Machin Learning & Artificial Intelligence…

What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning is the field of study that gives computers the capability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It is the study of computer algorithms that allow computer programs to automatically improve through experience.

Machine learning its incredibly important nowadays. First, because it can solve complicated real-world problems in a scalable way, second, because it has disrupted a variety of industries within the past decade.

Machine learning takes a bunch of examples, works out patterns that explain the examples, then uses those patterns to make predictions about new examples.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. In simpler terms, it is making computers think like humans. In this advanced technology, the machines are capable of doing complex stuff that we are bound to do on a daily basis. So, as AI has been able to do such activities on a day to day basis, this technology has become the most advanced technology to date.

Artificial intelligence can help in lessening the error to an extreme level and to reach the probability of accuracy with great precision. It is applied effectively in a number of studies such as in space exploration.

How Amazon is benefitted by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?

Alexa- Amazon Alexa is the leading digital assistant on the market. Alexa has dominated the digital assistant space in the past few years, quickly becoming a household name. Amazon has established an early foothold in the war for digital assistant supremacy, but for those that don’t use Alexa or one of its competitors, there’s still the question of what exactly they are.

The developers and engineers on the Alexa Smart Home team use a variety of mechanisms, including AI and ML, to help Alexa better understand your voice requests. They use AI to help Alexa understand what you mean and not what you say.

Image Search feature in e-commerce- Instead of searching for a product by typing in the search bar, we can use the image search. It helps to search for a product or a barcode using the phone camera. In less than 2 seconds, Amazon redirects to the page of a similar product from the same brand. This is object recognition at work, an application of Artificial Intelligence provided by Amazon to its customers for a better shopping experience.

Chatbots- Chatbots are here to stay. The adoption is increasing, and customers are becoming more comfortable interacting with chatbots. A study by Business Insider shows 38% of people have positive opinions about chatbots.

All the popular e-commerce marketplaces have adopted chatbots to decrease the workload on the support teams. However, the use of chatbots isn’t just limited to easing the support load, they are also used to drive sales.

Amazon Uses AI To Fire Unproductive Employees- Amazon has put in place a technology that will automatically fire around 100 employees for not meeting the required productivity quotas. The concept of using AI by Amazon to improve productivity is worth applause. A computer system can not measure everything. Documents get signed by the Amazon attorneys before handing it over to the system. They review the automated process before taking legal action.

Text-to-speech service dubbed Polly- Amazon Polly turns text into lifelike speech, allowing you to create voice-enabled applications. In addition, you can continue to synthesize the over 60 standard voices available in 29 languages in the Amazon Polly portfolio. Amazon Polly delivers the consistently fast response times required to support real-time, interactive dialog.

You simply send the text you want converted into speech to the Amazon Polly API, and Amazon Polly immediately returns the audio stream to your application so your application can play it directly or store it in a standard audio file format, such as MP3.

Social Distancing- Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk of contracting the new coronavirus among its workers.

The system, called Distance Assistant, uses camera footage in Amazon’s buildings to also help identify high-traffic areas.. It measures the accurate distance between employees by utilizing depth sensors. When people walk past the camera, employees can see if they are two metres apart from others on a monitor that displays live video with visual overlays. If the distance is maintained among employees, individuals are highlighted with green circles. People who are closer together are highlighted with red circles.

Grab and Go- Amazon’s automated grocery stores that allow customers to walk in, grab what they want, and simply walk out the door, with everything being charged to their account automatically.

Amazon describes Amazon Go as “a new kind of store with no checkout required”. That means, when you shop at Amazon Go, you’ll never have to wait in line. The store works with an Amazon Go application — you enter Amazon Go, take the products you want and, thanks to the app, just leave again.