Indeed, we hear a whole lot about Artificial Intelligence nowadays, but few people really know what artificial intelligence really is. A lot more confusing to newcomers and novices is that numerous folks that are in the artificial intelligence field debate its definition. Still compounding the issue is when commercial ventures begin touting their technologies as artificially intelligent driven, when actually they are not.
There are certainly a handful of different categories that those in the field of artificial intelligence fall into. One is people who believe that ambient clinical intelligence artificial intelligence is computer software which mimics human decision making or generally seems to mimic human decision making. Then there’s the group that calls themselves purists who believe that neural network processing holds true artificial intelligence. Of course i will be discussing both types. We will also touch upon all the various applications, technologies which are or appear to be similar enough, that their creators or marketers have defined as artificial intelligence.
Today we most commonly find that such applications as search engines on the Internet, autonomous operation and interactive eLearning systems, along with recognition software for speech, facial features, finger prints, spell checkers, voice, anti-spam programs or algorithms which scan databases to find anomalies. Of course the more intense the application for instance self-driving cars, self-piloted planes, corporate telephone systems, weather prediction, stock trading, military net-centric warfare, automated warehousing or computer space systems the more important artificial intelligence becomes.
It should be relatively obvious that artificial intelligence has changed our lives around computers themselves and later on much more still with artificially intelligent robotic androids inside our homes and decision making computers at work. As time goes on we can have artificial intelligence running our government, transportation systems, money flows, environment, distribution systems, virtual reality entertainment systems and almost everything you might dream up. Perhaps after scanning this book you might in fact think of more applications in your industry?
May be the sky the limit to artificial intelligence? Indeed, it does appear to be and yet perhaps not, as we are already using AI underwater and underground, which means sky is not the limit and neither is the ground or whatever else in this dimension. Artificial intelligence is not really limited by time, space, energy or matter in a single dimension. As time goes on humans might have add-on features where man and machine is merged using Artificially Intelligent components. So whenever we examine where we are today with Artificial Intelligent Systems the solution most appropriate could be; We’re at the Tip of the Ice Berg.
The more pressing question is how shall we proceed? Does mankind have the discipline and integrity to carry on the forward progression of the technology without sacrificing or risking all we are and all we have built; perhaps that indeed is the greatest question of most?