AI is no longer the future, it’s the present
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in play for almost a decade now. It has borne many intelligent products that we use quiet often today — yet there’s still much room for improvement.
All that we have achieved to date are AI development code libraries that work mostly with supervised learning.
Now, tech giants like Microsoft, Facebook & Google are working to create programs that can work over present AI development libraries to form cross-platform libraries and unsupervised learning support.
AI development will leverage big data, quantum computing, distributed computing and 5G communication for unsupervised learning based AI product development.
What is artificial intelligence?
Artificial intelligence is cognitive thinking for computers — just like how humans do.
As we know, humans think on the basis of past experiences and respond via a network of neurons.
Likewise, AI algorithms have been designed based off neural networks which enable computers to learn new skills as humans do.
Therefore, with AI, we will not have to program everything manually since the computer is capable of optimising the program and taking the needed steps by itself.
Which are the prominent AI algorithms?
AI gets its wits from CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) and RNN (Recurrent Neural Network) where large data sets are fed to these networks for training.
As time progresses, the accuracy of these algorithms will keep increasing.
CNN works on the grid formed data like images and videos where data is spread in a grid of pixels whereas RNN works on sequential data like text and audio.
CNN is called the ‘feedforward network’ while RNN is called the ‘feedback network’.
CNN works on the principle of convolution in mathematics where the operation of two functions is used to create the third function that shows how results change on different permutation and combination of those two functions.
CNN just gives forward results for all the permutations and combinations to develop artificial intelligence with which multiple filters can be used to read shapes in pictures and videos.
RNN works on performing operations on sequential data where operations of two functions give a result and this result is given as feedback to this whole process, predicting future results.
Let’s assume there’s a guy who wears T-shirts of a specific colour on a specific day of the week. Violet on Sunday, Indigo on Monday, blue on Tuesday, green on Wednesday, yellow on Thursday, orange on Friday and red on Saturday.
On Thursday, if an operation is applied to blue and green then the output will be given back to Tuesday to predict the colour he will wear on Friday.
AI has got its ears and mouth from CNN which is being used in NLP (Natural language processing) for developing Alexa, Siri, Google Now, Cortana and other smart voice assistants.
Eyes and predictive intuition for AI are where RNN is used.
Which are the top frameworks for AI development?
There are dozens of frameworks for AI development but only the most prominent ones are being included in this list.
It is an open source python based neural networks library that can run over Microsoft CNTK (Cognitive Toolkit), Tensorflow and many other frameworks.
KERAS is best to be used by beginners in AI development.
Tensorflow is the most prominent framework for AI development which uses machine learning techniques such as neural networks.
Tensorflow was developed by the Google Brain team, this framework is behind the auto-completion suggestion for phrases that we type in google search engine’s text box and intelligence of Google’s apps.
Pytorch is an open source machine learning code library based on python for natural language processing.
Pytorch works in conjunction with CAFFE for deep learning which were combined together in early 2018 by the Facebook team.
AI development models in pytorch to CAFFE and vice versa was quite incompatible for which Microsoft and Facebook came together to develop ONNX for effective transformation of models.
Sonnet is a python based AI development code library built on top of TensorFlow to build complex neural networks for deep learning. SONNET is best for Artificial Intelligence research and development it is not easy for beginners to develop in SONNET.
MXNET is used for deploying neural networks on shared hosting services like AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft CNTK (Cognitive Toolkit) is a deep learning AI development kit where neural networks are described as a series of computational graphs via a directed graph.
The leaf nodes are input values and the rest of the nodes represents a matrix of operations on input values. Microsoft CNTK allows users to combine popular deep learning models such as DNNs, CNNs and RNNs.
Deeplearning4j is an open source deep learning AI development programming library created for Java and JVM (Java Virtual Machine).
DL4J is powered by its own numerical computing library and can work on both CPUs as well as GPUs.
ONNX is a deep learning platform that is collaboratively developed by Facebook and Microsoft.
The platform was designed for interoperability of AI development models. With ONNX it is possible to work in Pytorch on AI development model that was developed in Microsoft CNTK or TensorFlow etcetera.
Kubernetes is not an AI development framework but it is an emerging trend that will be replacing the conventional methods of code deployment.
Kubernetes is an extensible, portable open source for managing containerized applications, workflows and services.
Kubernetes is a cloud platform where containerised applications are deployed as micro service components and these code components are maintained as separate service packages, only called functionality by the user will be loaded and rest of the components will stay idle.
What has been brought to us by emerging AI trends?
Balancing of load on roads, transportation systems, Servers etcetera with AI development for better management and user experience with web application development.
AI development based voice assistants like Siri, Google Now, Alexa, Bixby and Cortana listen to sentences in a particular language and then convert it into a computer readable vector, this vector is then read by a computer for replying in an output vector.
This vector is then spoken by voice assistant into sentences of the same language with Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Autodesk Eva is one great example of AI development based smart assistant that works on CNN and NLP for real-time interaction for customer support.
The 3D modelled smart assistant talks with a customer in real time and expresses relevant facial expressions.
AI development based on CNN has made possible the implementation of the facial recognition system.
China has recently started using a facial recognition system through city-wide CCTV cameras for grading citizens, imposing fine on breaking traffic rules. Alibaba stores in China uses facial and image recognition for generating bills in stores and payments.
AI development has brought intelligence to Google translator an app that all of us have used once in a while but how does it work.
Google translator has two modules: encoder and decoder; the encoder module analyses input for identifying input language. The encoder takes input sentences in a language from speech or text then translates it into a vector which is the same format for inputs from all the languages.
The decoder module takes this vector as input and then generates output texts, speech in the target language. Language recognition for input is implanted with RNN and speech to text, text to speech is done with Natural language processing (NLP).
Autonomous vehicles use radar, LIDAR (Light detection and ranging), GPS, camera for making 3D models of approaching vehicles then these models are merged together for locating the vehicle with very high accuracy.
In smart cities, this merger will also include a model that will be based on sensors embedded in smart roads. Rest of the work to drive car will be done by extensively trained AI development modules with sensors and actuators.
Image search & analysis
Image search & analysis is being used for checking plagiarism, finding websites linked to an image for SEO purpose, finding offending content on social networks and finding people potentially having access to illegal firearms with advanced AI development deep learning algorithms.
Data analytics for AI development
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