Posts Tagged Under: AI

Fun With NLP (Natural Language Processing)

It’s no secret that every language is a complex beast to master. Even English, with its watered down Germanic grammar and extensive borrowings from Latin, will often befuddle the most learned of minds. Unsurprisingly, therefore, at least for now, computer programs are not yet entirely able to decode human language as most people can.

What may come as a surprise, however, is just how much our modern software is already capable of doing! In fact, in many new and exciting ways, Natural Language Processing (NLP), the subfield of artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human languages, may completely revolutionise computing — so for this blog post in particular, you should probably sit upright!

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Making Valuable Predictions with Linear Regression

If you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard about machine learning (ML) technology. After all, on Software Planet’s blog page alone, this topic has already been covered from multiple angles — see here, here and here, for example.

But to those of you who are still furrowing your brows, this not only represents the current state of AI today, but it is also how developers can create “intelligent” products, like the Amazon Alexa or Apple’s much-lauded Siri.

Though of course, none of these would be possible without complex ML algorithms, it is the simple linear regression that enables accurate predictions.

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What You Can Do with Artificial Intelligence Today

If you’re a regular blog reader, you’re probably already aware that when it comes to artificial intelligence, its current state of development is severely misunderstood. Sadly, however, this matter is not helped at all by the many cash-eying marketers who are still promoting the myth that you can purchase sentient tech products.

Take Oral B, for instance. The entire campaign for their Genius X toothbrush is based around the notion that it offers a full slate of quasi-magical AI features. Yet peel away the hype from what is actually objective fact and what users will be left with is an overpriced feedback system, talking a big game but with nothing to back up its claims.

Yes, true artificial intelligence, as it turns out, remains a developer’s pipe dream, as researchers are nowhere near full comprehension of the human mind.

But what then is the actual state of AI technology today — which really should be referred to as machine learning, by the way — and what should companies expect from the most probable future ahead? In this article, Software Planet Group will take a candid look.

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The Difference Between Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Over the past few years, with every new and exciting product, the terms “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence” have increasingly been thrown about. As a result, puzzled consumers everywhere are often left to wonder if they’re really just buzzwords for the exact same thing.

But could that actually be the case? After all, last time we checked, neither Siri nor Alexa were anywhere near the exceptional capabilities of Jarvis from Iron Man, or the solemn, ghoulish precogs in Spielberg’s Minority Report. So what gives, tech world?

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Top Trends in the Healthcare Industry Today

Despite the fact that many businesses are still yet to fully embrace digital technology, we are living in the time of what is widely being hailed the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Rapid advancement in fields such as quantum computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology are causing disruptive change to virtually every industry, and healthcare is no exception.

In fact, as one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries — annual investment soared by as much as 26 percent last year — the healthcare sector is in a prime position to bring us some of the most exciting and life-altering applications. So as 2018 begins, let’s take a look at the trends that are starting to cast light on the future of digital medicine.

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Artificial Intelligence: Finding Value in the Hype Haystack

From promises of bringing forth an imminent utopia to marking the end of the human race, artificial intelligence has often been the subject of much hype and very little substance.

Last year, however, with voice assistants and conversational UIs dominating homes and the media, the hype may have finally peaked at fever pitch.

But in the age of Siri and self-driving cars, how close are we really to a so-called singularity, and more importantly, is AI in its present form a worthy investment for your business?

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Can We Hack the Human Brain?

Although we love to think that our technology is highly advanced, there is much that science is only just beginning to understand about the universe. From the greatest depths of the oceans to the furthest corners of outer space, swathes of earth and cosmos remain teasingly beyond our grasp. But there is a greater mystery concealed just beyond the limits of our immediate perception — the human brain.

In all of the known world, the complexity of the human brain is without rival. While mankind has tried and failed to understand the organ since the days of ancient Egypt, even today, in spite of our best efforts, neuroscientists remain stumped. Experts are still oblivious as to how information is coded in the brain, how memories are stored and retrieved, how cerebral systems integrate with one another, and perhaps ironically, have even failed to crack what intelligence is in the first place.

Yet despite our limitations, ever since 1957, when psychologist Frank Rosenblatt first developed his brain-mimicking Perceptron device, engineers have slowly begun to create hardware that is capable of interacting with the human brain. Today, the field of neurotechnology has already grown to achieve incredible results.

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