Squeak ! The chatter of Artificial Intelligence

“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from.”

Says Chef Gusteau to Remy the Rat in the film Ratatouille where we discover Remy’s the rats intelligence

Or again Just as Aquaman can converse with fish, so too can scientists at the University of Washington talk with rodents. Or on the other hand, in any event, they can more readily comprehend what rodents are squeaking about gratitude to adeep learning artificial intelligence (A.I.) framework with the astute name “Deep Squeak.” Researchers have made neural system innovation to analyse and translate rat vocalizations.

The modern definition of artificial intelligence (or AI) is “the study and design of intelligent agents” where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions which maximizes its chances of success.” – Science Daily

Yes …Rats can tell the difference between Dutch and Japanese, suggests a new study.
Like Human infants they are extremely sensitive to the rhythmic regularities of language, which researchers think may help infants to break sound into patterns they can decipher as words. They found that the rats responded significantly more often to the language they had been trained in – as long as the sentences were computer-synthesised or both languages were spoken by the same person.

The DeepSqueak program turns recordings of mouse chatter into visual output, which is then analyzed using advanced machine learning algorithms. In fact, the A.I. algorithms are in the same family as those used by self-driving cars to “see” their environment. The technology represents the first use of deep learning neural networks in rodent vocalization research

“As it turns out, rats and mice have this rich vocal communication, but it’s way above our hearing range, so it’s been really hard to detect and analyze these calls,” 

And big data, mixed with the ever increasing power of artificial intelligence, means all of our actions are being recorded and stored like never before.This information is being mined to identify social media trends for targeted advertising but it’s also being used to predict riots, election outcomes, disease epidemics and that’s not to mention the vast networks of surveillance cameras that could be used to track crowds and individuals in real time.

We live in an age of mass surveillance  There’s wisdom in crowds, and scientists are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict political crisis and forecast the future. Big Data Companies are using video surveillance, AI, and complicated mathematical algorithms to track and predict the movements of dense crowds and the individuals in those crowds.

Camera networks data mined for suspicious behavior could stop future bombings. But it isn’t easy and they aren’t there yet. There is so much data that needs to be annotated so that machines can understand human behavior. It can help the law enforcement so that they have eyes and they can make them more efficient and it can help solve crime and also help people.

But there is a downside to this. How much privacy are we willing to give up to be safe?

The implications of these technologies are vast… so you must not let anyone define your limits

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