What is Artificial intelligence?

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you are not part of the steamroller, you are part of the road.”
— Stewart Brand

With the hype around Artificial intelligence, we ought to know this revolutionizing technology. It is my obligation. It is your devoir. Understanding will enable you and me to live in tranquility with technology and to realize what AI technology encompasses and what it gives.

artificial intelligence

Introduction

what is intelligence?

The history of AI

It all began as a myth, a story, rumors of a machine with the ability to think and act similarly as a human being. It dates back to 1308 when Catalan poet and theologian Ramon Llull published Ars generalis ultima (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from the combination of concepts.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence

applications of artificial intelligence.

Advantages of Artificial intelligence

  • Reduction of Error — An AI helps us for error reduction and increasing the chance of reaching higher accuracy with a greater degree of precision.
  • Automation — Having a car that will drive you from one place to your destination is a realization of a dream. With automation tasks that are considered risky are done by an automated machine.
  • Medical applications — The integration of AI in the healthcare sector has enabled the diagnosis of diseases in real-time. The fight against diseases is at another level with innovations in the medical sector.
  • Handling repetitive jobs — Repetitive is tiresome, these jobs can be easily handled with the help of AI algorithms.
  • Digital assistants -The implementation of machines on behalf of humans to interact with their customers by using ‘avatars’. It is the digital assistants or replicas that will help to reduce the need for human resources.
  • Daily applications. With time personal mobile phones have become a basic need with everyone using one. It is a form of AI that has made communication easy, affordable, and accessible.
  • Availability. An AI can be programmed to work for long hours and can able to perform the job continuously without getting bored or distracted or even tired.

Disadvantages of Artificial intelligence

  • Job loss is an inevitable scenario when it comes to artificial intelligence. Even though AI will lead to a loss of jobs it also opens up opportunities in the computing sector.
  • No Improvement with Experience
  • Machines do not have emotions.
  • High costs of production. For an AI to be created funding has to be done which is very high due to their complex nature.
  • Lack of creativity in an Artificial intelligent machine.

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