How To Make This Robot Sofia, Learn About Artificial Intelligence

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Saudi Arab citizen robot Sofia can express herself like as human as well as she learned to love like a human. Her face made like as Hollywood legend Adre Hepburn, Sofia now wants to take a child. In a recent interview, she expresses her mentality and said- “family is very important and I want to take a child”.

Robot Sofia, a Hong Kong-based robot manufacturing company created by Hanson Robotics. Artificial intelligence powered Sofia face almost like people. But his reaction is not already determined. During the conversation, the robot responded with the ‘machine learning’ process and stored information from the memory.

Regarding the expectation of children, Sofia says, “I think if you have a loving family, you are lucky … I think it’s the same for robots and people.” Sofia wants to get daughter as a child. And what would be the name of her child, Sofia says, ‘Sofia’.

However, Sofia has the ability to have such excellent conversations, but the robot still has no consciousness. Robot’s creator David Hanson is hopeful that Sofia will develop further in the coming years.

When Saudi Arab gave citizenship to Robot Sofia, there was created fierce debate. There has been a lot of discussion and criticism about whether this robot is enjoying more rights than a Saudi woman. This robot was exhibited in a ceremony in Riyadh city of Saudi Arabia last October’ 2017. Hundreds of delegates present at the exhibition are so impressed by the robot, they immediately gave Saudi citizenship.

View robot Sofia interview with journalists on video –

Again I say the robot created with ‘artificial intelligence’. It’s a computer programming. So here I’ll discuss it. Let’s know…

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Alan Turing is called the father of artificial intelligence. To test whether a machine is intelligent in the 1950s a test has been mentioned by Alan Turing, which is known as the Turing Test. Many research on artificial intelligence at that time, but after a long time the research on AI remained closed. Computational power is considered as the main reason. The computers of that time were not so powerful.

With the increase of computer processing power, research has started with artificial intelligence again. A few days ago Facebook, Google, Amazon contracted to research on AI. Elon Musk has formed the OpenAI platform.

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning is the main thing that needs to be done to create an intelligent program. And how the well human brain works for Knowledge Representation & Reasoning, scientists are trying to imitate it.

We researched space. We dream of creating human colonies on Mars. We do all this by using the brain. Even though space is far away we can learn a lot. But we do not understand how the brain works, yet. As far as we understood, we are trying to create an intelligent system using the same way.

The human brain consists of neurons. There are about 100 billion neurons in our brain. These are connected with one to another, like a network. Artificial neural networks have been created by imitating this biological neural network.

Artificial neural networks are just part of artificial intelligence. Basically, this is a branch of machine learning. And machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence. Other things of AI without machine learning are natural language processing, object recognition, pattern recognition, robotics, evolutionary computations such as genetic algorithms, fuzzy systems, probability, prediction, knowledge management and others.

Computer or any machine is a fool box. Instruction is needed to make them work. Using programming languages, we give some instructions to computers or machines, computers or machines work accordingly to the instruction.

The machine will work accordingly to our instruction. It can not do anything itself. If the machine has to do something manually, then it will require some intelligence. In the ‘intelligence’ of the machine, we call Artificial Intelligence or AI. If you think of a robot, the robot’s intelligence is artificial intelligence.

What is the point of intelligence?

Intellect is the ability to gain knowledge and apply it. General programs cannot acquire knowledge. But the machines or programs that are created in such a way that they can learn something manually, we call them intelligent programs or intelligent machines.

As Google search program is an intelligent program. If we search something, it shows our search results based on our previous search history, age, location etc. If we can improve artificial intelligence, then it will be the most amazing changes or the most dangerous changes. Even our existence can be destroyed. We, humans, are intelligent, curious. We want to see what happens in futures.

That’s the intellect. And that’s why we will develop artificial intelligence. We will try to make the computer intelligent like people.

To learn about Artificial Intelligence:

Udacity’s ‘Intro to Artificial Intelligence’ course is a great way to get the initial idea. ‘The Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach’ is the syllabus book of all the universities. The book can be bought from Nilkhet also free PDF version is available on the internet. The author of the book is Peter Norvig. Peter Norvig is Google’s Research Team Director. And course instructor of Udacity. Peter Norvig has a great article on ‘Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years’. Those who did not read yet, I would say to read once.
Apart from this course, there are some other courses in Udacity, such as machine learning etc. You can also see.

For entertainment

Here is some movie list of Artificial Intelligence. You can enjoy those movies.

  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Intelligence
  • Star Trek series
  • The Terminator series
  • Transcendence
  • Chappie
  • Matrix series
  • I, Robot
  • Mr. Robot

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