Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science that aims to create intelligent machines. It has become an essential part of the technology industry.
Although there is often lots of hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI), once we strip away the marketing fluff, what is revealed is a rapidly developing technology that is already changing our lives. But to fully appreciate its potential, we need to understand what it is and what it is not!
Read on to know more about AI and six countries those can challenge the two juggernauts.
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In 2017 May, Singapore was one of the first countries which has annnounced a national strategy naming AI Singapore. The initiative brings the government, research institutions and companies together to collaborate on research and speed up local adoption of AI, with $109 million to spend over five years.
UAE is the first cpuntry in the Middle East to publish the AI strategy and is also said to be the only country in the world that has created a Ministry of Artificial Intelligence.
Israel is becoming a world leader in the Medical Artificial Intelligence with dozens of new health care startups in the country which has a population of New Jersey. The government of Israel has also announced a five year program having a budget of $280 millions for digitizing the patient data and use AI for gathering the important insights having a hope of turning the homegrown expertise into the consumer products those can make Israel an industry leader.
This summer, India has released its Artificial Intelligence strategy but it contains a big idea which will surely help them to catch up. The plan, which they are calling #AIforAll, will focus on projects around health care, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure, and smart mobility and transportation.
The government of France has released a document heading 150 paages which spells out its AI efforts surrounding tue health, environment, security sectors and transportation and is also putting $2 billion in to the funding projects around those areas.
Two amidst the four godfathers of AI boom namely, Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton, live, work, and teach in Canada. Their efforts have helped spur major research and an AI industry those include offices for Uber, Google and Facebook.