Showing posts from October, 2023

Black Box AI: Shading Light on AI's Opacity Pitfalls

Understanding Black Box AI Systems Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives. AI is automating many tasks that previously required human intelligence. While these AI systems are capable of impressive feats, most operate as "black boxes" - the inner workings are not transparent to the average user. This lack of transparency can be problematic when AI is applied in high-stakes domains like criminal justice, healthcare, and finance. Understanding the strengths and limitations of black box AI is crucial as these technologies continue permeating society. What is a Black Box AI System? A black box AI system refers to any artificial intelligence system whose internal logic and workings are opaque rather than transparent. The inputs and outputs of the system can be observed, but how the system produces its outputs from the inputs is unknown. For example, a system that analyzes mortgage applications to determine creditworthi

Conversational User Experience and Voice User Interfaces in AI Systems

Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and voice-enabled interfaces are revolutionizing how humans interact with technology. From smart speakers to chatbots, natural language processing is allowing for more natural conversations between humans and machines. Two key elements that enable effective human-computer conversations are conversational user experience (CUX) and voice user interfaces (VUI) . This article will provide an overview of CUX and VUI, discuss their importance in AI systems, and provide examples of their implementation. What is Conversational User Experience? Conversational user experience (CUX) refers to the overall experience a user has when interacting with an AI system through natural conversation. It encompasses the design of conversational flows, choice of words, personality and tone, use of rich responses like images/videos, and conveying a sense of empathy. The goal of CUX is to make interactions with chatbots and voice assistants as natural, intuiti

Artificial Intelligence Algorithms in Search Engines: A Look at Rankbrain and Other Examples

Search engines like Google rely heavily on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to understand search queries, crawl and index web pages, and rank results. One of the most important AI innovations in search has been Google's Rankbrain technology, introduced in 2015. As a leading expert in AI for search, I'll provide an overview of Rankbrain and other key examples of how search engines leverage AI. What is Rankbrain? Rankbrain is one of Google's machine learning systems used to help interpret the meaning behind search queries, understand intent, and rank pages. It acts as a relevance signal when ranking pages for a query. Here's a quick rundown of how it works: It receives search queries that Google has never seen before, helping the search engine handle "long-tail" queries. The system uses artificial neural networks and deep learning to analyze these queries and make inferences about their meaning, even if the specific keywor