August 8, 2018
By Risto Karjalainen, Guest Writer, Entrepreneur
Mountains of data are what make machine learning possible, the whole project is dead in the water without it. But whose life is it, anyway?
Entrepreneur — I had the pleasure of meeting Sophia in London a few weeks ago. Sophia is a popular, outgoing personality that looks a little bit like Audrey Hepburn. As it happens, Sophia is also a machine. What makes her interesting is that she can carry a conversation. She listens to what you say, shows facial expressions as she speaks, answers your questions, and even asks follow-up questions of her own.
Sophia is just one of many examples how far machine intelligence has come over the past few years. Even if the use of robots as the primary user interface is still rare, real-life applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in image processing, speech recognition and natural language processing are now commonplace.
The groundwork for Sophia and other AI demonstrations was laid back in the 1940s and 1950s, during early work on cybernetics, computation and artificial neural networks, and through the development of machine learning algorithms. Continued…
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