- August 1, 2020
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- Posted by: Pelumi Babatunde
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving.
As machines become increasingly capable, tasks considered to require “intelligence” are often removed from the definition of AI, a phenomenon known as the AI effect. A quip in Tesler’s Theorem says “AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet.” For instance, optical character recognition is frequently excluded from things considered to be AI, having become a routine technology.
Modern machine capabilities generally classified as AI include successfully understanding human speech, competing at the highest level in strategic game systems (such as chess and Go), autonomously operating cars, intelligent routing in content delivery networks, and military simulations.
Jack Clark of Bloomberg stated that 2015 was a landmark year for artificial intelligence, with the number of software projects that use AI Google increased from a “sporadic usage” in 2012 to more than 2,700 projects. Clark also presents factual data indicating the improvements of AI since 2012 supported by lower error rates in image processing tasks. He attributes this to an increase in affordable neural networks, due to a rise in cloud computing infrastructure and to an increase in research tools and datasets.
According to him after a half-decade of quiet breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, 2015 has been a landmark year. Computers are smarter and learning faster than ever.
That’s led to rapid uptake by the tech industry’s largest companies, including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Each operates its own AI lab that conducts important research in the field and publishes much of it for the academic community to build upon. Some moment ago, Google researchers nabbed the cover of scientific journal Nature with a system that can learn to play and master old Atari games without directions. Facebook built a way to let computers describe images to blind people; Microsoft showed off a new Skype system that can automatically translate from one language to another; and IBM singled out AI as one of its greatest potential growth areas.
Computers have become a lot better at figuring out what’s in a photo. In 2012, a team of University of Toronto researchers won the world’s top image-recognition competition. The entire team was eventually recruited by Google, and its approach was quickly adopted by the company and its peers. In 2015, AI systems based on the project’s approach, which relies on a technique called deep learning, have become much more accurate. In tests, error rates are down to less than 5 percent, making them better than some humans’ performances.
What we stand to gain from the pronouncement of AI.
We stand to profit a great deal from the integration of AI into our activities.
Through Artificial intelligence, AI provides us with the means to work better, Take the example of some smartwatches. Thanks to personalized dashboards, AI can monitor work-life balance, “take the pulse” of our professional activity, reduce stress and improve our professional behaviour over time. For example, it can recommend some breaks in scheduling a day of meetings or even suggest automating a repetitive task. This is done using smart platforms that collect data related to ouractivity on screens (e.g., calendar, apps, messaging), analyze it and create recommendations.
AI can increase the added value of work by working closely with us. For example, AI allows us to analyze millions of data points in a fraction of a second, improving the quality of our decision-making.
AI can identify and automate a large part of the routine and time-consuming tasks, allowing us to focus on activities with higher added value, making them more enjoyable. For example, AI can automatically build a PowerPoint presentation for a weekly meeting or record invoices in accounting software. AI also helps with email management (e.g., sorting and intelligent filtering) and the optimization of meetings (e.g., transcription, coach, planners).
Hence, this leads me to list some of the powerful AI tools in use today.
Though many of us are still clueless on just how A.I. is being used today by businesses both big and small. How much of an effect will this technology have on our future lives and what other ways will it seep into day-to-day life? When A.I. really blossoms, how much of an improvement will it have on the current iterations of this so-called technology?
These are some of the most popular examples of artificial intelligence that’s being used today.
Siri is an intelligent assistant that offers a faster, easier way to get things done on your Apple devices. Even before you ask.
According to Wikipedia, Siri is a virtual assistant that is part of Apple Inc.’s iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS operating systems. The assistant uses voice queries and a natural-language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Internet services. The software adapts to users’ individual language usages, searches, and preferences, with continuing use. Returned results are individualized.
Siri is a pseudo-intelligent digital personal assistant. She uses machine-learning technology to get smarter and better able to predict and understand our natural-language questions and requests.
This is coming from the richest man in the world; Jeff Bezos. Recently raking in a staggering 13 billion dollars in a single day when his company’s stock rose by 7.9%. Amazon’s transactional A.I. is something that’s been in existence for quite some time, allowing it to make astronomical amounts of money online. With its algorithms refined more and more with each passing year, the company has gotten acutely smart at predicting just what we’re interested in purchasing based on our online behaviours. While Amazon plans to ship products to us before we even know we need them, it hasn’t quite gotten there yet. But it’s most certainly on its horizons.
If you don’t own a Tesla, you have no idea what you’re missing. This is quite possibly one of the best cars ever made. Not only for the fact that it’s received so many accolades, but because of its predictive capabilities, self-driving features and sheer technological “coolness.” Anyone that’s into technology and cars needs to own a Tesla, and these vehicles are only getting smarter and smarter thanks to their over-the-air updates.
Just to mention and cite but a few. AI has come to stay, the only thing left is for countries that are yet to embrace its usage to embrace it because AI is the future.