5 Ways AI Helps Us Celebrate the Holidays

This week’s Domain Knowledge gets festive as we look at five ways artificial intelligence (AI) helps bring holiday cheer to our lives. Need to track Sant Clause and his journey around the world? AI has you covered. Thinking of gifting AI to that special someone? Check out the TWIML list or donate to an AI-driven charity, who knew there were so many options! Want to add a little holiday cheer to the season? AI can help with your decorating, meal planning, and personalized greetings.

Tracking Santa with AI

It might be for your children or the child in all of us, but who doesn’t look to the sky on Christmas Eve hoping for a glimpse of Santa and his reindeer? Two AI-driven options to help your search are the official NORAD Santa Tracker and the Google Santa Tracker. Both will help you find Santa and provide fun educational opportunities for the entire family.

AI-Powered Gift Giving

Need a gift for the person that has everything? How about an AI product? On this list compiled by TWIML, you’ll find board games that teach the building blocks of AI, bird feeders that use AI to recognize the birds visiting your yard, and AI-powered fitness equipment.

Thinking more global, looking for a gift that drives positive social change? Check out AI For Good and the work they’re doing to make the world a better place.

Maximizing the Christmas Light Experience Using AI

Who doesn’t love Christmas lights? We can’t think of anything better than the 1,685,952 lights on the neighbor’s house. We’ve been told that thanks to their yearly light extravaganza, our neighborhood is visible to those living on International Space Station. Interested in creating your own light show? Deep Autoencoder Neural Networks for Maximal Christmas Decoration Enjoyment ensures your lights will be synchronized with the music coming from your giant inflatable snowman.

Want an easier option for coordinating the holiday experience in your home? Look no farther than Josh.ai. Here you can use one simple command to get the entire house ready for the festivities.

Holiday Dining à la AI

 Not sure what to do with holiday dinner leftovers? Researchers put AI to the test, asking it to learn from existing recipes and create yummy leftover dishes. A Christmas menu dreamed up by a robot offers five recipes you can try. Our favorite is Spanish Potato Casserole.

Holiday Card Reboot, AI Style

Tired of sending boring holiday photo cards, AI offers alternatives. How about creating your own Santa AI video? The team at Synthesia has a wonderful tool for quickly converting text to video; while typically used in the business setting, we love the versatility. Visit SynthesiaSanta to create your personalized Santa greeting.

Happy Holidays from the Ferrum Team, we hope you enjoy the magic of an AI-powered holiday.

See you in the New Year!

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Kathleen Poulos

Kathleen is a registered nurse with a digital marketing background, a love for using technology to solve healthcare challenges and a passion for improving patient care.

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