Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing. People need to find a way to communicate with machines that do not have a monitor or a screen. Andy Rubin, king of Google’s Mobile Software says the tech industry needs to figure out ways people can interact with gadgets.”The next major phase of computing will be artificial intelligence.”Rubin said.
Speaking at the Code Mobile conference, Rubin said mobile isn’t going away as the main method of computing, but other methods will emerge, including technology to make regular devices smarter through artificial intelligence and robotics. AI is the only way of making machines smart and behave more or less like people.
The other night I was watching Avengers: Age of Ultron, the movie depicts AI in the most thrilling way. The story is trying to create an imagination that Artificial Intelligence is the future and has its merits and demerits. In the movie, Tony Stark starts a dormant peacekeeping program, then the unexpected happens and Earth’s Mightiest heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.
Back to reality. Rubin said.”Your dishwasher is a robot. It used to be a chore you did in the sink. There’s a lot of definitions of artificial intelligence. The thing that’s going to be new is the part of the cloud that’s forming the intelligence from all of the information that’s coming back.”
In Ethioipia, a group called iCogLabs is on a mission to create software that foresee all the brain activities. The lab was co-founded in 2012 by Getnet Aseffa Gezaw, and an American AI pioneer, Ben Goertzel. It has twenty five software engineers who work together to make computers that can potentially emulate the entire human brain. The lab engages in practical applications and they have clients around the globe like humanoid robots for Hanson Robotics, makers of the renowned Robot Einstein; AI-driven automated pill dispensers and elder-care robots for a Chinese company, Telehealth; and mapping the genetics of longevity for two Californian corporations: Age Reversal Incorporated and Stevia First.
On Social Media, Facebook introduced the Moments App that uses facial recognition technology. The App scans images for faces and matches them to your Facebook friends. The App is a great push by Facebook to venture in Artificial Intelligence.
Cnet reports Rubin is currently focusing on the interaction between people and things that do not have screens, like appliances or swimming pools. He has invested in a company called Connected Yard, which makes a device that does a constant chemical analysis of the water in a swimming pool.