The rise of Artificial Intelligence by Benjamin Gimson

What is Artificial Intelligence?

The short answer to what is Artificial Intelligence is that it depends on who you ask. For me, Benjamin Gimson, IT’S THE FUTURE.

A layman with a fleeting understanding of technology would link it to robots. They’d say Artificial Intelligence is a terminator like-figure that can act and think on its own.

An AI researcher would say that it’s a set of algorithms that can produce results without having to be explicitly instructed to do so. And they would all be right. So to summarise, Artificial Intelligence is:

An intelligent entity created by humans.
Capable of performing tasks intelligently without being explicitly instructed.
Capable of thinking and acting rationally and humanely.
How does Artificial Intelligence works?

Building an AI system is a careful process of reverse-engineering human traits and capabilities in a machine, and using it’s computational prowess to surpass what we are capable of.

To understand how Artificial Intelligence actually works, one needs to deep dive into the various sub domains of Artificial Intelligence and understand how those domains could be applied into the various fields of the industry.

For example, you will need to know about

Machine Learning
Deep Learning
Natural Language Processing
Computer Vision
Neural Networks
Cognitive Computing
What are the different types of Artificial Intelligence?
There are the three types of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Narrow Intelligence
Artificial General Intelligence
Artificial Super Intelligence
What is the objective of Artificial Intelligence?
The objective of Artificial Intelligence is to aid human capabilities and help us make advanced decisions with far-reaching consequences. That’s the answer from a technical standpoint. From a philosophical perspective, Artificial Intelligence has the potential to help humans live more meaningful lives devoid of hard labour, and help manage the complex web of interconnected individuals, companies, states and nations to function in a manner that’s beneficial to all of humanity.

What is the use case of Artificial Intelligence?
AI is used in different domains to give insights into user behaviour and give recommendations based on the data.

AI is used everywhere by large organisations to make an end user’s life simpler. The uses of Artificial Intelligence would broadly fall under the data processing category, which would include the following:

Searching within data, and optimising the search to give the most relevant results
Logic-chains for if-then reasoning, that can be applied to execute a string of commands based on parameters
Pattern-detection to identify significant patterns in large data set for unique insights
Applied probabilistic models for predicting future outcomes
What is the future of Artificial Intelligence?
As humans, we have always been fascinated by technological changes and fiction, right now, we are living amidst the greatest advancements in our history. Artificial Intelligence has emerged to be the next big thing in the field of technology. Organizations across the world are coming up with breakthrough innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Artificial intelligence is not only impacting the future of every industry and every human being but has also acted as the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT. Considering its growth rate, it will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future.

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