Travel was perhaps the first industry to be hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and post COVID-19, it is estimated that more than 50 million professionals would be laid off. With the whole world getting into a lockdown phase and with no saying when things will get normal again, it’s a huge challenge ahead. While people still want to go out and see places, it’s a health risk, not many would like to take on. However, the best response to this crisis is going to be the responsibility of the tech giants. In not just tracking the virus but also to identify and forecast future outbreaks (we already have smaller outbreaks happening all across), it will be data science, AI and related technology that will save the day.
- AI for virus diagnosis
Companies like Infervision have already come up with an AI-based solution that assists healthcare professionals in both monitors and detect the disease. With an improved diagnosis, it could be the new norm of travel.
In the age of public safety, video analytics is becoming the trend, which every other individual is looking forward to. Video analytics, also known as intelligent video analytics is a software that is used to monitor video streams in near real-time. While monitoring the videos, the software identifies attributes, events, or patterns of specific behavior via video analysis of monitored environments. It is designed to meet the need for increased surveillance video that a security guard will not offer.
How does it work?
The video analytics software is available form installed on camera and NVR. Each version of the software comes with different features, but does the same thing. Moreover, the setting of this software also differs accordingly. For example, many business owners use surveillance systems for detecting motion in the store. Using video analytics, even if your business shutter is down, the video system will still give you the result.
Gone are the days of classroom teaching and learning processes for high-grade learning. With the advent of superior technology, we now have machine learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques coming up which has no doubt boosted the e-learning industry. With the state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting edge technology, it is without a doubt that machine learning would soon take over every platform for education. These processes not only allow any software to behave in a more intelligent manner but also automatically upgrades by itself.
How can e-learning be beneficial from Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?
Enabling a better delivery of the content
Designing any course online via a Learning Management Application is not just a one-time thing. The content of the course needs to be revised time and again according to the feedback given by the students who take up the courses. This feedback can be in a sort of any comment, or by a questionnaire or simply by ratings, quizzes and results. Artificial Intelligence enables the utilization of an artificial network of neural connections or even deep-seated algorithms for processing the information to optimize the content which requires a very minimal amount of human intervention.
Even though cats and dogs are different animals, what is the point of distinction between them? You might term the ability to distinguish between a cat and a dog to be common sense, but it is described as deep learning. People are not programmed to recognize different attributes in an object by inputting external information. These capabilities are inherent and cannot be induced through external stimuli, and thus are unnoticeable for us humans.
Computers, on the other hand, need gradual feeding- in the form of deterministic algorithms- to detect even the most simple judgments. Despite the surge in machine learning and connectivity, a computer cannot do what a toddler does unintentionally. The following are the developments in deep learning:
- Over the past six years, deep learning, which is a branch of artificial intelligence, has made tremendous progress, taking inspiration from the neural networks of the human brain. Facebook’s AI lab has built a system that can answer basic questions, to which it has never been exposed to. Amazon’s smart speaker, Echo uses deep learning as well. And three years back, Microsoft’s chief research officer took everyone by surprise at a lecture in China where the machine used deep learning to translate his English into Mandarin with the output in his own voice and an error rate of only 7%. Continue reading
Whether you are a technology enthusiast or not, you must have heard of the term IoT (Internet of Things)? It is a trend that has caught up to our lives and soon we are going to witness a significant change in using smart devices as they will all be smartly connected.
The prime fuel to the IoT ecosystem is the data from the devices that are being managed by edge analytics. Edge Analytics goes beyond just collecting data from the source of its production and is more about the data being processed so that IoT can use it more effectively for better operations. This collected data is then processed, making IoT independent of internet access at all times.
Hence, effectively, with edge analytics in place, IoT devices can use data every time.
Frankly, Big Data isn’t anything without the involvement of professional skills that help turn cutting-edge technologies into actionable insights. While media, education, healthcare, securities, all have taken the advantage of big data, financial industry too has started opening its doors to it. By unlocking the power of Big Data, they have also raised the worth of a data scientist that knows how to push the worth of a high amount of data which currently exists within an organization.
There’s no doubt in the fact that the modern business arena is bombarded with data. As per a report in the year gone by, McKinsey estimated that “big data initiatives in the healthcare industry of the US could account for as much as $450 billion in decreased health-care expenditure or up to 17 percent of the $2.6 trillion touchstones of the cost of US health-care”. It is important to note here that bad data costs the US approximately $3.1 trillion annually.
Therefore, the value of analyzing and processing of data is highly evident. And this is exactly where the spotlight comes on a data scientist. While most professionals are aware of how hot big data science is, they are still unknown to the value that a data scientist holds within a company.