From replacement lab rats to a lovable watch dog, Artificial Intelligence is helping to protect the animal kingdom.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is much more than the thinking, feeling robots often portrayed in pop culture.
“Artificial intelligence is basically trying to have machines make sense, learn, and interface with the external world, without requiring programming by human beings,” said Nidhi Chappell, Director of Machine Learning at Intel, and the applications for the tech are seemingly endless.
Text readers cheaply and quickly catalog workforce data, virtual assistants answer customer service calls on immigration status, and artificial intelligence applications save endangered animals.
But talk to the federal employees working alongside these machines and they’ll tell you that while computers and codes are performing some jobs better than their human colleagues, they’re also creating opportunities.
How intelligent is Artificial Intelligence? Is it so intelligent that we can rely on it? How much can it help us and where are its limits? Many applications of AI are used to analyze, then forecast outcomes and then react to these appropriately. As AI develops, it is becoming a feature of many of the things we live with, but it is also a tool to help us do what we do: the computer does some of the thinking, so that we can get on better with our job.