Thought I would start this thread on AI, there is an upcoming Microsoft Event Future Decoded which will explore some of the fields and interesting questions arsing -31 October to 1 November which will be streamed live if interested in any of it More details here https://www.futuredecoded.com/content/live Information from the 2017 event also available https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2017/10/31/future-decoded-2017, also short video Decoded 2017 Highlights
I'll also include work Samsung has been doing in this area with some details from the AI forum in September https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-ai-forum-offers-a-roadmap-for-the-future-of-ai https://research.samsung.com/artificial-intelligence
With regard to the latest recent developments would say areas that have most caught my attention are Virtual Agents, Automated Hardware, Optimised Hardware, Biometrics (which can creat emore natural interactions between touch, speech and body reactions) Robotic processes, Digital Twin Modelling, Cyber Defences, Empowering Workers (despite risks in some area of undoubted benefit in medical and legal circles). Undoubtably potential benefits which will assist us all in daily life. some more detail https://blog.adext.com/en/artificial-intelligence-technologies-2018 Much scope with Content Creation (for instance one tool Wibbitz can quickly create content from written documentation). Emotion Recognition is certainly an interesting concept which can have application in the entertainment and business arenas. We are all familiar with voice recognition but continually advancing. Detail of 14 applications, some will be more familiar than others. https://blog.adext.com/en/applications-of-artificial-intelligence
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Some interesting articles to share:
There was controversy about the Facial Recognition sysyem used by a company at the King's Cross Development (of course some of us in that area recently)
A few interesting articles on the latest research:
A bit of information here on Personal Digital Assistants using AI , some we will be familar with, others possibly less so. Some more geared to business but certanly some interesting ones such as Viv, Mycroft and Braina.
Samsung purchased Viv Labs in 2016 https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-to-acquire-viv-the-next-generation-artificial-intelligence-p...
Microsoft will now be using AI to generate some stories on the MSN and Edge Browser , however one of the downsides in AI will result in 27 journalists facing redundancy (not thought to be specifically linked to Covid-19). The company will be ending the contract with PA Media. Though do not think MSN is the same force these days.
Very positives examples of AI here, ranging from improving life for the disabled,combating climate change via technology,combating world hunger by increasing food production with advanced tools,identifying Human Rights violations, detecting illness earlier and dealing with Fake News.
Good aticle below on everyday uses of AI and machine learning, one simple example of this is the Smart Reply to emails which will be a bit advanced in the future, aiding productivity, some personalised learning will be easier to facilitate with the technology. Financial Transactions and Minimising Fraud using AI being very much a feature and will be an area of expansion. Some advanced examples here (many will be familar with Iron Man ) https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-AI-Artificial-Intelligence-Assistant Filters using the technology utilised on Social Media and Smart Digital Asistants have been very much to the fore for a while, though much scope for enhancements.
Amazon has put a one year ban on U.S police using its facial recognition software Rekognition, though as of last summer only two departments were using it and called for greater regulation. Though the international Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as well as technology companies Thorn and Marinus Analytics, will still have access to it in connection with child trafficking. There have been concerns over racial bias and of course this decision comes in the aftermath of the "Black Lives Matters" protests, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police.
However Clearview AI is the much more widely used system , though their Ceo says: "While Amazon, Google, and IBM have decided to exit the marketplace, Clearview AI believes in the mission of responsibly used facial recognition to protect children, victims of financial fraud and other crimes that afflict our communities,” he said. Ton-That says Clearview’s technology “actually works,” but that facial recognition is “not intended to be used as a surveillance tool relating to protests or under any other circumstances.” https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/10/21287101/amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition-police-ban-one-yea...
Microsoft AI news bot has featured stories selected by the robot , about how the robot is making some unfortunate errors, somewhat ironic
A few interesting articles on the Microsoft AI blog including Super Computer, tools for Office,Using Machine Learning to stop Data Leaks, Covid-19 Analysis and using AI to filter out background noise on Microsoft Teams . blogs.microsoft.com/ai/
Cockroach inspired Robot that can that can run, jump, carry heavy payloads and turn on a dime. A mighty penny it can perform all the tasks of its larger predecessor (twice the size) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/itsy-bitsy robot
World's First 3d Artificial Eye https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/3D Eye
Engineers have found a method to train deep neural networks using minimal energy. Called Early Bird it is a form of artificial intelligence (DNN's) which are behind self-driving cars, intelligent assistants, facial recognition and several high-tech applications.
Amazing stuff, @JAMES4578. I can't wait to see what we will have in 5-10 years time, especially in the medical field. Important to remind people of the benefits, as unfortunately we see a lot of outlandish conspiracy theories regarding adaptation of new technology.
Here's some more details if any are interested: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200610/Unique-partnership-aims-to-accelerate-the-adoption-of-AI-...
@SaudA Yes some of the technology is breathtaking and will ehhance our lives ,certainly developments in the medical field should be far reaching. Certainly many benfits as well as some drawbacks. of course in some fields the ethics are not straigtforward.
Bit of a buzz on the Internet about GPT-3 which is the latest and most powerfull Open AI language model, however whilst could be a very beneficial development some fanatics have hyped it up a bit too much.
The language with the right input can be creative and generate functioning code, basically it is a sphisticated text predictor and when user inputs text the model will generate the next body of text based on linguistic patterns . However it does not really understand the input/output and lacks the ability to reason.
See information on Open AI openai.com/
A new AI algorithm developed this year by reseachers in Korea can assist Doctors in diagnosing skin conditions .
"For specific problems, such as distinguishing between melanoma and nevi, AI has shown results comparable to those of human dermatologists".
This is very interesting and it does sound like a medical breakthrough. I see the future of phones with lots of specialised apps that can help us identify medical conditions straight away with scanners and guide us on what to do next. It would save lives and make the work of our doctors and of the health system overall much easier.
@CarloL It certainly is interesting to see where all the AI tools will take us, in the field of medicine this development sounds very positive. Some may have a sceptism of the technology but I see it as making medical practioners more efficient, we will always need their expertise.
The more information we have the better and specialised apps would enable us to manage our health more effectively.
This one from a little while ago but certainly could be an innovation , a wearable device that enables the user to silently give voice commands. With this prototype information could be relayed to a variety of smart devices throughout the home , phrases could be translated into different languages and you would be to do complex calculations in your head with the AI. However an amazing application of the "Alterego" would be help people with neurodegenerative diseases. Information could possibly be recorded and accessed at a later date and memory ***** would also be created with this system. Video with Arnav Kapur is also on Youtube.
US Researchers have made a major breakthrough in machine learning by using light instead of electricity to perform calculations. The team discovered that their photon-based TPU (tensor processing unit) was able to perform 2-3 times the magnitude an electric TPU.https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ai-machine-learning-light-speed-artif...
A bit from Applied Physics Reviews here: