Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Businesses are adopting artificial intelligence tools and technologies across the board: From the IVR of their call centre to the chatbots on their website. Individuals are too. Slowly but surely, AI is influencing how we do everyday things, be it shopping, learning, working etc. And each of them would have started off as a small project somewhere in the mind of an artificial intelligence engineer. Today, let’s look at artificial intelligence projects from around the world that are persistently influencing modern lives.

Artificial Intelligence Projects You Must Explore

Just so you can have easy access to the project that appeals to you the most, we’ve broken down our list of top artificial intelligence case studies into small groups across categories. Let’s begin with business. 

Artificial Intelligence Projects: AI in business

#1 Facebook Bots for Workplace

Workplace is Facebook for work. As an enterprise social networking platform, it offers companies to build a place for collaboration and community among their employees. One of the interesting AI applications with Workplace is the ability to build custom chatbots. From posting on groups to solving complex employee problems, your chatbot can be as intelligent as you want. In fact, you can build your own chatbot right away.

#2 Microsoft Translator app

Microsoft is breaking the next barrier in multinational collaboration: Language. The new translator app uses neural machine translation technology to enable conversations, in both text and speech, across 60+ languages, for global teams. In fact, it even enables speakers of multiple languages to join the same conversation, translating one-to-many at the same time. 

Artificial Intelligence Projects: ‘Art’ificial intelligence

#3 A novel written by AI

A former ghostwriter for the Obama administration, Ross Goodwin, once went on a road trip with an artificial intelligence system. Taking data from a camera, microphone and GPS fitted to the car he was travelling in, the AI wrote him a novel. He published it unedited, which became the world’s first novel written by AI. The novel wasn’t a creative genius by any means, but it is a window into what the future might be when AI begins to understand our world.

Artificial Intelligence Projects: AI in everyday life

#4 Personal assistants

Briana. Siri. Cortana. Google Now. On any phone/laptop today, there is an AI-powered personal assistant who can answer questions, set alarms and reminders, place calls etc. They study several artificial intelligence datasets and combine a bunch of AI methods like voice recognition, natural language processing, convolutional neural networks, long short-term memory etc.

#5 Smart cameras

Cameras with AI-powered light sensors, facial recognition and automatic post-processing have reached even some of the basic-range smartphones. Apple brought ‘deep fusion’, its new computational photography process for the triple-camera iPhone 11, which uses AI to take perfect pictures. We wrote about AI in photo editing apps before.

Artificial intelligence future for cameras have a much more wide-ranging application. Researchers are working on a camera with a brain — “connecting a neuromorphic event-based camera to a high-speed ultra-low power consumption asynchronous visual data processing system”.

Artificial Intelligence Projects: AI is all work and all play

#6 Deep blue

Deep Blue is a chess-playing computer, which beat the then world champion, Gary Kasparov, in 1997. Developed first by Carnegie Mellon University and later by IBM, the aim of this machine was to analyze the human way of playing chess and mimic it in a way that can beat a chess grandmaster. Deep Blue paved the way for artificial intelligence case studies in chess, as well as other strategy games.

#7 AlphaGo

Such as Go, which is a strategy board game invented in ancient China. Go is far more complex than chess with over 2×10170 possible moves. AlphaGo is a Google DeepMind’s project that uses deep neural networks, and training from artificial intelligence datasets of over 30 million moves and reinforcement learning to improve. The program’s win in 2016 is considered to be a major milestone in AI research.

Artificial Intelligence Projects: AI in brain science and simulation

#8 Virtual brain

The Blue Brain project digitally reconstructs the brain of a rodent, with an aim to eventually do so for humans, by studying the brain circuitry. With neural networks, the researcher aims to create a self-learning in a machine to protect itself from external conditions. Now, how’s that for an artificial intelligence future!

#9 Real-time simulations

Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulations (SEAS) is a tool for intelligence agencies developed by Purdue University. It has data sets of over 69 countries and can run various real-time simulations to predict and evaluate future events. It is being used by US Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. 

#10 AI pets

After nearly a decade-long gap, aibo, the artificial intelligence pet was brought back to the market by its maker Sony. Aimed to be a companion robot for adults, aibo is one part pet and one part personal assistant. It can monitor your microwave, set reminders, even clean up after you. If a robotic dog tickles your fancy, teach it new tricks at the aibo developer program.

Since the time you started reading the article, there might be hundreds of new spectacular artificial intelligence projects that have been executed. Because that’s the speed at which AI is evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, stay in touch, keep practicing. Find projects of varying complexities and keep sharpening your AI skills. If you don’t know where to start, consider Springboard’s online learning program in AI/ML.