The inventions in Artificial Intelligence are thriving the pace of invention despite the existing pandemic.
The year 2020 has surprised humans in many ways. From encountering a pandemic, addressing a global recession, and witnessing the global geopolitical changes, humanity is standing in ambiguous times. However, not everything is uncertain.
Throughout the year, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, Internet of Things, and augmented/virtual reality, amongst others have spearheaded innovation with a promising future. These technologies have validated that despite the crisis, technology will transform the world.
Henceforth, Analytics Insight brings you the major inventions of 2020 that has shaped the world.
BrainBox AI is the most revolutionary technology gifted to humanity. It utilizes self-adapting artificial intelligence technology which proactively optimizes the energy consumption of buildings, which are the largest climate change contributors.
Its AI engine supports a self-operating building that requires no human intervention. It optimizes the control of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, with the use of deep learning, cloud-based computing and automation to create maximum impact on energy consumption. By using BrainBox AI, commercial buildings can reduce the total energy costs by 25%, and improves occupant comfort by 60%.
Additionally, keeping in mind about the current crisis, the AI is designed in a manner, where it reduces the carbon footprint by 20-40%.
There are some diseases which have been detrimental to human health, even before coronavirus surfaced the earth. Cancer is listed amongst the most-deadliest disease, impacting human health. So far there have been no specific techniques that can detect cancer in its early stage. But researchers have made an AI system through which the patients can track the symptoms.
TrailJectory uses artificial intelligence to empower patients to own their cancer journey and analyze its global patient community’s accumulated data so that cancer patients take informed decisions. It analyzes all relevant treatment options and instantly presents only what is a relevant treatment plan concerning the patient’s condition.
Children have witnessed countless incidents of social chaos and apathy this year. The changing societal diaspora, increase in the incidents of hatemongering and racism poses a threat to the children’s learning of compassion and empathy. However, robotic advancements have led to the innovation of a tool that helps the children being kind and compassionate.
Emboddied Moxie is a robot that allows the children to be more empathic, kind and develop advanced human skills. Moxie can perceive, process, and respond to natural conversation, eye-contact, facial expressions and other behaviour to create a unique and personalized learning experience for the child. It helps to build verbal confidence amongst children and helps in picking the social-emotional concepts, the theory of mind and comprehension with the help of NLP. Tailor-made for the overall development of children, this nascent robotic tool helps in improving the physical health of the children with activities like breathing, and guided meditation to help develop emotion and self-regulation skills.
The uncertain times inflict melancholic feelings and mental distress, which is detrimental for the overall development of an individual. Especially, if this distress seeps through personal relationships it causes chaos. To eliminate the incidents of disruptive relationship, LOVOT is designed to bring emotional peace at home.
This emotional robotic model is a model that it senses the mood of an individual and reacts accordingly for elevating the mood. This is a perfect addition for having a peaceful, lovable and homey environment. The technology uses more than 50 sensors to create a behaviour which is very much like a human being.
The importance of getting reliable data is felt in every business across every sector during COVID-19. Owing to the remote working, it has become impossible for organizations to rely on the traditional methods of data mining. That’s where Apache Hadoop comes to the scene.
Commonly termed as Hadoop Ecosystem, Apache Hadoop crunches the data in a manner that allows distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. Designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, it offers local computation and storage. It is designed to detect and handle failures at the application layer, for delivering a highly-available service on top of a cluster of computers, each of which may be prone to failures.
Widely used by the big techs such as Google and Amazon, the NoSQL database is a mechanism through which a variety of models can access and manage the data. This database is designed specifically for managing and monitoring large data volume, low latency, and flexible data models. It is designed for addressing the limitations in data consistency. It is used in applications such as mobile, web, and gaming that require flexible, scalable, high-performance, and highly functional databases to provide great user experiences.
HTC Vive Pro Eye VR
As the name suggests HTC Vive Pro Eye is a virtual reality component tailored for precision eye-tracking, giving users a premium immersive experience. Like any sci-fi movie, this VR component allows eye movements and blinks in virtual avatars. It shows expressive, non-verbal interactions in conferences, chat groups and remote collaboration, thus bringing customized experiences for the user.
Developed by the beauty brand, L’Oreal Perso is a virtual reality tool that provides personalised beauty care for the user. The L’Oreal Perso app analyses the overall skin condition which gets alluded by human vision. This includes deep wrinkles, fine lines, the appearance of dark circles and pore visibility. It also assesses the factors such as geographic location, climate situation of the user, and environmental conditions which are impacting the human skin. The app also presents the assortment of L’Oreal products improving self-care.
In the year 2020, most meetings and conferences have shifted to online platforms. But network connectivity is the major limitation with remote working. Henceforth, Meeting Owl is an Internet of Things integrated robotic owl, custom made for working together from different locations. The Meeting Owl is the best tool for remote working set-up. Consisting of a mic, camera and speaker in only one robotic device, the user just needs to connect it with the laptop for a better experience.
Kuri Mobile Robot
The year 2020 has been a year where everyone got an opportunity to stay with their family, and to spend quality time. To enhance this experience, Kuri Mobile Robots is a home robot integrated with IoT sensors that interact with the user and the family members, and capture moments of every day with sensor-enabled cameras.
By Astha Oriel