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Watson 2.0 To Work On Smartphones & Tablets


Imagine, a farmer standing in the middle of a field holding his mobile in hand and asks question, ‘What must I plant in the field?’ and he gets the appropriate reply via his handset within seconds. Answer that he’d receive would be based on location data, historical trends and scientific studies and not from any human being. This is what the researchers behind Watson 2.0 plan to achieve.

Watson 2.0 is an extension of Watson a computing system with deep analytic technology that defeated humans – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter – on Jeopardy. Oncologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) for individualized cancer diagnostic and treatment recommendations are using the same computational wizardry. Although, the result of its execution in the field of medicine would actually surface sometime late next year.

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Nico, A Self Aware Bot


‘Self-awareness’ is a term which cannot be associated with animals and bots. A dog retaliates by looking itself in mirror thinking it to be another animal in the extension of the same room. Animals fail to recognize their mirror image, as they are not accustomed to observe the complex recognition senses of the brain.

Justin Hart of Yale University has come up with an interesting endeavor in the same field but the subject here is not a pet but Nico, a robot.  Nico infers information about the real world by observing it through a mirror. Currently, it’s not as refined as WALL-E but is definitely an outstanding move in the world of artificial intelligence.

The creators of Nico say that it recognizes its hand in mirror because they have attached a visual token to it. And this forms the basis of observing other objects within the room through mirror itself.

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Dawn of Bots: Androids with Lifelike Movements


Human brain knows no limits; it’s one of the quest includes building machines, emulating our own appearance, movement and intelligence. We personify such creations as bots. No doubts Greeks pioneered the spirit of robotics in ancient times but the sails were set during European Renaissance. For example, a mandolin-playing lady (1540) was constructed by Italian inventor Gianello Torriano and  L´crivain, The Writer (1772) was build up by Swiss watchmaker Pierre Jacquet-Droz.

Since then there is no looking back, scientists and philosophers went till the extent of speculating human brain as an elaborate automaton. And this has further led to a completely new field in science called, the artificial intelligence.

Moving on the same lines, I have come up with a list of bots that I feel are ahead of the contemporary times in the field robotics. These bots are specifically designed to make our life simple and study the laws of physics employed in daily lives.

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Watson will Now Help Oncologists in Cancer Research


This piece is an extension of my previous post, on artificial intelligence where I gave li’l bit info on IBM’s super computing technology output, Watson.

Oncologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) will now make use of this computational wizardry for “individualized cancer diagnostic and treatment recommendations”. It will commute the info from the center’s case studies & database.

Exploding the conventional way of disseminating the most recent therapeutic advances, Watson is hitting its first agreement with MSKCC. However, IBM had a similar partnership with Columbia University, which, somehow didn’t materialize.

 

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Posted by on April, 2013 in Artificial Intelligence, Tech

 

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Will ‘Artificial Intelligence’ replace ‘Search’ in the coming future?


The beginning of 90s was an era when the geeks thought of giving a new dimension to search, START was born then; and later in 2009, WolframAlpha was introduced. However, this new product too had its limitations with respect to search. It wasn’t able to deliver multi-faceted inquiries. For instance, it could fetch data fort “Theodore Roosevelt” but was unable to decipher result for “Edith Carrow’s husband”.

IBM came up with Watson, a computing system with deep analytic technology that defeated humans – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter – on Jeopardy last year in February.

Does this imply that ‘Artificial Intelligence’ will replace ‘Search’ in the coming future?

 

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Posted by on March, 2013 in Artificial Intelligence, Tech