Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

How Smart is Artificial Intelligence? Image by artM

Don’t believe everything you see in the movies. Computers are vast repositories of human knowledge, and can follow complex instructions, but the missing parts (such as human curiosity, motivation to improve outside of commands, and an interest in topics that have not been addressed by programming directives) prevent software programs from achieving true intelligence. What […]

Robots for Autism Therapy: KOALA’s Fuzzy Logic

The Koala Robot can Help Autistic Kids. Image courtesy of K-Team SA

Autism is a disorder that typically appears in very young children, affecting their ability to interact socially, communicate effectively and enjoy imaginative play. A 2008 Temple University study demonstrated that Sensory Integration Therapy, in which the therapist responds to sounds, movements or other behavioral cues from the child, is an effective teaching tool for children […]

Help Desk Outsourcing With AI Applications

Call Center Outsourcing to Computers: Image by jpalmeirao

As artificial intelligence products become more available to the business sector, outsourcing many operations to artificial intelligence applications may become even more cost-effective than outsourcing to other countries. From telephone assistance to knowledge bases, businesses are outsourcing help desks to AI. Outsourced Customer Service Outsourced customer service, using natural language processing and automated responses, simplifies […]

Data Mining in Your Living Room with TiVo

TiVo Remote

Consumers all around the world used devices like TiVo to record television programs, as well as to rewind and fast-forward live television shows as they are being viewed. In addition to the ability to skim through programs, a TiVo unit can also provide “You Might Like This Program” suggestions to the viewer. These suggestions are […]

Unsupervised Machine Learning in Diagnostics

Unsupervised Learning

Unsupervised learning is a type of machine learning in which the program uses trial-and-error methods to determine the best way of accomplishing the task at hand. By experimenting, AI programs can learn to classify symptoms and reach a diagnosis for the medical community, or troubleshoot a problem for technical support. Unsupervised Learning and Clusters In […]