Often defined as the ability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behaviour, ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) is a term which covers a multitude of different technological fields. As many will have seen, technology companies such as Microsoft and Google have been increasingly advertising the use of AI in their products over the last few years.
Known applications range from mobile photography to agriculture, but to what extent is AI being implemented in today’s world? Below is a selection of some of the more intriguing AI patents and patent applications from across the globe.
Methods and systems for generating a patient digital twin
Healthcare is one of the biggest markets for AI. A digital twin is a revolutionary medical process, wherein a digital version of a patient is created. In this patent application, AI is used to simulate how a patient might react to a particular treatment, thus being able to recommend actions which achieve the most effective health outcome.
System and method for composing music by using artificial intelligence
This patent application claims an artificial intelligence system which, upon request, generates harmonies and melodies which are then rendered to create a music file.
Artificial intelligence-based driver assistance systems
Autonomous vehicles, or ‘self-driving’ vehicles are another of the big markets for AI, patent applications in this field have rocketed, with intelligent systems being implemented for monitoring of both the vehicle and the driver. This patent uses AI for monitoring driving environment and surroundings to take actions which improve driving safety and reduce driver fatigue.
System and method for fashion coordination
This patent application claims an AI-based method of gathering and classifying data to coordinate and recommend clothes, cosmetics and accessories. Applications such as this demonstrate how AI has become accessible enough to be used in industries not traditionally known for high tech innovations.
Since the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ was coined in the 1950s, only in recent years has hardware been capable of processing the complex algorithms necessary to run it, as such, research and investment into AI continues to grow. Whether it is saving lives or choosing your outfit for the day, AI and AI patents are becoming increasingly prominent in everyday life.