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Before we start learning about the different types and applications of AI, we need to learn what AI is. IBM describes Artificial Intelligence as “any human-like intelligence exhibited by a computer, robot, or other machine”. AI can be easily explained as three definitions: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and General Artificial Intelligence.

What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning is done through neural networks with at least 1 hidden layer. There are many different types of neural networks. Some of the most popular neural networks include CNNs, RNNs, MLPs, and GANs. While these are all types of machine learning, they all use very different methods. There…

Intersection with cars on all sides
Intersection with cars on all sides
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Problems with existing infrastructure

In the United States alone, there are more than 2.5 million intersection accidents annually. This accounts for 40% of all car crashes. Even though there are many road safety laws and technologies designed to protect us, there are still two people who die in the U.S. everyday from people who do not stop at red lights. With the computer vision and AI fields increasing so rapidly and overlapping with so many other sectors, it is baffling that there are no scalable solutions to this problem yet. Cities are starting to roll out smart traffic lights to decrease traffic congestion. The…

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This article aims to show that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2014 article titled I Don’t Give a **** If We Agree About Climate Changeis even more relevant today. More importantly, this is an excellent approach to selling people on why a carbon neutral society is the only viable option. Schwarzenegger uses his ideas, voice, and diction to make the reader understand what he is speaking about and keep them engaged with his writing. This allows the article to be not only informative, but also enjoyable to read. This work acts as a call to action for people to think about their…

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“We have gone from the information age into the disinformation age” — Scott Pelley

Artificial Intelligence has scary implications for the world at large. AI is not the same as it is portrayed in movies like The Terminator or Wall-E, and those are not the real reasons you should be scared of it. From social media bots to audio and video deep fakes that will make you question reality, let’s look at the more sinister ways that Artificial Intelligence is being used.


Collin’s Dictionary defines a deepfake as “a way of adding a digital image or video over another image…

Ashwin Gnanam

Interested in learning about Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing, and how I can use them to help humanity.

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