Letter: Artificial intelligence improves our futures

Apple Siri can now name songs, via Shazam.(Photo: Apple) Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Watson – more than just common names – they are a few examples of artificial intelligence people use every day. Defined, artificial intelligence is not just one technology, but rather a group of related technologies that are able to perform tasks that humans can do such as language translation, speech recognition and visual perception. A.I. is part of the technologies many companies, hospitals and research centers now utilize for various types of jobs. A.I. makes life easier. Watson, used in IBM, is a supercomputer having analytical software and performs as a “question answering” machine. A.I. has become part of the workforce. Looking specifically into cancer research, A.I. has helped many medical professionals predict what combinations for existing drugs could work for certain types of cancer And then, there is Tesla – a self-driving car that is loaded with all sorts of the latest updates that make the car smarter. It has its own radar, optical camera and a technology that will help prevent Tesla cars from being involved in fewer accidents. Also, don’t forget the GPS that nearly everybody has and can’t live without. A.I. is everywhere.…

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