5 Things You Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a storied history, dating back to the 1950s when scientists started learning how computers could independently solve problems.

A few decades and a few good (and bad) sci-fi movies later, AI is a mainstream concept that you may not realize impacts your daily life.

What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence “makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs, and perform human-like tasks.” Basically, it’s any software that can behave and do things typically done by a human. This includes seeing, talking, and listening, along with more complex tasks like diagnosing a patient or engineering a building. And it’s incredibly useful and helpful because computers can learn a lot faster than we can.

AI is all around you.

Rapid advancements in AI are the result of more powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data, and increasingly sophisticated algorithms. And AI is everywhere. Whenever you ask your phone for directions, order printer paper from a virtual assistant, or get help from an online chatbot, you’re “speaking” to an AI-powered device.

It’s estimated that chatbots will power 85% of customer service by 2020.

AI doesn’t just solve tech problems.

Whether it’s in healthcare, retail, or professional sports, AI is used to solve problems we didn’t even know we had. AI applications are acting as personal health care assistants reminding you to take your pills and exercise. In retail, AI improves personalized recommendations when you’re online shopping. And in the sports world, AI is used to capture game images and provide reporting that allows coaches to optimize field position and strategy.

AI and Machine Learning aren’t the same thing.

While you may have heard the terms Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) used interchangeably, they’re not one and the same. ML is a specific subset of AI that trains a machine how to learn. It’s when a computer system is fed large amounts of data, which it then reviews to find patterns and draw conclusions. Netflix is a prime example. The more you watch, the better the system knows which type of TV shows and movies to recommend the next time you log on.

The AI market is projected to become a $190 billion industry by 2025.

AI helps to keep us more secure.

Beyond ensuring you don’t have to search too hard for your favorite type of TV shows, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are playing a critical role in protecting communities and preserving peace of mind through superior security detection solutions.

Liberty Defense is leading the security solution charge with its HEXWAVE Active 3D imaging technology. HEXWAVE will use a form of low-power radar energy that creates 3D images in real-time to detect weapons through clothing and hand-held baggage, without disrupting the flow of everyday life or retaining any information that could be considered a threat to privacy.

Machine Learning technology will continuously improve and enhance HEXWAVE sensors to ensure the most accurate level of detection and an unprecedented level of non-intrusive security in public and private spaces.


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