Google advances in artificial intelligence: the impact it will have on medicine, the environment and robotics (+video)

(EFE).- Google announced this Wednesday several of its latest advances in artificial intelligence and its applications in different fields, from medicine, disaster prevention, robotics, literary creation and videos.

One of them deals with the expansion of the inundation forecast initiative, which was implemented in India and Bangladesh, and which will now be extended to 18 other countries, fifteen of them in Africa, two in Latin America (Brasil and Colombia) and one more in Asia (Sri Lanka).

In parallel, Google has announced the global launch of the FloodHub tool, a platform that indicates when and where floods can be produced and whose information Google wants to be accessible from your map and search engine.

The director of Innovations and Research, Katherine Chou, assured during the presentation at Google’s offices in New York that this technology “has the potential to reduce deaths and economic damages between 30% and 50%” and that it is also developing a similar tool for fire detection already available in the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Australia.


Chou also pointed out that Google is implementing AI in taking low-cost ultrasounds to collect information in a simple way and help interpret the images “to help healthcare workers identify problems in the first stages of pregnancy”.

El diagnosció medico mediate imágenes de la retina, realizado con tecnología ARDA, es otro de los campos donde Google está intendado avanzar con la application de la inteligenia artificial, y ya se utiliza en la India.

Now, the technological giant wants ir un paso más allá and está tratando de que esos diagnostics se puedan de manera individualizada via través de la camera del teléfono celular.


Google does not want to limit the use of its technology and the sale of its products only to the users of the most extended languages, but, as it has announced today, it has launched an “ambitious research to create an artificial intelligence model that supports los mil idioms más hablados del mundo».

Today they also presented two new projects related to the creation of images through text instructions called «Imagen Video» and «Phetaki».

With these applications, the machine creates fictitious images of a high resolution in response to written orders and that, in the case of photography, appear very real.

Likewise, they showed how a robotic arm responded to certain information and was capable of reaching associations of ideas: thus, a usuaria diciento por escrito al robot que su taza favorite era la azul y que sus dulces favoritos eran los «emanems», a lo que el robot respondía tomando una pequeña bolsa de «emanems» y colocándola en una taza azul.

They also announced that they are continuing to develop tools that help in the editing of literary texts, for which they have invited a group of professional authors to whom they have asked to create fictional texts using the Google LaMDA tool.

A Google technician demonstrates the use of Artificial Intelligence (IA) in robotics, during the presentation of new advances in AI today, at Google’s offices in New York (EE.UU.). Google announced this Wednesday several of its latest advances in artificial intelligence and its applications in different fields, from medicine, disaster prevention, robotics, literary creation and videos. EFE/Jorge Fuentelsaz


Conscientes de todas las dudas sobre privacidad y seguridad que genera la creación de textos, videos de apparencia real de grand calidad o la reproduction de voces humanas fidedignas, todos los pontentes hicieron hicencapié en que Google tiene muy en cuenta todas estas questiones y cuenta con strictigos protocols.

«Obviamente, hay algunos problemas aquí que quiero disquartar, sobre toxicidad, desinformación y sesgo» en questiones como la utilizado de imágenes falsas que podría emplearsese «para facilitar aún más que se diffuse the distinction between lo que es real y lo que no lo es» recognition of the scientific chief of the research section of Google, Douglas Eck.

In this sense, Eck pointed out that Google intends to create controls on the «creation of images and videos» with this technology to, for example, «minimize the generation of toxic or violent content».

Likewise, he pointed out that they worked hard to ensure that these synthetic products were detected in case they were disseminated through the networks.

«Así que vamos a seguir trabajando en estas dos formas de control. En primer lugar, cuando se cree, que se cree de manera responsable, i.e cuando se difunda, que tengamos formas de protegerlo«, subrayó.

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