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How Artificial Intelligence Makes Our Life Easier by Humanizing Technology

on Tuesday, 07 November 2017. Posted in Artificial Intelligence

We all know the famous Iron Man and his computer Jarvis. Even though it is a science fiction, just imagine if this becomes reality. When most of us hear the term artificial intelligence, we think of something extra-terrestrial or a thing that does not belong to our world. Due to the advancement in the artificial intelligence software development, we are forming a relationship with the technology. We are using intelligent technologies in household activities, teaching, corporate training, and business and so on.

A latest discovery in the AI domain has decreased the chances of human error. We all know, humans are prone to errors. Machines (unless any malfunctioning) do not make mistakes. An increase in the discoveries of various algorithms and their implementations on a system provided relief to the human beings. In this article, we will see how artificial intelligence makes our life easier by humanizing technology. By humanizing means giving the machine intelligence more like humans.

Let us see how artificial intelligence is making our life easier:

1.      Advanced Face Recognition system

I have used software that can recognize my face and provide login to the laptop. Isn't it very cool? Instead of typing a password in your system, just put your face before the computer and get access to your system. Nobody else can enter your computer, means complete security. 

Even password protection was good, but can be cracked by simple methods like brute force or by using Live Operating Systems. Due to the advancement in the image recognition system or face recognition algorithm, such vulnerabilities are prevented.

As we know, every person, unless they are identical twins, have different faces. Hence such use of image recognition technology will help in identifying the unique person. Now-a-days, many security agencies, social sites, government offices and some private companies are using image recognition system for identifying the person

2.      Mobile Phone is becoming smarter

Now, many mobile phones are using a virtual assistant. Just speak what you want to do and get it done with the help of a virtual assistant. Just imagine, your mobile phone having a "Jarvis" installed and will perform the task according to you.

The main thing to consider: artificial intelligence is offering the technologies which work like a human. Your mobile phones are just a start, what will come next nobody can predict. 

3.      Dictation to your machine

I had used Windows Speech Recognition system in my computer. It was amazing experience of talking to my computer. You have to train the voice recognition system and just speak to it. The system will write or perform tasks, you want it to perform.

 

Voice recognition will help in converting spoken sound to written words. Such system just writes when offered some spoken words, like dictation. Users don't have to type words, they have to speak to the system and it will write for you.

Even though this system isn't fully developed, but the artificial intelligence researchers are doing their best to advance the system

Advancement in the voice recognition system will revolutionize the world of machines. Only speak to the system and get your work done in a specific time.

4.      Online Shopping

I wonder while doing online shopping on the site, the list of products appearing on my screen where all of my interest.  I haven't searched for anything; still the list contains items I wanted to search for. There was a question in my mind "How the website comes to know what I want?" 

The website acted as if it is human. Later, I came to know about the artificial intelligence algorithms used in developing such sites. It was an amazing experience while shopping online because the site was serving items of my interest.

Advancement in this system can change the world of E-Commerce. The automatic change in the rates of the product can encourage the customer to buy more from the site.

5.      Security surveillance system

Video cameras are installed in shops and even in houses to get protection from thieves. Still, thefts are reported and in cameras found nothing.

Now, artificial intelligence powered video surveillance has reduced such reporting to some extent. These latest cameras can automatically detect anything unusual is happening and takes the decision to report it to the security in-charge.

 

It's wonderful to know how artificial intelligence is helping in securing your houses or shops. Such systems can prove beneficial on the roads. There will be fewer casualties on roads due to the use of such systems.

6.      Self-driving Cars

Around the world, we hear about accidents and human casualties. In avoiding such horrible situations, a self-driving car was discovered.

The car can drive safely, just feed the path where you want to go. The path is pre-programmed in system installed in the car and it will safely take you the required destination. 

Still, there are some ethics to be installed in the computer of the car. Hopefully, in future, we just have to sit and let the car drive on its own.

7.      Household Robots

 I have seen videos of household robots which can do all the household chores. The robot was cleaning house and cooking food. It's a good news for the housewife. Such programmed robots can be re-programmed to do anything. They can be used in offices as well.

8.      Robots programmed to write

 

The robot is programmed to copy and write like a human. Children having writing disability, called as Dysgraphia, will be benefited from this robot. What you have to do is feed the robot with different handwritings.

Just image, the world where no child will have the disability of writing. This can become true if such robots are used everywhere.

9.      Solar Flares Detection system

I had heard the news of devastating solar storms the previous year. The flares originated from the sun create a great havoc on the Earth. Scientists has discovered a machine learning method which can predict the different parameters of the flare, just by knowing its origin. 

Such systems have provided comfort and accuracy in the prediction of dangerous flares that hamper the life on Earth. We can also use such systems to predict the horrible earthquakes and tsunamis. This can prevent many casualties and help humans.

Here I have mentioned few uses and prove that how artificial intelligence makes our life easier by humanizing technology. You can find more as there are many to be discovered.

Solar Flares Anticipation Using Artificial Intelligence

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Artificial Intelligence

Solar flares are the result of sudden discharge of the magnetic energy produced in the sun's atmosphere, which causes a flash observation on its surface. The energy released is equal to numerous nuclear explosions, enough to damage communication and power grids on the Earth. Therefore, an early prediction is required to avoid the havoc caused by solar flares.

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a solution to predict the flares by analyzing a huge set of data produced by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The study mainly focuses on the strength and direction of the flares, also called as the vector magnetic field, but only for a particular part of the sun. The researchers faced difficulty in anticipating the solar flares before they came across the machine learning technique of the artificial intelligence. The machine learning software would establish set of information categories by observing different patterns and comparing the relevancy with a category.

 How the system work?

The analysts recorded regions producing flares and not from the database containing more than 2,000 active regions. They categorized the regions into 25 different features such as field and current gradient, energy, etc. To train the learning machine, only 70 percent data were fed to it and the rest 30 percent is provided for the analyzing; to test the accuracy of prediction of the flares. Using only a few features out of 25, the machine provided the result about the region that would flare and the area that will not.

In spite of the fact that others have utilized distinctive systems to think of comparative results, machine learning gives a noteworthy change on the grounds that automated examination is quicker and could give prior warnings of sunlight based flares. However, the data provided was taken from the sun's surface which similar to predicting weather on Earth by noting surface temperature. The researchers are now trying the same method using the data from the solar atmosphere. This experiment shows the way by which we can predict other natural calamities like earthquake, tsunami and can prevent the disaster before it happens. The study is a ray of hope for preventing the disasters that caused humans to suffer from years.

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