During my time on VentureBeat, I’ve been able to meet and talk with some amazing people. One of them was Kyle Wiggers. He’s a software engineer with a special interest in artificial intelligence (AI).
Special interest in artificial intelligence (AI)
Whether you’re working on a research project or developing a product, AI technology can help you get the most out of your data. The ability to understand data on a scale and at a speed that would be impractical for humans can greatly enhance the performance of your company.
AI technology is already bringing great benefits to business. From identifying patterns in data to finding rare events, artificial intelligence can help businesses develop strategies based on the flow of new information. Aside from improving productivity, technology can also reduce risks and deliver a competitive advantage.
While Hollywood movies often show AI as robots, artificial intelligence is actually a type of human intelligence. AI researchers have begun to apply their knowledge to various areas, including health care, retail, and financial markets.
The most important advances in AI have come from machine learning. These algorithms train on massive amounts of data, which are often annotated to highlight specific features. This is especially helpful in areas like speech recognition and natural language processing. Machine-learning systems can then apply the labels to new data.
Despite some reservations, the ability of AI to learn and respond to new data is a powerful capability. In fact, AI can automate up to 64% of data-processing tasks. Combined with big data, AI can also enable businesses to improve their marketing efforts.
Amongst the many articles of worship that I’m privy to, Kyle’s snazzy top of the line office is a standout in its own right. One of the more enjoyable aspects of his plethora of pips is the fact that he’s an avid shopper and that the office aficionado is a conscientious home brewer. We have to admit, he’s a hardworking gent and we’re fortunate to have him on our team. Indeed, he’s the unofficial spokesman of the group and a fervent aficionado. One of the more arduous tasks for our resident savant is the requisite debriefings. Besides the aforementioned, we’ve got a hardworking family of five. So, as the harried harrasser, and the occasional nudge, I am a proud and devoted member of the family. Having a smoky smoky smoky is no small feat in itself! Besides, we’ve got two dogs in the pack and an ever-growing furry family that needs to be taken care of.