Artificial Intelligence

April 1, 2017
What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Are you thinking of Chappie, Terminator, and Lucy? Sentient, self-aware robots are closer to becoming a reality than you think. Developing computer systems that equal or exceed human intelligence is the crux of artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the study of computer science focusing on developing software or machines […]
March 31, 2017
Ever since the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), game playing has been one of the most interesting applications of AI. The first chess programs were written by Claude Shannon and by Alan Turing in 1950, almost as soon as the computers became programmable. Games such as chess, tic-tac-toe, and Go are interesting because they offer […]
March 30, 2017
Kids from the 80's and 90's would recall that there were Floppies for data storage with a capacity varying from 90 KB to 240 MB Walkman and cassettes for listening to music Camera films that needed several days to be developed just to discover that most of the pictures were not good All of these have […]
March 20, 2017
The bot challenges on HackerEarth have so far all been for two players, with perfect information and with no chance. Because of this, there is only a fairly limited number of different approaches one can take to build a bot. As far as I know, there are only two reasonable strategies, and I will cover […]
March 15, 2017
Introduction "In the past 2,000 years, the hardware in our brains has not improved... In the next 30 years, AI will overtake human intelligence," says Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son. If you’ve read Ray Kurzweil’s "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology," you’d expect that AI is going to exhibit human-level intelligence in a decade […]
March 1, 2017
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of how to get machines to do the things they do in the movies.”- Astro Teller Do you remember HAL 9000- the know-all machine, Baymax- the personal healthcare robot, Ava- the human looking robot, and WALL-E- the cleaning robot? I am sure you do. After all, they are famous […]
January 17, 2017
Introduction When the world’s smartest companies such as Microsoft, Google, Alphabet Inc., and Baidu are investing heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the world is going to sit up and take notice. Chinese Internet giant Baidu spent USD1.5 billion on research and development. And as proof of China’s strong focus on AI and Machine Learning, Sinovation […]
December 7, 2016
This blog explains my approaches to a game contest hosted by HackerEarth. The contest asked programmers to put forward their bots to play games of chain reaction. You can find the source code here. In case you haven't played chain reaction, this post should be a treat for you. Let me warn you that the […]
July 21, 2016
We live in an interesting era in the history of mankind. You will be surprised to know that Apollo 11, the computer that put Man on the Moon in 1969, whose assembly language code was recently published on Github, operated on 64KB memory whereas today’s kids have 64GB iPhones to click duckface selfies to upload […]
February 8, 2016
It might be confusing for some, but AI refers to all things that exhibit some sort of intelligence. From your phone's calculators to supercomputers to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is everywhere even if you don't realize it. And, the applications of AI and its uses are only going to increase in the time to come. […]