AI: Friend or Foe

Artificial Intelligence continues to be a topic of debate, and there are several reasons why some people may feel afraid or cautious about its application in everyday life.

AI has been almost always portrayed in science fiction movies as a threat to humanity. These negative portrayals often feature rogue robots or machines that turn against their creators, leading to a widespread fear of what AI might be capable of.

Other factors increasing levels of fear may be a lack of understanding, potential job displacement, bias and discrimination, and privacy concerns.

Overall, people’s fear of AI is often rooted in a need to understand its potential benefits and risks. A balanced and informed view of AI and its potential impact on society is essential.

Different forms of AI learning assist us in our everyday lives, such as natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, and predictive analytics. NLP helps machines understand and interpret human language, allowing virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant to respond to our voice commands. Computer vision enables machines to identify objects, faces, and emotions in images and videos, used in facial recognition systems and self-driving cars. Predictive analytics involves using machine learning algorithms to analyse data and predict future outcomes, such as customer purchasing behaviour or stock prices.

While AI has made significant strides in recent years, it still needs the nuanced understanding of human behaviour and decision-making necessary to replace human interaction entirely. However, AI can augment human interaction in numerous ways, such as automating routine tasks and providing personalised recommendations based on user preferences.

Deep Learning is a subset of machine learning that uses neural networks to learn complex patterns from data. Essentially, deep learning is a technique for teaching computers to learn by example rather than explicitly being programmed. An invaluable application for this is automated threat detection in airport security screening equipment, particularly X-ray screening machines. In these cases, AI detection adds an additional layer to the human X-ray screeners’ ability to identify threat items. 

Eyefox, developed by Neural Guard, EyeFox is a revolutionary AI-based system that delivers automated, immediate threat detection at high-accuracy levels for X-ray security screening operators.

EyeFox provides unrelenting and focused analysis, rapidly distinguishing threats from other items in real time. This minimises close contact with bag contents and people, increasing efficiency and throughput.

For more information about this system that can be easily added to your existing X-ray machine, please contact the dedicated experts at Neural Guard