Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the simulated intelligence demonstrated by machines. Machines that use AI acquire information and act the way a human would. We spoke to some engineers at a data recovery company and a company as well as a executive at an innovative cyber security firm to learn what they thought about AI. There are some impressive examples of artificial intelligence, and I have outlined five of them below.
Alexa is a smart virtual assistant developed by Amazon. With repeated use, Alexa learns and adapts to fit the user’s preferences. It can interpret speech and make voice interaction with people who are within a certain distance. Alexa can help users set alarms, play audio books, control music, compose to-do lists and provide real-time information. This virtual assistant can also be used as a mobile control for other smart devices in a home. Users can install additional functionalities to make it more skillful. Third-parties develop these additional functionalities. It is activated using a wake-word or by pressing a button. Alexa is also used for business by assisting with tasks like joining conference calls and scheduling meetings.
- G-mail spam filter – Artificial intelligence is being used to identify and categorize spam emails. Since spammers can easily modify their spam messages to work around simple rule-based filters, Google went ahead and deployed AI for this critical task. Spam filters that use AI keep on learning so that they can keep up with the ever-changing spam emails. The trick here is to stay ahead of the spammers by learning their behavior and beating them in their own game. Spam filters use signals such as the structure of the message and message metadata to identify spam. These filters personalize spam filtering for you since different people have different definitions of what spam is. By using AI in spam filtering, G-mail successfully filters over 99% of spam emails. You don’t have to spend valuable time reading spam emails, thanks to Artificial Intelligence.
- Mona –personal shopping assistant
Mona uses artificial intelligence to learn customer behavior and preferences. It then makes fashion suggestions based on the gained knowledge. It is always learning and unlearning to make recommendations more relevant. Mona takes into consideration factors such as size, color, design, preferred brands and price to tailor-make its recommendations. Most users are surprised by how good Mona’s fashion suggestions are. This App saves time for its users since they don’t have to spend valuable time browsing the internet looking for fashion items.
Developed by Apple, Siri is the virtual assistant for iOS users. The app is voice activated, and users can interact with it verbally at any time. Siri has proven to be useful and has become very popular in recent times. Siri can do multiple tasks including giving directions, marking events on calendars, finding information and sending messages. Siri can also handle device settings such as taking pictures or reducing volume. It can also do internet searches. Siri uses artificial intelligence to continually learn and get better at predicting and understanding user requests. Siri learns the individual’s language use and preferences and responds accordingly. Its responses are individualized.
- Twitter’s AI
Twitter’s AI is used to improve user experience and weed out undesirable behavior on the platform. Twitter uses AI to analyze user behavior and individual preferences. That is how Twitter manages to relay tweets and news that seem so relevant. On a platform that generates massive amounts of information on a daily basis, AI lenders a helping hand by suggesting the most pertinent information. Twitter is also able to recommend relevant people to follow based on its AI findings. It is quite impressive how accurate their AI-based algorithms are. Also, twitter uses AI to categorize information according to the subject matter. Their image cropping tool can crop images in the most appropriate way using artificial intelligence. Recently, Twitter’s AI was used to identify hate speech language in tweets in a way that contemporary rule-based algorithms would not. AI was also used to recognize and ban accounts that used terroristic language. AI is valuable to the social media industry due to its ability to read and react to large amounts of data.