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October 2016, Vol. 2, No. 9

Artificial intelligence technology poised to power mobility

Many people associate artificial intelligence technology with the Terminator's infamous Skynet system that takes over the world and attempts to eliminate mankind. Yet these technologies can provide services that are far more practical and desirable today. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic of debate since the 1960s. Now, AI has resurfaced in the form of machine learning and cognitive computing, which essentially allow computers to learn information by detecting patterns based on algorithms. These technologies have a better chance of success today because of the ubiquity of mobile technology and powerful cloud-based analytics. Mobile and cloud-based applications provide fertile ground for AI technology, such as chat bots and virtual assistants, to take advantage of internet algorithms. Credit card fraud detection and compromised password recognition for social networking sites are two examples of machine learning at work. Apple, Google and Microsoft all highlighted how machine learning can improve messaging ...

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