AI has long been thought of as the future of the workplace, but the truth is this: AI is already here. Chances are, your workplace is probably already using some sort of artificial intelligence in the workplace.
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As we move closer towards a world filled with the Internet of Things (IOT), we will want to think about how we interact with these devices. Touchscreens and button presses are certainly one way to go, but who doesn’t want to be like Iron Man and communicate with their own J.A.R.V.I.S.? Look who’s talking now There are several big name companies that have had success with digital assistants, most notably Siri and her ability to tell wonderful jokes. In this section I will break down some of the more popular examples out there and what each one brings to the table.
Artificial neural networks are enabling computers to do amazing things such as reading cursive handwriting, powering autonomous cars, recognizing human emotions from facial expressions, and applying color to black and white images. Here at Omni Resources, we've also been using neural networks to do amazing things -- to beat our childhood video games. An artificial neural network (ANN) is a computational model inspired by biological neural networks or in other words, our brains. There are three important parts of an ANN: the inputs, the hidden layer (consisting of N hidden layers), and the outputs. The hidden layer is responsible for converting the inputs into something the output layer can use. In the below picture, the circles represent neurons and the lines represent synapses. Each layer applies a function to the previous layer to produce an output.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Toys Hello Barbie premiered last November to reviews ranging from delight to disappointment. Ask her a question and, she uses a cloud-stored warehouse to respond and make a surprisingly natural sounding conversation. Others report their talk with Barbie getting stalled at “Uh oh, I can’t find a WiFi network.” Love it or hate it, welcome to the Internet of Toys.
Google’s AlphaGo and the Promise of AI - One Step Closer to Utopia or Dystopia? One day the computers will turn on us. It’s a common theme in science fiction. Except maybe, just maybe, it’s not fiction. Some experts believe that superintelligent machines pose a real, potential threat to humans. In March, the world watched AlphaGo, the AI program developed by Google’s DeepMind team, beat world champion Go player Lee Sedol (4-1). And while some considered the AlphaGo’s win a triumph of human intelligence (Look what we can develop!), others fear we became one significant step closer to our own self-orchestrated demise.