Sunday, April 29, 2018

Artificial Intelligence - Top Platforms

by Brenda J. Christie

Artificial Intelligence, defined in Wikipedia as 

"Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligenceMI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals. In computer science AI research is defined as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals.[1] Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving".

is back in the news after a self-driving car killed a pedestrian in March of 2018.

An evolving science, artificial intelligence, AI, has many applications including the following:

  1. Healthcare
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Call Center
  4. Transportation
  5. Agriculture
  6. Automotive
  7. Energy and Mining
  8. Intellectual Property
  9. Technical Support
  10. Retail
  11. Defense
  12. Investment Strategies
Some of the platforms on which AI is being built appear in Dave Roe's April 27, 2018 article, "11 Industries being disrupted by AI" which appeared in CMS Wire.

According to a World of Computing article, History of Artificial Intelligence, artificial intelligence was formerly born in an IBM workshop conducted at Dartmouth in 1956.

There are many implications, for artificial intelligence both favorable and unfavorable.  Over the next few weeks, this writer hopes to cover some of the good, bad and downright scary aspects of AI.

Bye for now,

Brenda J. Christie