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Can You Create Your Own AI App?

Artificial intelligence is all the buzz right now. Sure, some things have become more popular, but over the past decade or so, AI has been on everyone’s mind, whether in sports or in other applications, such as the ones that we have on our phones. AI powers a lot of the things that we do daily, particularly if they have to do with using the internet. 

But, we might not be satisfied with the results that we are getting and there is always that case of, “I could’ve done it better”.

With AI, building a better one might take a lot of time and effort but it is essentially doable. Here is how one could create an AI app if they wanted to.

Start By Learning Code

As with anything else in the world of IT on the software side of things, learning how to code is probably the best way to become familiar with how a computer works.

It is important to understand computers in order to move to more complex topics such as AI. One should start with understanding how programming works, with simple languages, so that they can move to the next task on the list.

Programming Bots

Bots are different to AI, because they are programmed to do things, for example, what you find in most video games. This is why there are so many exploits in video games, where your bot opponent cannot do one thing or another, such as enemies climbing in Skyrim. They will try to run to you, but not climb or jump over obstacles.

A bot can do anything, like answer questions, fill out forms, log in instead of you, or something along the lines. It is important to learn how to build automated tasks in order to move to tasks and programs which will actually do learning.

Take Machine Learning Courses

Building AIs isn’t fun, if you thought that you would have interactions such as Anakin or Luke have with C3PO or R2D2. It is mostly looking at code, at the results and trying to make the program become better, whether through its own efforts or yours. Machine learning courses should be taken in order to understand what is going on when you are trying to make a machine learn, what the algorithms are doing when they are taking in new data and becoming smarter.

Choose an AI API

When building an AI, it would be immensely difficult to build your own AI from scratch. Some people could do it, but the majority would be happy to settle for an AI API. Wit.ai, api.ai, Tensorflow, Melissa, IBM Watson, Clarifai, among others. All excel at some parts of automation better than their competitors, but it depends on one’s knowledge of programming and familiarization with the AI API.

One could build their own AI if they wanted to. They would need to know programming, among other things, like machine learning and deep learning. They would need to use an AI API and then, they could actually start working on their own Skynet or Matrix Squids.