The rise of artificial intelligence

Scientists are delving further into artificial intelligence research, which enables computers to gather and react independently to information. Commenting in The Age last week, Professor Tim Baldwin, from the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, said that even though there is a bit of hype surrounding artificial intelligence, researchers have come a long way.

As the focus of artificial intelligence shifts towards “deep learning”, a process which mimics digital neural networks in the human brain, major companies such as Google and Facebook are racing to use this technology to improve speech and emotion recognition systems.

Read “The Rise of Artificial Intelligence” by Iain Gillespie, The Age, January 23, 2014.