AI makes machines and devices smart and our lives easier.
Rooted in 20th century computer science, AI can be defined as systems capable of rational and autonomous reasoning, decision-making and action. Simply put, AI is an automated decision system. The concept of AI is linked directly to machine learning or deep learning. Through AI, machines and devices are made smart: they do exactly what we want and do not require our own active manipulation, such as pressing a button. They can also adapt to changing circumstances and thus mimick a learning human brain.
While for some people this might sound scary, the intelligence of machines is incredibly useful for us when it comes to simplifying production processes, routines, or even our personal domestic lives. Contact Spiki to find out how AI can boost your performance.
The use cases for intelligent machinery are manifold.
AI is boosting business performance. Whenever analytical thinking and corresponding actions are needed to perform repetitive tasks based on an input signal, a machine can easily do the job without ever getting tired or bored. The input signal which triggers an action can be a sound or a sensor signal, or a set of data for analysis. With AI, management of data, supply chain, warehouse and logistics can be made more efficient. Be it automotive applications, production sites with conveyor belts or smart wearables – an intelligent device outperforms human handling and simplifies routines.
AI can save lives.
In the medical field, AI is already cutting edge, too. A German research team has, for example, developed a neuromorphic hardware which can detect early signs of atrial fibrillation, thus considerably reducing the risk of a stroke.1 Sounds like science fiction? Far from it! Energy-efficient chips are integrated in wearables and constantly record ECG signal data. With such long-term observations, it is possible to detect atrial fibrillation and raise an alarm. AI can even save lives! Even after the event of a stroke, learning systems can help patients regain their speech spectrum and coordination skills. Smart devices adapt customised training programs to the individual status and progress of the patient – what a great motivation to train essential skills at home!
My home is my (smart) castle.
Moreover, AI can improve our own everyday lives. Autonomous driving is, admittedly, a field which still needs bulletproof safety guarantees and regulations. The integration of neuromorphic hardware into cars is well underway and will soon be able to provide fast responses to real-life traffic situations. Already today it is possible to navigate smart systems in cars, on mobile phones, wearables or at home, solely with voice commands, having your hands free. You can turn on the light, regulate your heating, initiate a phone call or simply call for help with any device, fitted to your needs.
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Read this fascinating article by Dr. Janine van Ackeren, published May 6, 2021: Dramatically reducing the risk of stroke with neuromorphic hardware. Url: shorturl.at/ioWZ5.