Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a type of system developed to be free of human biases, but in reality the performance and output of AI systems depends heavily on the information given to train them. Take, for example, the recent report that an AI program designed by Amazon to search employee applications for the best candidates ended up discriminating against female applicants because the program was trained on mainly male applications.
Yes - you read that right. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is indeed for crybabies and more specifically, crying babies, thanks to a cell phone app called ChatterBabyTM. AI has become so ubiquitous in our everyday lives, that its presence is evident even in the formative years of human life.
Whenever the topic of artificial intelligence is brought up, the first thought that comes to mind is the multitude of human-like robots increasingly featured in TV shows and movies. However, despite our collective fascination with the anthropomorphized artificial intelligence in mainstream media, perhaps the most exciting promise of artificial intelligence is its capacity to perform data analysis at a level impossible for humans.
When asked to think of a humanoid robot, it’s very likely that you are imagining the robots featured in the TV show Westworld or the movie Ex Machina: robots that are human-like but not actually human. These images mostly stem from sci-fi, but the real world isn’t too far from producing robots of this kind.
We are excited to share our December issue about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with you. Although this issue is a shorter one, we are excited for you to explore these topics with us, topics that are no longer solely constructs of science fiction, but important aspects of modern daily life.
Bjorn Kjellstrand woke up one July morning in Esrange, Sweden, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle ecstatic to find that finally, he had the highest resolution images of Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMCs) to date. After multiple all-nighters and several failed balloon launch attempts, he finally had the pictures which held the potential to completely revolutionize the world's current climate models.
From identifying venomous animals to recognizing our favorite beverage on a crowded shelf, color is a critical part of how we interact with and interpret the world around us. How do our brains know that a can of soda is from our favorite brand by color alone? Human perception of color begins with light.
Grinding up dewy green herbs and red-clay earth is easy, but how do you bottle the twilight-blue of the evening sky or capture the storm-tossed indigo of the ocean? Since humans first began to depict the world on cave walls, blue has proved to be an elusive pigment.