Before we begin, let us define what is artificial intelligence (AI) in its broadest definition. AI refers to a computer program designed to perform complex tasks that historically required the presence of the human intellect. This can be anything from speech recognition and decision-making to visual perception. Great goal of AI is to excel man in any field, but companies like Google and Facebook are also working on the practical aspects of daily and future of AI. For Example.
Smartphones will become even smarter
Even with a status update on social networks and selfie, texting is steel the main function of mobile phones. And until now messaging remained in the shadows. The emergence of new messaging applications (for example, Emu), the texting can become more efficient. In fact, the application comes with a built-in assistant that gives you relevant information to your conversation. This means that you do not have to constantly copy and paste information or constantly switch between applications to perform other tasks.
By now, most of us are already familiar with mobile assistant Siri from Apple, built in the most recent models of iPhone and iPod. Innovative, but a rapidly losing popularity service allows users to ask questions, look on the Web and set reminders by simple voice commands. However, Siri has many problems.
Recognition of the photo
Social media is not going anywhere. There are new platforms seeking to chop off a bit of our attention; they’re looking for new ways to make their services even better.
Facebook employs a surprising number of artificial intelligence researchers, some of them are involved in software development for face recognition, which will recognize people more accurately than other people. This software DeepFace uses a process called face verification. It does not compare the name of a person with his or her face, but rather identifies when the two pictures show the same person.
At the same time (though with slightly different objectives) Google is working on a similar project. Instead, the company is engaged in face recognition software that can exactly describe the scene in the photos in phrases.
For example, if you take pictures at a zoo, the software can distinguish lions tigers and bears. Description will be about the “bear sleeps on his back” and “two lions play under a tree.”
Machine studying and the search string
Artificial intelligence, of course, is not limited by mobile and social media. There are plenty of opportunities to improve our devices and facilitate our lives. Robots can be equipped with artificial intelligence that will be safe for people; advanced programs will be useful in business and daily affairs; the first improvements will be visible on the search line, to which we are accustomed.
Again, we turn to Google, which is looking for opportunities to improve their search services with AI. For years, Google uses machine learning to understand the needs and provide the best search results. Now Google is looking for ways of better implementation of new algorithms and for a way into a new era of research.
Although all of these improvements have a huge potential, concern on the background of the development of AI grows. Perhaps the most active supporters of the secure AI is Elon Musk, he is so concerned about the potential of AI that is willing to pay money for something “not to release the demon out of the bottle.” He recently donated $ 10 million to support research aimed at preserving AI safe for mankind.
Whatever it was, masks, as well as high profile executives from Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other large companies are included in the list of people who aspire to the future of AI. Advantages of AI in any case outweigh the risks. These people are passionate about the development of technology, software, machines that improve our lives. And although we do not know when there will be a true artificial intelligence, superior to man, we are moving in that direction every day.