Prospects of artificial intelligence in the near future - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:01

We live in a world of "smart" objects; smart phones, watches, cars continue to grow and spread. But while the term smart (smart) originally belonged to the more advanced features of these devices, rather than to their cognitive abilities, change is coming.

Before we begin, let us denote what is artificial intelligence (AI) in its broadest definition. AI refers to a computer program designed to perform complex tasks that have 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 superior to 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 self, text set to be the main function of mobile phones. And until now messaging remained in the shadows. The emergence of new messaging applications (for example, Emu), the text of correspondence 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 else constantly switch between applications to perform basic tasks.

By now, most of us are already familiar with mobile assistant Siri from Apple, built in the most recent models of the iPhone and iPod. Innovative, but is rapidly losing popularity in the service allows users to ask questions, look on the Web and set reminders simple voice dialing. However, many problems have Siri.

Microsoft, for its part, is developing a competitor to Siri as Cortana (named in honor of the AI of the popular game Halo). The company hopes to have a conversation with Cortana will not be anything different from talking to a real person. Users will be able to maintain a conversation with AI, and if Cortana will make a mistake, it will be corrected immediately and adapt gradually getting better and better. With all this, it is hardly Cortana will be the endgame for the development of AI at Microsoft.

Greater recognition of the photo

Like it to our grandparents or not, social media is not going anywhere. There are new platforms seeking to chop off a bit of our attention; old looking for new ways to make their services even better.

Facebook does not only huskies. In fact, the company 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 verification front. It does not compare with the name of a person, but rather to determine when the two pictures shows the same person. Very soon you will be able to upload photos, and soon Facebook will suggest someone for him to specify.

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 exact phrase to describe the scene in the photos.

For example, if you take pictures at the 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." All this amount represents a revolutionary combination of natural language and machine vision capabilities and clearly shows that may follow this. Machines that can surely understand the content of photos and videos, and to describe it in a natural way, become powerful tools, and open the door to the world of machine intelligence - through our cameras on smartphones. This is an important step forward for artificial intelligence, and it may be fundamental to its future development.

Machine learning and the search string

Artificial intelligence, of course, is not limited to mobile and social media. There are plenty of opportunities to improve our devices and facilitate our lives. Artificial intelligence can be equipped with robots that will be safe for the people; advanced program that will be useful in business and daily affairs; 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 to better implementation of new algorithms and output into a new era of research.

Although all of these improvements has huge potential, and growing concern on the background of the development of AI. 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.



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