virtual reality to recreate images of venues to help train staff.
American tech major Intel Corp has recently disclosed its plans to unveil a range new technology products at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, including AI-driven 3D tracking of athletes to enhance the broadcasts of events. The brand stated that the 3D tracking system apparently use mobile cameras to capture video of Olympic games that will used to design visual overlays and analysis. The announcement supposedly comes as the once-dominant chipmaker now looks for new opportunities amidst a forecast of substantial business growth in the coming years as its market share for PC chips fall. Intel's artificial intelligence products have been earning quite a reputation worldwide. Rick Echevarria, GM of Intel's Olympic Program, said that it is a golden opportunity for Intel to showcase the microprocessor technologies the team has been developing, along with innovations in software and algorithms to enhance broadcast experience.
Ever feel like the broadcasts for running meets lack a few bells and whistles that you may notice during other sporting events? If so, Tokyo 2020 is hoping to change that--and revamp the viewer experience with artificial technology innovations. On Wednesday, Intel announced a new partnership with International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, and as part of it, also revealed some of the tech they will have at the event to offer broadcasters in Tokyo next July. As a result, track and field fans should be in for a very different viewing experience than they are used to. For starters, the tech giant is debuting what they call 3D Athlete Tracking (3DAT).
There is a simple riposte to anyone who doubts an Olympics can truly transform a city: Tokyo. When Japan's capital first won the right to host the Games, in 1959, it suffered from a desperate shortage of housing and functional infrastructure – and the lack of flush toilets meant most waste had to be vacuumed daily out of cesspits underneath buildings by "honey wagon" trucks. But within five years Japan's capital had undergone such a metamorphosis that visitors to the 1964 Olympics responded with stunned awe. "Out of the jungle of concrete mixers, mud and timber that has been Tokyo for years, the city has emerged, as from a chrysalis, to stand glitteringly ready for the Olympics," the Times' correspondent swooned, citing a long list of buildings and accomplishments "all blurring into a neon haze … that will convince the new arrival he has come upon a mirage." As Japan's capital enters a year in the spotlight, from the Rugby World up to the 2020 Olympics, Guardian Cities is spending a week reporting live from the largest megacity on Earth.
Athletes may be the focus of the Olympics, but in recent years the competition has also become an important technology showcase for tech savvy host countries. Nowhere will that be more true than in Tokyo, host of the upcoming 2020 Games. This month, the organizing committee announced the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project, a collaboration between Toyota, Panasonic, and several Japanese government entities that will bring robots front and center while all eyes are on Tokyo. Japan, of course, is a world leader in industrial automation and autonomous mobile robots, and the models selected by Toyota and Panasonic to participate in the showcase will be familiar to industry watchers. What will be novel is the size of the deployment and the opportunity the Games affords to create a real-life laboratory for human-robot interaction.
Last week, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games organizing committee announced the launch of the "Tokyo 2020 Robot Project." The project will involve the deployment of an assortment of robots to do useful things for visitors at the games, but so far, we've just seen specific details about two: Toyota's Human Support Robot (HSR) and Delivery Support Robot (DSR). These robots are supposed to be part of a "practical real-life deployment helping people," and the idea is that HSR and DSR will work together to assist disabled visitors, showing them to their seats and fetching food or other items that can be ordered with a tablet. The Toyota HSR is a mobile manipulator, able to move around and pick stuff up. It can do all kinds of things, provided that you can program it to do all of those things, which is not easy, especially if it's supposed to operate autonomously in an Olympic venue rather than a robotics lab.
Now at Intel AI DevCon, Intel like a Worldwide TOP Associate and the Official Synthetic intelligence (AI) System Partner for the Olympic Games, launched The Intel AI Challenge for the Olympic Games as a call for ideas in the developer community on how Artificial-intelligence can help to Boost the world's largest sporting event. At the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, we watched that the power of technological innovation to attract fans and athletes together across the globe in a new and impactful manner," said Timo Lumme, controlling director of their IOC Television and advertising providers. "Now we are eager to see how Intel can use artificial intelligence to assist bring the Olympic Games Tokyo 20 20 to the next degree -- connecting athletes and fans like before. The AI group has three weeks to apply thoughts for boosting the Olympic experience with synthetic intelligence. Programmers can look at AI may transform the lover and athlete's experience, in addition to business software -- from operations and logistics to bettering contest.
NEC has announced that it will provide a large-scale facial recognition system for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The system will be used to identify over 300,000 people at the games, including athletes, volunteers, media, and other staff. It's the first time that facial recognition technology will be used for this purpose at an Olympic Games. NEC's system is built around an AI engine called NeoFace, which is part of the company's overarching Bio-IDiom line of biometric authentication technology. The Tokyo 2020 implementation will involve linking photo data with an IC card to be carried by accredited people.