||We are now at the threshold where any real-life event becomes instantly
digital for interpretation and elaboration. Based on the availability of
data, more and more cognitive tasks can be transferred to a machine, which
learns from individual and crowd behavior in order to increase our understanding,
enhance our problem-solving capacity, or help us to remember. This points
the way towards a new generation of digital companions that amplify and
augment our mind resulting in more intuitive, efficient and enjoyable interactions.
Starting from an introduction to Artificial Intelligence, this talk gives
some insights into approaches for behavioral analysis, big data analytics,
deep learning, and cognitive computing. It addresses three applications
in which digital companions reveal great potential, i.e. attention-based
vision systems, social media mining, and multi-perspective memory aids.