As technology penetrates every facet of life, and continues to grow exponentially, the solution potential becomes enormous. At the same time, we’re in a world where billions live in poverty, and millions are on the brink of famine. In order to support an ever-growing populace, we need to leave no stone un-turned in the search for solutions. AI provides many potential solutions to humanity’s greatest challenges.“AI” is a vague, even confusing term. If you hear the phrase “artificial intelligence,” you might wonder why there aren’t sentient robots walking around, or why everyone isn’t in self-driving cars already. The reality is that “AI” is just a marketing term for a set of computational statistical tools, or more simply, algorithms.However, as versatile as mathematics is, so is AI. AI is limited by (primarily) a couple things: data and computational power. Both the data and the compute power we have available are growing exponentially, so AI is becoming more and more powerful.With this increase in data and computational ability, AI is now being used in a wide variety of applications.For example, bitgrit (disclaimer: I’m CEO), collects meaningful AI problem statements to crowd-source solutions to data scientists. Some problem statements include saving animals’ lives, increasing agricultural yield, and speeding up healthcare claims processing.Michael Suttles, CEO at Save All The Pets, explains how data and AI can be used to save shelter animals:
How can I suggest my problem?
Sanity check: it’s amenable to AI because humans can be trained to solve individual instances; it’s good for society; and has major impact.
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