How AI is Changing the Way We Live Our Lives
Many people are well aware of how artificial intelligence is used in the world of business. But it’s also starting to change the way we live our lives outside of work. “It’s not just what can you do with AI, but where can you use it?” says Morenike Odugbemi, a Google Cloud strategic partner manager. “It’s about understanding just how far we need to reach for AI to make a difference in our daily lives.”
Odugbemi spoke at Gartner’s 2018 CIO Symposium in Orlando, Florida. “AI can help with many different scenarios and objectives, but the bigger question is how can you use it to truly transform lives?” she says.
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The issue of privacy is also gaining attention as AI is used for the purpose of creating a better user experience, enabling more tailored services and helping to advance social causes.
AI consulting firm Narrative Science and software company SAP announced a partnership earlier this year to enable SAP’s software to automatically create more human-readable stories from the data that the company already has and can then distribute those stories via existing channels, such as social media.
SAP and Narrative Science are also teaming up to give customers the AI tools needed to create data-driven narratives.
“There are so many different ways AI can be used and the power of data is immense,” says Odugbemi. “AI can help everything from improving student performance to creating more efficient cities.”
Source: WIRED Magazine Blog
Google has formed an alliance with the UK government to develop an artificial intelligence system that will identify and respond to people in distress. The technology giant unveiled the system at its DeepMind Centre for AI research in London on Thursday, together with Claire Hughes, head of the UK Digital Service and Chris Coles, chief executive of London and Partners — a government agency set up this year to develop tech hubs outside of London. DeepMind will be training the new AI with data from the London Air Ambulance service to enable it to identify people who are in distress and send emergency response teams to their locations. DeepMind will also build an API (application program interface) that will enable any services that can use computer vision — including emergency response services, smartphone apps and virtual assistants — to use the AI. The goal is “to make AI available across government and beyond”, a Google spokesperson said.
“Google is building an AI that identifies people in distress based on data from London’s air ambulance service” : “Source: The Guardian Technology Blog”
The goal of the partnership is to make the technology available across government and beyond. It’s not just a one-way street. The UK Digital Service will help Google further develop its AI, which we’re told is already improving. You might have seen the system being used by lifeguards at the Olympic Park during London’s games last year. The next step is to use it in conjunction with the train network. The idea is that if someone appears to be in distress they can alert staff, who will then “provide support as appropriate.” The system will also be able to identify suited-and-booted commuters who haven’t bought tickets and send authorities to their locations.
“Google reveals new AI that can spot when you’re in need of help – and contact help for you” : “Source: TechCrunch”