What is Multimodal AI and some interesting applications

dwijendra dwivedi
4 min readApr 1, 2022

Multimodal AI combines the power of multiple inputs to solve complex tasks. In order to solve tasks, a multimodal AI system needs to associate the same object or concept across different facets of a given media. When text and images are used together, a multimodal system can predict what that object is in an image.

To fully understand the power of Multimodal AI, it’s important to understand how this technology works. To begin, we must understand what multimodal means. The difference is that humans are able to distinguish between text and image that have different meanings. A single-modal AI system can’t interpret such a complex change. Instead, a multimodal AI system can piece together data from multiple data sources. This will lead to more intelligent and dynamic predictions.

Although multimodal AI isn’t a new concept, it is rapidly gaining popularity. Its potential for transforming human-like abilities is evident in its advancements in computer vision and NLP. This technology is now closer to replicating human perception than ever before. While this technology is still in its infancy, it is already better than the human-human comparison in many tests. This is particularly important in a world where artificial intelligence is already being implemented in everyday life.

There could be many interesting applications. Aside from recognizing context, multimodal AI is also helpful in business planning. It can make the best use of machine learning algorithms because it can recognize different types of information and give better and more informed insights. By combining information from various streams, it can make predictions about a company’s financial results, and even predict maintenance needs. If an older piece of equipment isn’t getting the necessary attention, a multimodal AI application can infer that it doesn’t need servicing as frequently.

Using a multimodal approach, AI can recognize different forms of information. For example, a person can perceive an image using an image, while another person may see a video or a song. It can also recognize different types of language, which can be a key feature in business. By combining images and sounds, a human is able to describe an object in a way that a computer cannot. Multimodel AI can help reduce that gap.

In addition to computer vision, multimodal systems are capable of learning from different types of information. These systems can recognize the text and images in a visual image and make a decision. They can learn about text and images from context. The most advanced examples of multimodal AI are seen in movie theaters and TV programs.

Using a multimodal system is an important way to train AI. The data collected by multimodal systems allows the machines to make decisions. By combining video with text, AI can create a model of a human. Currently, there are numerous research projects that are investigating multimodal learning. In this way, the AI will be able to learn from many different forms of information. This makes it possible for the machines to understand a human’s message.

In the past, most organizations have focused on the expansion of their unimodal systems. However, the recent development of multimodal applications has created a tremendous opportunity for chip vendors and platform companies. In addition to being used in a variety of contexts, multimodal learning also offers opportunities for companies that build multimodal systems. For instance, the automotive industry is introducing a new kind of technology to help people make better decisions.

Multimodal systems can solve problems that are a common problem with traditional machine-learning systems. For example, the multimodal systems can include the text and image, as well as audio and video. The first step in multimodal AI is to align the internal representation of the model across the modalities. Several organizations are already embracing this technology. In addition, the cost of developing multimodal learning is not prohibitive for most businesses.

An example of multimodel AI is in the medical field. These models can detect changes in data and make more accurate predictions based on the fusion of these data. Often, these systems require both textual and visual inputs. By combining multiple modalities, a single model can predict a patient’s likelihood of hospital admission during an emergency room visit or the length of a surgical procedure. This makes a multimodal model very flexible and useful in a medical setting

The MultiModel AI framework draws on the success of language, audio, and vision networks. Its goal is to solve problems in each domain simultaneously by combining these technologies. For instance, Google Translate uses a multimodel neural network in its translations. It is a step towards integrating speech, language, and vision understanding into one network.

Multimodal AI is trying to mimic the brain and implement the brain’s encoder, input/output mixer, and decoder process. In a similar fashion as brain, an ML system can handle tasks involving images, texts, or a combination of these. These models work by connecting modalities with concepts.

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dwijendra dwivedi

Head of AI & IoT EMEA & AP team at SAS | Author | Speaker