Artificial intelligence encompasses a wide range of disciplines. Although it has been present since the 1940s, it is only now becoming a household term.
Artificial intelligence is a way of life, not merely a branch of computer science. Artificial intelligence is transforming the world around us in ways that may surprise you, whether you like it or not.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a concept that aims to make computers capable of thinking and acting like humans. The ultimate goal of AI researchers is to develop machines that can think and act like humans—self-aware entities capable of interacting with their environment on a level playing field with humans.
There are four broad categories of artificial intelligence:
Strong AI refers to systems capable of performing all human cognitive tasks (e.g., translation, visual recognition, planning). The ultimate goal of (strong AI) research is to create systems that think like humans but with faster speeds and efficiency. So far, this goal is still in the pipeline.
Weak AI refers to systems that can perform tasks equivalent to human intelligence but not necessarily with the same level of sophistication or flexibility (e.g., search engines). Weak AI systems are typically developed using probabilistic models and statistical techniques rather than logic-based rules or reasoning mechanisms.
General intelligence refers to systems capable of performing multiple cognitive tasks across multiple domains in an integrated fashion (e.g., playing chess and solving algebra problems).
Superintelligence is something else entirely: an intelligence explosion in which an AI exceeds every human on Earth in every cognitive area — including scientific creativity, social skills, emotional depth, and other things we don’t yet fully understand — at least 10 times over.
The examples of AI today are endless, but here are a few that we think are worth mentioning:
The data-driven life is here to stay, and the benefits are endless. For example, smart cars (also known as autonomous vehicles) are already doing amazing things. They can drive themselves and park themselves. They can even learn from other smart vehicles on the road and adapt their driving patterns based on that information.
Facebook’s facial recognition software automatically tags your friends in photos. This algorithm is good at identifying faces and matching them to their corresponding owners. This feature enhances the user experience by making it easier to tag people in your photos.
Google Translate can translate your sentences into another language in real-time and offer suggestions for words you might want to use for more clarity or precision.3
Amazon’s Alexa can read you news stories from around the web and tell you about upcoming events at home or work that might impact your schedule. Alexa and many other voice assistants can give information such as traffic jams from a nearby sporting event or a meeting running long due to an unexpected traffic jam.
The future of AI
It’s easy to see how much AI has improved our lives over the past few years alone, but there’s still so much more we can do with it! The future of this technology holds many exciting possibilities for our everyday lives – from driverless cars to smart homes. It looks like AI just getting started!