Glimpse Of Intel AI & HPC Summit : Intel’s Vision For Artificial Intelligence
Thought of writing highlights of Intel AI & HPC Summit held in Bengaluru on 9Mar2018, The event was superb What is AI, What is current state of AI, What is future of AI. Now the whole world is talking a lot about AI , Artificial intelligence is transforming the industries, health care, transportation, education and our entire life style 🙂 There are lot of positive side of Artificial Intelligence but many people are afraid about the future, some even say Humanity may destroy either by natural disasters or by AI and some of the demos shown in yesterday’s summit also tend to think us in that way.
What is AI (Artificial Intelligence) ?
Well I do not give textbook definition for AI, because one google search on this topic will give you many definitions, here I would like to explain AI in simple way, humans are most intelligent animals on this planet, we invented machines to ease our life, we learn to manage and control the machines for our comfort, but that era is over, now we are onto a new transformation, machines are becoming smarter than humans, with no doubt one can say in future machines will control humans 🙂 thats all AI
for your better understanding of AI, Intel defines as ” the key to machine intelligence is that it must be able to sense, reason, and act, then adapt based on experience.”
- Sense—Identify and recognize meaningful objects or concepts in the midst of vast data. Is that a stoplight? Is it a tumor or normal tissue?
- Reason—Understand the larger context, and make a plan to achieve a goal. If the goal is to avoid a collision, the car must calculate the likelihood of a crash based on vehicle behaviors, proximity, speed, and road conditions.
- Act—Either recommend or directly initiate the best course of action. Based on vehicle and traffic analysis, it may brake, accelerate, or prepare safety mechanisms.
- Adapt—Finally, we must be able to adapt algorithms at each phase based on experience, retraining them to be ever more intelligent. Autonomous vehicle algorithms should be re-trained to recognize more blind spots, factor new variables into the context, and adjust actions based on previous incidents.
What Does AI Look Today ?
Reference : How To Get Started as a Developer in AI
As per Prakash Mallya, Managing director – Sales and Marketing Group, Intel India Pvt Ltd, today the traffic due to ai, some stats shows as follows.
3000 GB per day from smart hospitals
4000 GB per day from smart Cars
1, 000, 000 GB per day from connected factories
also 1 in 7 organisations adopting AI and the key sectors where AI is being adopted are, BFSI (Banking Finance Services and Insurance) , Health care, Industries, Self driving cars etc.
Intel’s Vision For AI
Intel is focusing on different aspects to emerge as leader in AI, it is not only building great products but it is creating the whole eco system to succeed in this AI era. Following are some of the key focus for Intel, which we can say building blocks for Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
pcworld has detailed post about how Intel is mastering in machine learning through Intel’s Nervana, a Deep Learning Cloud and System. Nervana Cloud is a hosted platform designed to give organizations of all sizes the ability to quickly build and deploy deep-learning tools without having to invest in infrastructure equipment or a large team of experts. Based on neon, Nervana’s open-source deep-learning framework, the full-stack offering is optimized to handle complex machine-learning problems at scale
2. Reasoning System
Another important building blog for AI is, reasoning system. Intel® Saffron™ uses human-like reasoning to find hidden patterns in data to enable confident decisions that deliver rapid return on investment (ROI).
3. Computer Vision
Intel® Movidius™ VPUs drive the demanding workloads of modern computer vision and AI applications at ultra-low power. By coupling highly parallel programmable compute with workload-specific hardware acceleration, and co-locating these components on a common intelligent memory fabric, Movidius achieves a unique balance of power efficiency and high performance. Movidius technology allows device makers to deploy deep neural network and computer vision applications in categories such as smartphones, drones, intelligent cameras and augmented reality devices.
4. Depth Sensing
Intel® RealSense™ technology is fundamentally re-shaping the future of technology by equipping devices with the ability to see, understand, interact with, and learn from their environment.1 There are three products with depth perception technology that enable you to create new and innovative ways to connect with the world.