The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is perhaps one of the more exciting tech arenas today, due not least of all to the outlandish visions of science fiction films and novels. However, the gap between imagination and reality is steadily diminishing, and we already see the likes of KITT Car in today’s AI controlled driverless cars. Moreover, though the AI robots hitting the market aren’t quite as sophisticated as those of I, Robot (nor as alluring as Austin Powers’ Fembots) the potential of personal humanoid robots is swiftly progressing. However, these sensational advents are only one aspect of AI; Big Data, data analysis, and Machine Learning are the less glamorous but invaluable disciplines significantly intertwined with AI. Thanks to the rapid progress of AI technology, many of these tools are becoming available to small and medium organizations too.
The Cloud & AI
DimensionalMechanics is one startup putting AI to work with the launch of NeoPulse™, their cloud-based enterprise artificial intelligence platform.
Consisting of solutions NeoPulse Profile, NeoPulse Expert, and NeoPulse 3D, their product makes use of deep learning techniques when tackling complex data analysis, the collection of content, and simulation challenges through the integration of ‘human-like intuition’ into existing systems. In an exclusive with CloudTweaks, Rajeev Dutt, co-founder and CEO of DimensionalMechanics, say, “The feedback, insights and excitement we hear from development partners tell us that our new AI solutions are addressing real market challenges. Right now we’re working with a major broadcast media company to analyze online news content, images and video, identifying characteristics that help with curation and drive engagement, including clicks and readership, among key audience members. We’re also working with a major fashion and apparel design technology company to develop an application for designers, enabling them to create highly realistic 3D images at a quality suitable for detailed design, display, and analysis. The 3D simulation translates to Gaming development, virtual reality and augmented reality as well.”
A Targeted Approach
Delivering their platform and product offerings to development partners, DimensionalMechanics is initially focusing on fashion and retail technology, the broadcast media, and interactive entertainment gaming industries. Says Dutt, “We are squarely focused on horizontal artificial intelligence for enterprise users, using AI to solve wide-ranging market challenges, rather than address a single problem. With that in mind, we built NeoPulse as a cloud-based, fully extensible platform so that it would be flexible and developer-friendly. NeoPulse has the potential to make AI a scalable centerpiece of enterprise operations, lowering barriers and expanding access so that businesses can readily incorporate the power of AI into their existing systems and decision-making processes.”
Currently working with development partners on use cases, DimensionalMechanics is collaborating with a leading broadcast media company in the analysis of online news coverage, identifying features which lead to the highest levels of engagement. Concurrently, an advanced 3D design simulation applications is being built for a large fashion design technology company, allowing designers to input pattern specs, fabric, and body types with resulting visualizations of the end product.
Artificial Intelligence for Business
The role of AI in business is expanding, and Gartner predicts that by 2018, more than 3 million workers globally will be supervised by a “robo-boss,” while 20% of business content will be authored by machines. We can expect to see many more business-focused and practical AI assimilations in the coming years. States Dutt, “From the start, we’ve been driven to take artificial intelligence from the abstract into the tangible and provide real solutions to pressing enterprise concerns. It’s like the early days of the airplane – you can try replicating the bird, or you can focus on flying. We’re less interested in recreating the human brain itself than in leveraging AI technology’s human-like intuition in innovative, useable ways.”
By Jennifer Klostermann