Five Short Vids That Tell the Tale of What’s Next for AI

by Brian Caulfield

Show, don’t tell. There’s no better way to tell a story as extraordinary as the effect AI has had on the world around us. And our “I Am AI” docuseries does just that, one extraordinary story at a time.

These tales — set everywhere from lush California fields cultivated by an adept new generation of robots to cutting-edge Taiwanese cancer clinics tackling one of the deadliest diseases on Earth to the sun-dappled wildlands of Kenya — make it clear that AI can make a big difference.

And viewed together, they tell tell the broader story of how the world itself is changing around us. If you’re looking to change the world yourself, there may be no more inspiring way to get your head around what’s possible in 2019.

Running Wild for Nature Conservation

It’s not true that if you’ve seen one zebra you’ve seen them all. But unless researchers can get a handle on their real numbers, it one day may be. To do that, you have to be able to identify individual zebras from their stripes, and that’s even harder than it sounds. The solution: AI-powered software called Wildbook that’s helping the Kenyan government track zebra movements to save these magnificent animals from extinction.

A Bountiful Harvest

Are you tired of a basket of fresh strawberries costing a fortune? What if you could help bring that cost down? Agrobot promises to do just that by fusing AI and robotics to automate the way this luscious red fruit is picked.

A New Weapon in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

Lung cancer kills, particularly in societies where smoking and air pollution are prevalent. One big reason: it’s so difficult to detect. Enter AI. 12 Sigma Technologies uses deep learning and AI to detect and identify lung cancer nodules earlier and more efficiently.

Driving AI Innovation for the Long Haul

Truck drivers are running more miles and hauling more freight than ever. That’s why truckmaker Paccar is turning its sights to AI, helping to deliver packages to our door while boosting both productivity and safety for everyone behind the wheel.

Taking to the Ice with AI

Hockey can be a chaotic, unpredictable game. Even the best coaches aren’t always sure if they made a well-informed decision. Iceberg is using the power of AI to help coaches change that, turning seemingly disorganized gameplay into powerful analytics with a competitive edge.