5 Fascinating Applications of Deep Learning

by Maryna Dominova

Deep learning technology is one of most demanded IT trends as it stands behind numerous of innovations. Deep learning already is applicable to various spheres of life and business: customer services, marketing, operations, sales, and even governmental affairs. Let’s discover fascinating deep learning applications and their influence on our lives.

The IT market is increasingly moving toward the so-called SaaS (software as a service). Services based on artificial intelligence technologies show rapid growth. According to statistics, in 2017 the Deep Learning market only in the United States has reached $80million, it is forecasted that in subsequent years this figure will grow. What are most incredible applications of Deep Learning? Let’s find it out!

5 fascinating applications of Deep Learning

1. Removing the language barrier

Google Translate app now uses the Deep Learning technology for visual translation. How does it work? The application uses a deep neural network for text recognition when scanning a picture. In other words, the Deep Learning technology allows you to determine whether there are letters on the picture and then, when the letters are identified and words are recognized, the application translates the inscription from the pictures into your native language:

This innovation greatly facilitates tourists life! For example, it is easier to understand what kind of dishes are written in the menu. All you need — just scan the page and obtain the necessary information in real time. Google experts say that the app works really fast and does not overload the smartphone’s RAM.

2. Super search

The Deep Learning technology allows us to move from inscriptions recognition on the pictures even further — to analysis videos. Oxford Visual Geometry group has launched a service, based on neural networks, that allows searching for a relevant BBC news. The program helps you to find your desired videos by the keyword that has been appearing in the video, even many years ago.

An example of search a story by the word «Hollywood»

3. Unlimited possibilities for work with images

A system based on Deep Learning provides plenty of opportunities for image processing, with their help it is possible to add effects (for example, to make photos to a picture in the style of famous artists), increase clarity, etc.

A system based on Deep Learning under the title Let there be color! for example, helps to give color to black and white photos and even videos. High-precision neural network calculates all image’s nuances and divides a picture into layers to determine the depth of the colors and transitions. As photo processing, the system trains and now can handle old photos and even videos:

4. A step closer to communicating with machines

In 2016, Google has released the WaveNet system based on deep neural networks, which can convert text to audio format. Unlike voice assistants like Siri, WaveNet allows you creating much more realistic sounding voices by sampling real human speech and modelling signals. WaveNet’s learning allowed the system to create the human voice that is close to real human speech and even music pleasing to the ear. The detailed learning process of the system can be found here.

5. Speech recognition

Using Deep Learning machines can not only speak but also understand what you are saying. A vivid example — LipNet system, that was developed using neural network technology by scientists at Oxford University. LipNet has become the world’s first system that can recognize lip-speech, and not just individual words, but whole sentences. For this, the system processes the video sequence, dividing it into a plurality of fragments and layers. The results are impressive:

The speech recognition technology gives a qualitative impetus to the development of medical technologies (for example, the creation of fundamentally new hearing aid) as well as protection systems — read lip-speech by watching the video from surveillance cameras.

Those are just a short list of opportunities offered by the Deep Learning technology. This innovation is the basis of self-driving cars, robotics and analytical systems.

Originally published at Stfalcon.com.


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