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) …
Do you ever feel as if your voice assistants – whether Siri, Alexa, or Google – don't understand you? You might repeat your question a little slower, a little louder, but eventually you'll get the information you were asking for read back to you in the pleasing but lifeless tones of your voice-activated assistant. That's the question facing many of the 3 million people in the United States who stutter, plus the thousands of others who have impaired speech not limited to stuttering, and many are feeling left out. "When this stuff first started coming out, I was all over it," said Jacquelyn Joyce Revere, a screenwriter from Los Angeles who stutters. "In LA, I need GPS all the time, so this seemed like a more convenient way to live the life I want to live."
What do you think of when you think of schools and colleges? A classroom full of students furiously scribbling down notes while a teacher is droning on about a topic which is "very important for your midterms". Exams are a very important and indispensable part of education. They are important milestones in a student's educational journey, and students are understandably stressed about them. In an academic year, students have to give as many as 12 exams per semester, which means up to 24 exams in one year!
Combining popular voice recognition technologies with conversational AI opens the door for incredible potential in the enterprise space. Here's everything you need to know about what is possible today… There is a fevered race currently underway to underpin voice and speech recognition technology as the dominant interaction paradigm in the smart home market. Companies like Google and Amazon have invested heavily in voice hoping to make their respective smart assistants as integral to our lives as personal computers and smartphones. Just as Google's search algorithm revolutionized the consumption of information and upended the advertising industry, AI-driven voice computing promises a similar transformation, not just at home but in the enterprise space as well. The spread of this technology is only expected to grow as new services and smart home devices become more readily available and advances in artificial intelligence are already making impressively futuristic applications a reality.
One of the technologies we are seeing being trialled and deployed in airports is robotic assistants. The humanoid robots are positioned around the airport terminal assisting passengers with queries and information. By making use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, the robots can process large amounts of data, with real-time updates to enable them to provide the latest information to passengers. This technology is starting to be used in some select airports but for different functions. Munich Airport in Germany is using robotic assistants primarily for information.
With the rise of artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology, there has been a plenty discussion about how industries, the labour force, and business models will change, but how will these technologies change the way consumers and brands interact? The explosion of smartphones and social media opened a new world of opportunities to communicate. Mobile messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat became the norm. Chatbots followed, which allowed brands to communicate on a one-to-one, personal level. Voice recognition erupted in the same way as social media and is completely changing the way we interact.
This Q&A by Brian Zimmerman was originally published on BeckersHospitalReview.com on July 31, 2019 When compared with industries like banking and entertainment, health care's digital transformation journey seems to have just begun. Industries that have been successful in this revolution understand it requires technology, leadership, culture change, workflow adaptation, employee engagement and digitizing useful, valuable data. Becker's Hospital Review recently spoke with Nate Kelly, senior director and general manager of health system operations at Cerner, about what the future of health care could look like in a truly digital, data-driven world. Question: Where is health care on its journey to become data-driven? Is the industry entering a post-digital world?
A new smart bracelet allows you to use your index finger as a phone using technology that conducts sound via vibrations through your wrist bone. The Get bracelet, which costs £200 ($250)connects to your smartphone and translates the sound from your device into vibrations, conducted into the fingers. Users just have to stick a finger in their ear to speak on the phone, and make outgoing calls by using the bracelet's voice recognition technology. Because the device uses vibration only, instead of sound, conversations can't be overheard by people nearby. Get has no buttons, and no screen, but uses your voice and gestures to control its features, according to its Italian inventors.
Your phone or car answering your questions doesn't sound insane anymore. AI is entering our everyday lives. We can ask a computer to order a pair of Converse sneakers, book a hotel, or schedule a romantic dinner with our spouse. Shouldn't we also be able to pay for stuff with our voices? Industries from eCommerce to banking harness voice technologies with every new piece of software released.
Two year ago we wrote about the 3 real uses of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, within the two years a lot has changed in the tech world as development continues. As always AI and machine learning is a hot topic, with conversations not just around how it is going to affect our lives, but also the risks it poses to jobs. There is also a hefty debate around the ethics of AI at the moment. With that being said we want to take a look at how much the industry has really changed in this time, and how our 3 real uses of AI and machine learning have developed. While these apps are using machine learning to be able to answer and aid your question they are also learning about you.
The UK government has announced £13m ($16.7m) in funding to support 40 artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics projects to enhance productivity and improve customer service. The projects include an online "bot" for quick legal advice, voice recognition technology to detect fraudulent insurance claims, and AI software to review business expenses. Being developed by Intelligent Voice, Strenuus and the University of East London, the AI solution will combine AI and voice recognition technology to detect and interpret emotion and linguistics to assess the credibility of insurance claims. Insurance fraud cost the UK £3bn in 2017, which is equal to £10,400 per fraudulent claim, and costing consumers an additional £50 per policy. Another project is an analysis tool, which uses a 3D image recognition system to evaluate images captures by drone.