Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Artificial Intelligence – The Vehicle of Innovation
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been present in computer science and engineering since their origins; however, until recently its promises offering robust tools for dealing with complex intellectual tasks have usually turned out futile, e.g. the promise of online translations from one natural language to another. It has just changed thanks to a significant progress in the area of machine learning and the use of advanced neural networks. It seems that the recent success of the Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo computer programme that won a five Go game match against Lee Sedol, a world class human Go player, opens a new chapter of the AI and its real life applications. AI solutions can be injected into an array of conventional tools and facilities making them smarter, more efficient and more ergonomic. Examples: smart home appliances, smart wearing, smart cars, smart buildings, smart grids, and smart cities. It is claimed that the AI has become a powerful instrument of innovativeness going horizontally across very many areas of daily life, work, education, medical service, security, etc. It is also true for information science. Indeed, the AI can procure breakthrough solutions for information science, too. The paper provides a few examples towards this end.