Google Advances In Artificial Intelligence: The Impact It Will Have On Medicine, The Environment And Robotics (+ Video)

Google Advances In Artificial Intelligence: The Impact It Will Have On Medicine, The Environment And Robotics (+ Video)

(EFE).- Google announced this Wednesday several of its latest advances in artificial intelligence and its applications in different fields, from medicine, disaster prevention, robotics, literary creation or video.

One of them deals with the expansion of the flood forecasting initiative, which had been implemented in India and Bangladesh, and which will now be taken to 18 other countries, fifteen of them in Africa, two in Latin America (Brazil and Colombia) and one more in Asia (Sri Lanka).

In parallel, Google has announced the global launch of the FloodHub tool, a platform that indicates when and where floods can occur and whose information Google wants to be accessible from its map and search engine soon.

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The director of Innovations and Research, Katherine Chou, assured during the presentation at the Google offices in New York that this technology “has the potential to reduce deaths and economic damage by between 30% and 50%” and that they are also developing a similar tool for fire detection already available in the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Australia.

ULTRASOUNDS AND DIAGNOSIS

Chou also noted that Google is implementing AI in low-cost ultrasound imaging to easily collect information and help interpret the images “to help healthcare workers identify problems early in pregnancy.”

Medical diagnosis through retinal imaging, performed with ARDA technology, is another field where Google is trying to advance with the application of artificial intelligence, and it is already used in India.

Now, the technology giant wants to go one step further and is trying to make these diagnoses individually through the cell phone camera.

LANGUAGE RECOGNITION AND CREATOR AI

Google does not want to limit the use of its technology or the sale of its products only to users of the most widespread languages, but rather, as announced today, it has launched “ambitious research to create an artificial intelligence model that supports the thousand most spoken languages ​​in the world.

Today they have also presented two new projects related to the creation of images through text instructions called «Imagen Video» and «Phetaki».

With these applications, the machine creates fictitious high-resolution images in response to written commands that, in the case of photography, look very real.

Likewise, they showed how a robotic arm responded to certain information and was capable of reaching associations of ideas: thus, a user appeared telling the robot in writing that her favorite cup was the blue one and that her favorite sweets were the “emanems”, to which the robot responded by taking a small bag of “emanems” and placing it in a blue cup.

They also announced that they continue to develop tools that help in the writing of literary texts, for which they have summoned a group of professional authors who have been asked to create fictional texts using the Google LaMDA tool.

A Google technician demonstrates the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics, during the presentation of new advances in AI today, at the Google offices in New York (USA). Google announced this Wednesday several of its latest advances in artificial intelligence and its applications in different fields, from medicine, disaster prevention, robotics, literary creation or video. EFE/Jorge Fuentelsaz

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

Aware of all the questions about privacy and security generated by the creation of texts, high-quality realistic videos or the reproduction of faithful human voices, all the speakers emphasized that Google takes all these issues into account and has strict protocols.

“Obviously, there are some issues here that I want to discuss, about toxicity, misinformation and bias” on issues such as the use of fake images that could be used “to make it even easier to blur the distinction between what is real and what is not. », recognized the chief scientist of the Google Research section, Douglas Eck.

In this sense, Eck pointed out that Google intends to create controls on the “creation of images and videos” with this technology to, for example, “minimize the generation of toxic or violent content.”

He also pointed out that they have worked hard to ensure that these synthetic products are detected in case they were spread through networks.

“So we are going to continue working on these two forms of control. First of all, when it’s created, that it’s created responsibly, and when it’s spread, that we have ways to protect it,” he stressed.

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