Living with Digital Worlds: A Personal View of Artificial Intelligence
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In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in the news again due to
advances in machine learning, speech processing, natural language generation, robotics
and agent technology, not to mention due to big investments. Examples, such as
Google Translate, Microsoft’s Skype Translator, Google’s RankBrain, IBM’s Watson,
Apple’s Siri, Honda’s ASIMO and new startups mix with movies, healthcare, social
and political simulation and energy management. AI achieved some success in
education, medicine, cognitive and complexity sciences due to better interfaces,
algorithms and mechanisms, and due to interdisciplinary research in techniques that
mirror biological behaviour. A closer look at animal and human behaviour (mimicking
nature) and to how brains store/process information may help AI continue innovating
to further develop. Today, there is a different stance in schools of AI and a cooperative
way of viewing different technologies working together in an integrative way,
including understanding limitations and dangers (e.g. Facebook emotion study).
Furthermore, this is a strong signal of more democracy and respect for approaches to
consider intelligence at large, thus also indicating a more mature field. In this chapter, I
give an overview of the field of Artificial Intelligence to explain why recent
breakthroughs and better algorithms have tackled big data.
Algorithms, Areas and territories, Digital worlds, Mechanisms,
Models, Paradigm shifts techniques.
MAS-BioISI and Mind-Brain College, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal.