June 2, 2016

AI for Everyone: Artificially Intelligent Machines are Here | Bonsai

AI for Everyone: Artificially Intelligent Machines are Here | Bonsai

The algorithms are more powerful than ever before, enabling computers to recognize images, identify voices, and interpret patterns and unseen input with unprecedented accuracy.

Artificially intelligent machines are here.

The algorithms are more powerful than ever before, enabling computers to recognize images, identify voices, and interpret patterns and unseen input with unprecedented accuracy. Machines today are, genuinely, beginning to understand — and it’s amazing.

Think of how vastly the Internet changed our lives for the better: billions of people have connected online; the entirety of the world’s information fits in our pockets; CAT VIDEOS.

Artificial intelligence will, without question, bring a level of innovation and opportunity not seen since the advent of the internet. So…

What does this have to do with us? Bonsai was born from two ideas:

00: Intelligent machines, just like intelligent humans, will need to learn.

When we teach young kids to read, we don’t just hand them War and Peace.Instead, we teach them how to learn to read: start with the alphabet, form letters into words, string sentences together with those words.

We need to teach machines in the same way that we teach children; even the most powerful algorithm will need to be trained. We build tools that let you express what concepts you want the computer to learn, and how to train it.

The power to teach intelligent machines opens up unlimited possibilities for the use-cases of AI. By teaching the machines with a programming language, the power of AI is in the hands of anyone who knows how to code. Which brings us to our second point…

01: To realize the full potential of AI, it needs to be accessible to all.

We’re already seeing AI in the apps we use every day: Netflix makes better movie recommendations and virtual assistants schedule our meetings via email. But the force of good that will come from AI innovation has barely been tapped.

We’ll only really see AI being adopted widely when every developer, regardless of machine learning expertise, can easily apply AI technology to their code. Right now, a developer can take time to teach themselves high level mathematics and then navigate complex toolkits, hire a data scientist, or use limited APIs. Some options work for devs with specific skill sets, but the possibility of AI still feels out of reach. We believe AI should be accessible to any developer, entrepreneur or industry expert with a great idea, and we’ve built tools to make that happen.

Democratize AI

We are on a mission to make intelligence a core component of every hardware and software application. We can make this happen with the right tools and transparency. Open conversation pushes the whole field forward, so we’ll be posting regularly about why we’ve committed to this approach and how the technology behind our platform actually works.

Keep checking us out here, at our website or on Twitter to learn more about what we’re working on and get information on our private beta, opening later this year.

-Team Bonsai

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