Living With Intelligent Machines
Can you imagine going back to a world of telephone directories for phone numbers, walkmans for music and negatives for printed photos? If you were a nineties kid like us you would relate to these. Today all these functions and more are done by a single handy device - the smartphone. Technology is now making smartphones smarter with Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is deftly weaving itself into everyday life - from recommendation engines to virtual assistants. AI systems that are commonplace today are examples of Artificial Narrow Intelligence which can perform a task very well.
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#DidYouKnow | Natural language processing tools is gaining popularity with doctors Doctors are using Apps that convert verbal instructions into text which is saving them the effort of manually writing or typing prescriptions.
#DidYouKnow | Google DeepMind recently announced Gato - a generalist agent that can learn and perform more than one task. This could be a significant step forward in realizing Artificial General Intelligence - an AI system that can learn like humans and be able to perform different tasks.
To know more about this read the Artificial Intelligence chapter in The Little Handbook of Cool Technology.
The world of technology is vast and many ‘advanced technologies’ are making their way into our lives faster than we imagined. Young Techie Series (YTS) is a set of books about everyday technology for children and young adults.
Book 1 in the Young Techie Series - The Little Handbook of Cool Technology is available here.
Book 2 in the Young Techie Series - Robotics and Other Super Cool Technology is available here.