In this era, when technology continues to get advanced and better, it may pleasantly surprise many to note that machines are getting closer to humans. They are performing duties that no one hitherto would be possible. In other words, machines and gadgets are being invented that can imitate human functioning, for example, in the human brain, eyes, and so forth. But perhaps one of the latest inventions, a clear manifestation of humans getting even closer to humans, is the machine that has been made and can imitate the human voice. The device was invented as part of completion for the Artificial Conversational Entities, known as the ACE. Several machines that could mimic the human voice were entered for the competition, and the winner was really awesome. During the competition, judges selected some of the five best machines and competed for five minutes to get the best. This comprised a five minute kind of interrogation, where there were unrestricted conversations with the machines, which tried to pass off as human beings. So real did these machines sound that one would not tell whether one was a machine or a human being.
Robots are one of the most significant milestones in the field of science and technology. They are ready to replace human beings. They can even be a friend to you or a companion when you need someone. Japan is one of the birthplaces of most robots. In Japan, people are trying to design a robot that can even show emotional reactions like fear, anger, sadness, disgust, happiness, and even surprise. When you say a word like ‘war’ to the robot, he immediately shows the emotion of fear, and when you say love, the robot smiles with its pink lips. What more do you expect an assembled metal and wires to do? The future of robots is extensive and more sophisticated uses. Researches are going on to bring about a robot to monitor farming. The robot would know the need of the plants and act based on that. When a plant needs water, the robot will water them, or if the plant needs nutrients, it would be supplied by the robot. So the robot is not restricted to the computer field and heavy machinery industries, motor industries, and paddy fields.
How about pressing a button to get the food for you or order the robot to bring a coffee. Life is sophisticated now. We have robots for everything. One important field that is indispensable is farming. There are many evolutions and extinctions in the various fields, but farming is the field that needs to flourish always since it is one of the sources of food for human beings. How about even farming is sophisticated controlled by an intelligent robot. This would be one of the milestones in the field of farming and the field of robotics. Researches are going on in these topics to build a robot that can manage a field, water plants and manage its own requirements.
When talking about artificial intelligence(AI), many people think that neural nets should be as intelligent as the human brain. Some people don’t even imagine how widely they are used in their life. Let’s narrow us to something more simple and understandable. The most exciting usage of AI is robotics. Today isn’t tough to build a simple robot with a few sensors and a couple of motors. But the harder part is to make it react to the real-world as you expect it to be. When programming the robot brain, there is checking sensor states and reacting to particular circumstances like hitting the wall, line on the ground, etc. But more sensors robot has more complex reactions may be. Programming of more complex systems may be painful without using simple neural networks.