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AI could be closer than we think


When I think of AI – the Steven Spielberg film usually springs to mind with the boy who is a highly realistic human-looking robot. But AI is actually used in our day to day lives more than you would think. Are we coming ever closer to a world run by intelligent technology?

Artificial intelligence  or AI is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals, which involves consciousness and emotionality.”

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the part of computer science that are correlated with each other. These two technologies are the most trending technologies which are used for creating intelligent systems that are used in both industry and our daily lives.

Machine learning or ML is a form of AI that enables a system to learn from data rather than through explicit programming. Machine learning uses a variety of algorithms that learn from data to improve, describe data, and predict outcomes. So machines can imitate and adapt human-like behaviour.

Machine vision systems are a set of integrated components that are designed to use information extracted from digital images to automatically guide manufacturing and production operations. Industrial vision systems can be used for quality control, sorting, inspections and guidance.

The vision systems use technology to mechanically ‘see’ steps along a production line. It is particularly useful to help manufacturers detect flaws in their products before they are packaged, or food distribution companies to make sure their foods are correctly labelled.

High speed, accurate vision inspection systems provide assurance by inspecting every product before it leaves the factory, increasing your yield and guaranteeing quality. These machines inspect packaging print quality, carton damage, defects, label checks, carton verification, bottle inspection, date code checks, packaging measurement, seal checks and full package verification.

A lot of us are probably using AI without realising it. For example the Alexa from Amazon uses AI and Amazon uses artificial intelligence to ship things to you before you even think about buying them. They collect a lot of data about each person’s buying habits then in turn you’ll see adverts pop up on your social media.

Apple uses artificial intelligence and machine learning in products like the iPhone, where it enables the Face ID feature, or in products like the AirPods, Apple Watch, or HomePod smart speakers, where it enables the smart assistant Siri.

Most of us use social media either as part of our business or a personal account. Facebook use DeepText, a text understanding engine, to automatically understand and interpret the content and emotional sentiment of the 1000s of posts, in multiple languages, that its users publish every second.

If you are a creative person or a blogger like me, you may use Pinterest. Pinterest’s primary function is to curate existing content. Pinterest uses a machine learning company that specialises in the commercial applications of machine learning tech (specifically, content discovery and recommendation algorithms).

These incredible advanced technologies are used in many industries:

  • Manufacturing robots.
  • Smart assistants.
  • Proactive healthcare management.
  • Disease mapping.
  • Automated financial investing.
  • Virtual travel booking agent.
  • Social media monitoring.
  • Inter-team chat tool

See it is not all scary robot-humans, AI and machine learning are among the most significant technological developments in recent history!

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Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: February 26, 2021 | Posted in: MAMA

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