Indeed, we hear a lot about Artificial Intelligence these days, but few people really know what artificial intelligence really is. A lot more confusing to newcomers and novices is that lots of folks which can be in the artificial intelligence field debate its definition. Still compounding the problem is when commercial ventures begin touting their technologies as artificially intelligent driven, when actually they’re not.
There are certainly a number of different categories that those in the field of artificial intelligence fall into. One is those that feel 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 feel that neural network processing does work artificial intelligence. Of course we will be discussing both types. We will also touch upon all different applications, technologies which are or seem to be similar enough, that their creators or marketers have defined as artificial intelligence.
Today we most commonly discover 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 locate anomalies. Of course the more intense the applying 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 easy to understand that artificial intelligence has changed our lives as much as computers themselves and as time goes by even more still with artificially intelligent robotic androids in our homes and decision making computers at work. Later on we can have artificial intelligence running our government, transportation systems, money flows, environment, distribution systems, virtual reality entertainment systems and almost everything you could possibly dream up. Perhaps after reading this book you might in fact think of more applications in your industry?
May be the sky the limit to artificial intelligence? Indeed, it will seem 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 floor or other things in this dimension. Artificial intelligence is not even limited to time, space, energy or matter within a dimension. Later 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 answer 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 keep the forward progression with this technology without sacrificing or risking all we are and all we’ve built; perhaps that indeed is the greatest question of most?