Artificial intelligence that can predict the future—or at least a small piece of it

| | June 26, 2018
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There’s an artificial intelligence system that can peer into the future and anticipate what you’re about to do.

[F]ortune-telling AI can only guess what someone will do within the next few minutes. As long as those next few minutes definitely involve cooking. And the past few minutes also involved cooking.

OK, look, we’re just going to come out and say it: scientists created a salad- and breakfast-food-predictor. New research that will be presented at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition later this month details how a machine learning algorithm was trained with hours of videos of people preparing salads and breakfast food. Now it can now predict the next few steps of all sorts of salad recipes when the system sees someone start to make one.

The scientists behind the algorithm envision a future in which smart home devices can recognize what you’re doing and automatically step in to help. Maybe your smart speaker could remind you that you skipped a step of a recipe, or a futuristic Bluetooth stove could adjust the heat as you put each ingredient on the skillet. 

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Of course, in order for such a system to work, you would have to be okay with setting up all sorts of internet-connected gadgets in your home, and [that] might not be worth the AI-generated kitchen tips.

Read full, original post: This Artificial Intelligence System Predicts The Future To Help You Around The House

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