5 Marvelous Creations Of AI

Artificial Intelligence refers to the simulation of human intelligence by machines. In simple words, it refers to the creation of intelligent machines, particularly PC’s that are able to perform a range of things that can previously be performed only by humans.

From its inception to present, the realm of AI has witnessed a plethora of innovation. This article will present few such remarkable breakthroughs that has happened in recent years.

Sophia, The Social Robot

  • Developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, Sophia is a social humanoid robot
  • The robot was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia in October 2017, becoming the first robot to have a nationality
  • The robot received the United Nations Development Programme’s first ever Innovation Champion, thus becoming the first non- human to receive any United Nations title.
  • To date, Sophia can display more than 50 facial expressions
  • With the help of the cameras within the robot’s eyes, Sophia is able to see, sustain eye contact, remember individuals and follow faces
  • A Natural language subsystem allows the robot to have conversations and process speech.
  • The robot was upgraded with functional legs in January 2018, thus attaining the ability to walk.


Norman, The Psychopathic Robot

  • Created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Norman is the first Psychopathic Artificial intelligence
  • Norman was trained via Machine Learning (MI) using large volumes of skewed data, including  “extended exposure to the darkest corners of Reddit.”
  • According to MIT, Norman is a case study on the negative consequences of using biased data in Machine Learning(ML)
  • When subjected to Rorschach Inkblot Test, Norman was shown an image which it captioned as ‘a man is electrocuted and catches to death’ as compared to a standard AI which captioned the same image as ‘a group of birds sitting on top of a tree’ pointing to the stark difference in perspective
  • Interesting Tidbit: Norman is named after Norman Bates, a psychopathic killer in Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.


RF- Prose, The See-Through-Walls AI

  • Now, DC’s Superman is not the only person having X-Ray vision!
  • Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), RF- Prose is a new AI system that is able to see human movements through walls
  • Using neural network, this AI system detects and analyze radio signals bouncing off a person’s body and then creates a dynamic stick figure that is able to imitate human movements.
  • RF-Prose could be used in monitoring diseases like Parkinson & MS
  • It could also be used for security purposes, in search & rescue and in video games


Creative AI


  • Ever heard of “Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash” ?The content of the book is as absurd as it sounds.
  • This book was not written by J.K. Rowling, rather by Botnik Studio which fed a computer’s algorithmic tool with the Harry Potter saga and in return got the said book( 3 chapters)
  • AI has also forayed into music composition, as evidenced by Shimon.
  • Developed by Georgia Institute Of Technology, AI Shimon composed 30-second pieces of original music in June 2017; something similar was showcased by Google during Barcelona’s Sonar festival.


On the cards..

Revamping With AI

Google is set to revamp its Google Maps and Google News soon!

  • Google will enable users to open camera with Google maps to launch what is called as Visual Positioning System(VPS). With VPS, the traditional google maps will transition into real-  time pop- ups of the city- street.
  • AI will also power Google News, enabling a richer representation of the world; most visible in Google news’ new full coverage feature
  • Powered by AI, Google News will present  information from the web in a non-personalized and algorithmically generated flow depicting a timeline of events as the story broke. Google news will also present opinions, analysis of the aftermath and videos & tweets from YouTube
About Vibhuthi Viswanathan

Vibhuthi is a an avid follower of the latest trends in the world of Technology. Her writing aims to engage and educate the readers on all things Tech. When she is not twirling with words and pauses at SpringPeople, she binge reads popular literature.

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