AsiaIndustrial NetNews: Last Friday, in the final battle of the scientific reality show “The Strongest Brain”, Xiaodu equipped with Baidu artificial intelligenceRobotsuccessfully realized the cross-generational face recognition problem of inferring the appearance of children through parental photos, but Alex, the world memory master who represents the forefront of human brain power, failed in the same task, which became the latest achievement of the international artificial intelligence industry.
Replacing doctor’s assistants, service staff, drivers, data solvers, and even assisting in the “anti-trafficking” action – technology giants represented by BAT have invested heavily in artificial intelligence, starting a new round of technological competition.
The first case of “artificial intelligence cracking down on kidnapping”
Given a group photo of parents who lost their children many years ago, among the 40 girls who have grown up with different appearances, can you find the biological daughter of the parents? The tasks that are difficult for ordinary people to achieve are solved by artificial intelligence behind the scenes. Last Friday night, “The Strongest Brain” fully demonstrated the strength of Xiaodu Robot.
“Genetic inheritance can be divided into recessive and dominant, and there are even genetic mutations. For example, both parents have small eyes, and children may also have big eyes.” Changes, and even genetic inheritance, have greatly disrupted the task of intergenerational face recognition.
Baidu also released an exciting news. After collaborating with the country’s largest family tracing platform “Baby Home”, Baidu has taken the lead in using cross-age face recognition technology to find lost children, and has successfully assisted a family member who left home. 27-year-old lost child finds biological parents.
The man-machine battle staged at the same time is not the only one. From April 6th to 10th, mobilized by Kai-Fu Lee, CEO of the refurbishment workshop, the famous poker Robot creative team of Carnegie Mellon University in the United States visited China and stopped many human-machine battles in Texas Hold’em in Hainan. Not long ago, the artificial intelligence Go sequence “Exquisite Art” developed by Tencent AI Lab also frequently participated in the man-machine Go battle.
Face recognition, playing poker, playing Go… After Google AlphaGo swept the world’s top chess players, in the past six months, an individual artificial intelligence “player” began to appear in various brain competitions, as if becoming a well-known public” star”. “Making artificial intelligence popular is an important part of Xiaodu’s participation in “The Strongest Brain”,” said Lin Yuanqing, president of Baidu Research Institute.
Huge investment to meet the technological revolution
This is not a long-lasting whirlwind, and BAT has scrambled to demote AI technology research and development to a strategic level.
“In the future, when we arrive at the airport, we may be able to come out swaggeringly, and let the machine passively determine whether the body matches the information on the document, instead of queuing up and waiting for the task personnel to manually judge.” Lin Yuanqing proposed such an imagination. He revealed that during the “May 1” holiday this year, in addition to Wuzhen, which has already been used, other scenic spots in my country will also see face-swiping gates provided by Baidu to provide technical support.
“Artificial intelligence is not the next stage of the Internet, it is comparableindustryA new technological revolution of revolution. Robin Li, chairman and CEO of Baidu, asserted. He revealed that Baidu spent more than 20 billion yuan on research and development in the past two and a half years, most of which was invested in artificial intelligence.
Ali, who has never shown technical “muscles” to the outside world, is not to be outdone. At the end of March, Alibaba Cloud officially announced the ET industrial brain and the ET medical brain. The former is positioned as a doctor’s assistant. Currently, the fields that can provide support include fictional patient assistants, medical imaging, precision medicine, drug efficacy discovery, and new drug research and development. The latter is dedicated to The yield rate of industrial consumption lines has been reduced.
In 2016, Tencent also established the AI Lab, an artificial intelligence laboratory. Every time the AI chess player “Jingyi” who competes against human players comes from this department. At present, the achievements of Tencent AI Lab have been applied to hundreds of Tencent products, such as the general recommendation of Tiantian Express, WeChat search, and public opinion monitoring of Tencent Pictures and Penguin Pictures.
The artificial intelligence industry must be “grounded”
According to the “2016-2017 China Artificial Intelligence Industry Research Report” released by iiMedia Research, the scale of China’s artificial intelligence industry will increase from 10.06 billion in 2016 to 34.43 billion in 2019. In the face of capital competition, local gathering and “overheating” worries also began to emerge.
Take the Robot manufacturers that have sprung up like mushrooms in the last two years as an example. In the first half of 2015, more than 80% of the robot manufacturers had a year-on-year growth in their business, and only 20% of them had a year-on-year decline. However, from the perspective of profitability, the business surplus was as high as 70%. .
“There is intelligence without wisdom, and intelligence without emotional intelligence” – Tan Tieniu, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and vice chairman of the Chinese Society of Artificial Intelligence, poured “cold water” on the current artificial intelligence development with such a sentence. He believes that in the past year, breakthroughs have been made in the field of global public artificial intelligence, including speech recognition and passive driving, but the research and application of general artificial intelligence still has a long way to go.
He reminded that the popular artificial intelligence technologies such as intelligent robots, cognitive expert consultants, machine learning, and passive driving vehicles are in the “expansion period of hope”, and then they can enter the “period of disillusionment”. Therefore, enterprises should not follow the trend and invest, but should focus on cutting-edge theoretical research.
Another part of the industry pointed out that the biggest challenge for China’s artificial intelligence in the next year is “grounding”. “I feel that the most in need of breakthrough in AI this year is how to find more practical applications, and even indirectly provide value to producers.” said Song Jiqiang, president of Intel China Research Institute.
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