Augmented Intelligence – No artificial flavours added to your AI

By Elena Nisioti

When our ancestors came up with tools and techniques to cultivate the earth, humanity experienced an Agricultural Revolution. When Watt invented the steam engine, he laid the ground for the Industrial Revolution. When personal computers and smart-phones became a part of our everyday life, the Digital Age began. Society has experienced continuous change due to…

A smooth introduction to computer vision

By Elena Nisioti

The history of computer vision has always been intermingled with our pursuit for artificial intelligence. The research groups that, in the late 50s, started investigating how machines can become intelligent, were also concerned with the question of how computers can mimic the ability of humans to see, and thus acquire a high level understanding of…

A simple introduction to speech recognition

By Elena Nisioti

Have you ever tried to watch a foreign movie in a language that you’ve recently learned without subtitles? Or conversed on the phone with someone that is eating at the same time? Speech recognition is a task where even humans face difficulties if the conditions are not ideal.

Machine Learning – How do machines think?

By Elena Nisioti

When Alan Turing coined the Turing test in his paper “Computing machinery and intelligence”, which laid the foundations of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, he was confronted with the following question: “Do machines think?”

Artificial Intelligence: A layman’s guide

By Elena Nisioti

In 1997, the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Kasparov. In 2011, Watson, an AI-powered computer system also developed by IBM, competed on Jeopardy!, a TV quiz show where participants provide a question in response to general knowledge clues, and won the first place against two former champions. In 2016, Google’s AI…