Artificial Intelligence is all around us. Whether you realise it or not, A.I is involved in your life more than you may realise.
A recent trend over social media is the use of Deepfakes to bring dead relatives back to life, but how is this possible? A Deepfake is an edited video created using an algorithm to alter the content such as superimposing a different face over the original. Created by two neutral A.I whereby one is trained on a particular set of data to create a forgery, the other A.I attempts to detect the forgery and the process continues until a forgery is detected. The larger the amount of data the better the Deepfake.
Alexa and Siri
Probably one of the first pieces of A.I technology you were familiar with (unless you are old enough to remember Google chatbot). By using natural language as its data set, it learns how best to respond to questions asked by the user. However, in a never-ending process of learning, these A.I have the ability to store and use the data as a reference to improve their performance.
Currently in Beta testing, self-driving cars could be in production sooner than we think. By using laser technology to analyse the distance between the vehicles around it, the car will be sophisticated enough to allow the driver to go on autopilot however, how these cars will work in practice is another question altogether.
As self-explanatory as they may seem, you might not realise that the robotics that are currently being used by hundreds of companies are in fact A.I. Using mapped out algorithms, A.I is widely used in the manufacturing industry to ensure the high demand for products due to the short lead time they require as well as the no need for breaks that human counterparts require.