Many might be concerned with the data suggesting that robots are coming for our jobs. According to Carl B. Frey and Michael A. Osborne of Oxford University it is estimated that about 47% of total U.S. employment is at risk. But artificial intelligence is also breaking into our lives in other creepy and intrusive ways.
Starbucks (SBUX) is invading your stomach. This fall the company will roll out updates to its new Digital Flywheel, which is backed by artificial intelligence and incorporates real world factors such as time of day and weather to offer personalized suggestions. Meaning the app may know what you want before you do.
Disney (DIS) AI may come to a theater near you. The entertainment giant is using facial recognition AI to compile data about how audience members react to movies. This Factorised Variational Autoencoders (FVAEs) will allow the company to assess if a scene is getting the desired response. The technology has shown the ability to learn expressions and associate them with points in the movie. A test of the AI was used during 150 showings of 9 different movies and included 3,179 viewers. The AI was seemingly capable of telling how a viewer would react to a whole movie based on 10 minutes of observing their face
IBM (IBM) and Dr. Watson's cognitive computing could help assist doctors in identifying and treating cancer in the very near future. "Now, with new machine learning models and computing grid models, diagnostics have improved - one field that has really accelerated has been computer vision, there's been greater specificity in detecting tumors in radiographs," says Tom Eck, CTO of Industry Platforms. IBM has been making key acquisitions to help train Watson. The company has spent more than $4 billion buying companies that gather and examine healthcare data.
Legal Robot can become your cyber Lawyer. A living breathing attorney can be expensive but Legal Robot can help professionals tackle legal problems by using machine learning algorithms to translate legal documents into simpler text. It also detects errors in contracts and helps people write in legalese.
With 500 words or less Receptiviti.ai allows you to analyze a person's psychology. By inputting an email or a blogpost this AI can give you feedback on the behavior of a person and some insight on interacting with that individual.
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Editor's Pick: This article was originally published on August 3, 2017.