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.
Africa’s wildlife is in a constant state of danger.
Between 2009 and 2015, Tanzania and Mozambique lost more than half of their elephants, many of them to poaching for ivory smuggling. The decline has propelled African vulture populations, who feed on elephant carcasses, toward extinction too.
The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa’s embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.
A U.S.-funded initiative is applying artificial intelligence and game theory algorithms to predict the movement of poachers, helping rangers who are testing the new technology in Uganda to find illegal hunters and their animal traps.
“We’re trying to predict future poacher attacks or where poachers may strike next based on what we have observed in the...
People wait for the reopening of the security checkpoint at the JFK International Airport in New York, on 15 August 2016. All flights from the airport were suspended due to reports of shooting inside a terminal.
False reports of shooters at two of the busiest U.S. airports—one in New York City and one in Los Angeles—left many passengers swept along by surging crowds of panicked people searching for the closest exits. The chaos was perhaps all too predictable, because computer simulations suggest that many major airports are terribly designed for emergency evacuations.
Call it artificial intelligence with a human touch. This week, two California universities separately announced new centers devoted to studying the ways in which AI can help humanity.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and its School of Social Work said Wednesday that they had joined forces to launch the Center on Artificial Intelligence for Social Solutions. A day earlier, UC Berkeley unveiled its newly minted Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence.
Avata Intelligence (http://avataai.com/), a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, today announced that the company has officially changed its name from Armorway. The name change reflects the intelligence behind its award‐winning AI platform and growing use in analyzing and recommending actions for optimal outcomes. Applications of the platform have expanded to include such diverse areas as public safety & infrastructure, defense, healthcare, global awareness and social impact.
A typical nightmare scenario goes something like this: Robots first replace autoworkers on the assembly line. Then they move into white- collar jobs, writing articles, drafting legal documents and reading X-rays. Finally, the robots, growing ever smarter through machine learning and Big Data, displace even the most highly trained workers. The result: Unemployment rates skyrocket and the economy craters.