6 10, 2019

Should driverless cars face a driving test?

By |2019-11-04T14:27:55+00:006th October 2019|AI, Robotics|

Driverless cars should face a driving test before they are allowed on the road. It would be an assumption that all cars are manufactured identically, so each car would have to pass its test before being allowed on the road. A bit like an MoT. This would be done yearly (like an MoT).  

22 07, 2019

The fear of AI

By |2019-11-04T14:27:55+00:0022nd July 2019|AI, IoT|

There is a lot of scaremongering about Artificial Intelligence, 5G and the Internet of Things. These technologies are powerful tools for good and can of course be abused. Make it your aim to use them for good, to benefit society or an individual. Compassion wins every time. Don’t let the desire for money, power or influence drive you, be a blessing to others and everyone benefits

11 07, 2019

Can Artificial Intelligence make a cup of Yorkshire Tea?

By |2019-11-04T14:27:55+00:0011th July 2019|AI|

Artificial Intelligence isn’t necessarily evil nor benign. It is simply a tool that is a clever way of using information or data combined with the power of a modern computer with code that is written in such a way that does things that humans can’t do easily. We on the other hand are really good at making a nice cup of Yorkshire Tea. 

25 05, 2018

AI 2018 and beyond

By |2019-11-04T14:28:08+00:0025th May 2018|AI|

Click on the link below to read article (Medium) https://towardsdatascience.com/artificial-intelligence-ai-in-2018-and-beyond-e06f05167f9c?source=linkShare-290e76fa9ad4-1527231485  

4 04, 2018

A Neural Network that works

By |2019-11-04T14:28:18+00:004th April 2018|AI, Topics|

The way the computer attempts to replicate intelligence is through a Neural Network (NN) similar to the brain. This Network is grouped in layers. An Input layer, an Output layer and Hidden layers. In the example we will be covering the computer looks at a handwritten number between 0 and 9. It struggles to work out what this number is because there are so many badly written ways that you or I can easily work out as the number 7 [...]

1 04, 2018

The brain as a machine

By |2019-11-04T14:28:18+00:001st April 2018|AI, Topics|

Artificial Intelligence is in some way trying to replicate the human brain using computers. The brain isn’t wired quite the same as a computer and vice versa. So it can’t work in exactly the same way but instead it has a good stab at trying to replicate it. To achieve this programmers (coders) have created Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) based around the brain’s neural network. The brain fires neaurons which carry small electrical charge, this can be replicated. It is [...]

29 03, 2018

Machines that can learn

By |2019-11-04T14:28:18+00:0029th March 2018|AI, Topics|

Artificial Intelligence is also called Machine Learning. We have a concept that machines just do what they are programmed or made to do. We don’t consider that they can learn from their mistakes like humans do or at least you would hope so. Computers have been seen as very fast adding machines able to crunch numbers and large amounts of data at great speed. Machines generally have a very fixed purpose, a car does one thing very well you don’t [...]

26 03, 2018

How intelligent are these machines?

By |2019-11-04T14:28:27+00:0026th March 2018|AI, Topics|

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for as long as there has been modern computers. Alan Turin who was one of the code breakers at Bletchley during the war was considered the founder of the maodern computer and there is a test called the Turin Test. In this test he considers a machine to the intelligent when it can answers questions so well that that the person asking them doesn’t realise that it is not human. What we have instead [...]

24 03, 2018

Artificial Intelligence part 1

By |2019-11-04T14:28:27+00:0024th March 2018|AI, Topics|

Artificial Intelligence AI for short is constantly in the news. It is both admired and feared at the same time but what is it and is it something that is going solve all our problems or create bigger ones. The future is very unclear and that brings uncertainty. As Humans we like to feel we are in control. We have machines which we control, a car, a washing machine etc. The thought that a machine could think for itself or [...]