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When Did Artificial Intelligence Become Popular

The advent of deep neural networks

In 2015, Google unveiled its Deep Dream application for Photoshop. Users can upload any existing image and “train” it to visualize objects that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to see. The app then has the ability to enhance whatever it is trained on--no matter how random or specific the input may seem.

Neural networks are becoming more popular thanks to their increased effectiveness and general availability. It’s hard to find a modern computer system without some form of neural network technology. Pop songs use neural networks to match lyrics with images. They’re also being used in news organizations to predict which stories people will want to read next.

At this year’s TED conference, researchers from Stanford presented an interesting experiment they conducted using artificial intelligence. Their goal was to generate novel artwork. Using large amounts of data, they were able to train a program to come up with new ideas.

The result? Artwork that professional artists could have never imagined. Check out the video to see the creations first hand.

Apps and AI

According to research by the US Digital Trends website, people in the United States spend more time surfing the internet than watching TV. Since 2008, spending more time browsing the internet has been the most popular way for Americans to pass their free time.

But what many may not know is that almost half of all smartphone users visit an app store at least once per week. And since 2011, apps have surpassed books as the number one entertainment choice on smartphones.

The availability and quality of mobile apps has improved dramatically over the past few years. With large developer communities and innovative technologies, startups can launch sophisticated products very quickly.

Online businesses realize great potential in this arena and are investing heavily in it. According to Statista, last year web developers spent nearly $60 billion worldwide on developing new apps.

It’s no surprise then that we’re now experiencing the “age of intelligent software systems.” Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon are just some of the big players that are taking advantage of the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

These tech giants are among the largest consumers of cloud services. They use centralized databases and computing infrastructures to analyze huge amounts of data generated from user activities within each company or across multiple companies.

By understanding its audience and what they want, a company can deliver content that matches those interests and needs.

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Given all this, it should come as no surprise that artificial intelligence has taken over what was once called automating business processes.

What is AI? Let’s say you own a bus company and want to run an advertising campaign with billboards telling customers how great your bus service is.

You could spend millions of dollars doing so by hiring professional advertisers, but now imagine if you had a way to create a software program that thought like a human and make it do your work. That's what AI is, in a nutshell.

The growth of smartphone apps

One significant factor contributing to the rise of AI is the popularity of smartphones and mobile devices more generally

Smartphones feature digital cameras, GPS technology, motion sensors (such as accelerometers) and so on, making them useful for artificial intelligence applications in general.

More specifically, these technological innovations made it possible to create software capable of recognizing images, patterns, or changes in sound that might indicate something interesting is happening or has happened.

Furthermore, combining data from all over the world’s phones will enable new types of analysis and predictions. For example, by measuring the energy use at various times of day, users can determine when people are asleep or awake, which is important if you want reliable communication efficiency.

The combination of large-scale image recognition and computer vision with social networking sites creates opportunities for automated analysis and prediction of behavior. This approach could be used in domains such as fashion, advertising, healthcare, media, security, banking, education, and transportation.

For instance, a user could take a picture of her roommate’s closet before going to sleep, prompting a warning about organizing his clothes. Or she could capture an incident of workplace bullying using imaging technology combined with information obtained from social networks.

Artificial intelligence makes it easy to collect massive amounts of data via traditional means and analyze it through computational methods and algorithmic techniques. Major corporations have formed data science departments to hire staff who focus on specific problems and use algorithms

Increased attention to digital content

According to an Oxford Internet Institute study, people spend about two hours per day listening to audio content (about 13 minutes for each hour of screen time). Social media has greatly contributed to this addiction by allowing users to listen to podcasts while they are doing other things.

More important than quantity is quality. Even if someone listens to several episodes of a podcast every day, that doesn’t make it good storytelling or journalism. By focusing on how stories are told rather than what gets told, journalists can review different formats and see which work best in a particular situation.

However, becoming addicted to podcasts is like eating fast food – you don’t need it, but you should do it sometimes. Like any habit, it’s necessary to learn how to manage your time so you can give yourself enough time to relax.

Podcast listeners often use headphones when they want to reduce external noise. They can choose not to go outside without their headsets on. For some people, streaming music was invented as a way to enjoy quiet times.

The evolving conversation about AI

News headlines can be oversimplified to “tech creates tech” or “artificial intelligence is becoming more popular”

We read that some experts believe we are approaching the peak of artificial intelligence, meaning the technology is reaching maximum potential at this time.

Some even claim it has become too powerful for us to control, giving hope to those who fear an increasingly smart machine population.

These fears were highlighted by Google’s recent launch of AI Plus, a tool designed to help businesses understand their data and protect privacy.

However, AI still needs human input to make decisions, and these decisions are only getting harder to predict as machines improve.

That’s why there’s a growing conversation about how to regulate AI, well before Big Tech companies start using it for profit.

Sophia Crumb, founder and director of the Regulatory Science Institute, says regulations may not prevent big changes in the industry, but they could slow down progress.

“I think one of the things that happens when people talk about regulation is they tend to focus on the negative results of a failure to innovate,” she said.

“That goes back to my earlier point that we need to be thinking about risk minimization into what we’re doing. But at the same time, we have to be careful about trying to block innovation altogether.”

New application programs enable users to train their own model agents

If you’re looking for an engaging, interactive experience, try deploying one of the many machine learning applications available now. These tools are becoming more widely used due to the recent increase in popularity of deep learning.

In fact, you can even use them as part of your employment responsibilities to predict how customers will react to new products or services. With AI-based prediction models, businesses have the ability to deliver personalized experiences and insights that were not possible earlier.

You can help make someone's day by showing him/her what things cost the most money or what his/her friends think about him/ her once again using data analytics. What was once limited to retail sales is now expanding into other areas of business analysis and marketing predictions.

Artificial intelligence has also helped simplify computer programming through software frameworks like Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Now anyone can build intelligent apps with code patterns called artificial neural networks, without needing to learn complex coding languages.

The popularity of robotics and automation

Since the industrial revolution, we have been replacing human jobs with machines. We are very good at that, so it makes sense for us to use robots and other technology to do menial tasks. In fact, companies invest huge amounts of money in developing this type of software.

But what people don’t realize is that these computers are getting better and better. They are becoming more intelligent.

In 2014, IBM had to shut down its Watson unit because they were unable to generate enough revenue using their computer’s intelligence. This highlights how difficult it is to predict how far AI development will advance.

However, experts believe that 2018 could be the year when artificial intelligence goes mainstream. There are several reasons why this might happen.

Firstly, as computing power becomes cheaper, smaller devices include artificial intelligence capabilities. It used to be ridiculous to see a robot arm or machine able to walk and talk like a person. But today, you can buy smartphones that are as smart as someone half our age.

Secondly, applications depend upon an extensive learning curve to produce results. For example, the Google search engine uses natural language processing to give answers directly into your web browser. No data entry!

Thirdly, there are now numerous resources available online for programmers who want to get started building their own artificial intelligence algorithms.

Rapid advancements in cloud computing

Cloud technology has been around for years, but only recently have more people become aware of its advantages over on-premises software.

There are many reasons why companies are turning to the cloud for their applications. One of the biggest is speed.

Cloud apps can boot up quickly and depend solely on your internet connection instead of having to wait for local storage or equipment. This also works well with mobile devices as you are connected to the web and therefore the cloud.

Another advantage is cost. You may be familiar with the saying “you get what you pay for” when it comes to services such as mail delivery or furniture repair.

Well, when it comes to digital tools like office programs, there is no reason not to invest in the cloud. For example, if you do not currently have an internal workspace set up at your business, then it makes sense to start using one.

You would probably pay more money up front for a hosted platform than maintaining another system. But over time, you could save much more by not having to purchase hardware and upgrade to newer software models.

Also, the ability to scale down depends on how much you use it. If you don’t need the functionality of the cloud really, then you don’t have to pay for it.

Finally, security is becoming a larger concern for consumers. By storing data files online, they are easier to access via a smartphone

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