Real-time AI-cloud interaction set to make life smarter: author

Taipei, The real-time interaction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices and the cloud will facilitate the use of different technologies for learning purposes and make life more convenient, said Chris Anderson, author of bestseller The Long Tail.

There is a trend for individual technologies to start to converge and "learn together" through the sharing of data, Anderson said on Friday during the Digital Innovation Forum in Taipei as he discussed the development of cloud robotics.

In the future, there will be "a collective high brain, which is the AI and the cloud, that is driving and learning for millions of individual devices," he said.

The connection between those individual devices and the cloud, most likely through fifth generation mobile networks (5G), could create a "closed loop," in which real-time communication and feedback is made possible, he said.

In this way, AI devices will be able to adjust to their environment faster and provide more correct information for users, according to Anderson.

Such a mechanism will also enable the cloud to expand thanks to more data from diverse sources, which will give users more options when undertaking tasks, he said.

The network could apply to driverless vehicles, for instance, as embedded cameras and GPS systems identify road situations and send data back to the cloud.

If thousands of those cars operate together at the same time, a map of real-time situations could be created, and each car will not only know the situation around them but also a few blocks away thanks to the data shared.

That will enable each individual car to find the best route to reach its destination, and even result in motorists making different decisions, perhaps changing their plans or choosing to go elsewhere, he said.

The two-day APEC Business Advisory Council-sponsored forum that started Thursday is co-hosted by Taiwan and Papua New Guinea.

The forum invites international business leaders and digital innovators to offer experience and insight into digital innovation and its implications for the global economy, digital governance and cyber-security.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel