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 numerous folks that are 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 a handful 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 is true artificial intelligence. Of course we are discussing both types. We may also touch upon all different applications, technologies which are or look like similar enough, that their creators or marketers have defined as artificial intelligence.
Today we most commonly realize that such applications as search engines on the Internet, autonomous operation and interactive eLearning systems, in addition to recognition software for speech, facial features, finger marks, spell checkers, voice, anti-spam programs or algorithms which scan databases to locate anomalies. Of course the more intense the application form for example 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 as much as computers themselves and in the future a lot more still with artificially intelligent robotic androids in our homes and decision making computers at work. In the foreseeable future we will 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 reading this book you might in reality think of more applications in your industry?
Is the sky the limit to artificial intelligence? Indeed, it will look like 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 other things in this dimension. Artificial intelligence is not even limited by time, space, energy or matter within a dimension. In the foreseeable future humans could 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 will 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 of the technology without sacrificing or risking all we are and all we have built; perhaps that indeed is the foremost question of most?