Articles by Tyler Schulze

CIA AI Cognitive Engines 09.14.17

Central Intelligence Turns to Artificial intelligence, with Extensive Adoption of Cognitive Engines

U.S. spy services are making extensive use of artificial intelligence cognitive engines to sift through ever-growing mountains of intelligence data. Dawn Meyerriecks, the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director for technology development, said her organization now is engaging in 137 separate AI projects, many of which involve companies in Silicon Valley, according to an article in…

09.13.17

Object Recognition Drones for Shark Detection

Worried that sharks might be lurking near your beach? There’s no need to get a bigger boat; instead contact Australia-based Westpac Group, which is offering Shark Spotter, a system that uses drones equipped with object recognition to detect signs of sharks in the water. Shark Spotter works with Little Ripper drones, which are military-grade unmanned…

08.15.17

Companies Should Make More Use of Cognitive Engines

Despite massive investments in artificial intelligence in the tech market, few companies in other industries have engaged in large-scale implementation of AI, according to McKinsey & Co. Only a small percentage of non-tech companies have adopted AI cognitive engine technology, with an even smaller portion employing multiple cognitive engines. This finding reveals a massive opportunity…

Public Safety AI 07.18.17

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Government Agencies

Freedom of information: It’s not just an act – it’s a fundamental principle of democracy. Without unfettered access to facts, informed judgments cannot be made about agency and mission directions, causing a breakdown of the marketplace of ideas. Unfortunately, much of the vast troves of data compiled by the government today are trapped in silos…

Baidu Text to Speech Recognition 06.2.17

Baidu’s Text-to-Speech Technology Does Perfect Voice Impressions

The capability to detect and emulate slight differences in accents and voice characteristics is a fundamental human trait that allows people to understand social identity and fit in with different groups. However, systems like digital assistants often come up short when it comes to understanding and conveying these subtleties. Enter Chinese internet giant Baidu Inc.,…

03.17.17

Artificial General Intelligence: Lofty Goal or Fool’s Errand?

Despite nearly 60 years of experimentation with artificial general intelligence (AGI), mankind still hasn’t achieved the goal of creating a single machine that can perform all cognitive tasks as well as humans can. But what if there was a way to attain AGI-level artificial intelligence (AI) using today’s technology? The fact is that artificial narrow intelligence…