ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
Good morning to my teacher and fellow classmates. Every day, a large portion of our population is at the mercy of a rising technology, yet few actually understand what it is.
Artificial intelligence. You know, like in the movie iRobot and Terminator ?
Thanks to books, movies and pop references, our society has formed its own fantasy of a world ruled by robots. We’ve been conditioned to expect flying cars and robotic maids whipping up our weekday dinner.
But if the age of AI is here, why don’t our lives look more like the Jetsons?
Well, for starters, that’s a cartoon. And really, if you’ve ever browsed Netflix movie suggestions or told Siri to book you an uber, you’re probably interacting with artificial intelligence more than you realize.
And that’s kind of the point. AI is designed so you don’t realize there’s a computer running the show. But that also makes understanding what AI is a little complicated.
In basic terms, AI is a broad area of computer science which aims to create systems that can function intelligently and independently and has the ability to learn and problem solve just like humans.
To do this AI imitates human intelligence processes by machines. The intelligence processes include learning, reasoning, and self-correction. Specific AI applications include machine vision, speech recognition, and expert systems.
So it’s not only about programming a computer to drive a car by obeying traffic signals, but it’s when that program also learns to exhibit signs of human-like road rage.
As intimidating as it may seem, this technology isn’t new. Actually, for the past half-a-century, it’s been an idea ahead of its time.
The term “artific...