The first thing that may come to mind when considering artificial intelligence may be the idea of machines that are just as intelligent as humans or may be near indistinguishable from human minds. Artificial intelligence does include such study, as well as the more philosophical ideas of what the implications of a ‘thinking machine’ would be, AI also encompasses a much broader area of development. Artificial intelligence includes software such as rules based systems, predictive analytics and pattern recognition.
A phrase frequently used in discussion of AI is ‘machine learning’. For those who are unfamiliar with this term, machine learning refers to systems that have the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience. All machine learning is AI, but not all AI is machine learning.
What Al is not: It’s not human-like robots or hardware in general — how something looks has nothing to do with whether or not something is AI! Software does not even need to be imitating human interactions in order to be considered artificial intelligence.
Thanks to the integration of artificial intelligence in a number of every day uses, you are almost certainly making use of AI in your day to day tasks without even realising it! With greater knowledge of the Unless you intend to focus your business in the area of developing AI or incorporating machine learning on a large scale into your products, you probably don’t need to worry too much about exactly how it works.
For most businesses, artificial intelligence is a useful tool that comes in a number of forms and is a standard part of numerous types of software. It’s something that can be used to make life easier, and business processes more secure.
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Georgia is an Analyst Developer working for Lancashire Cyber Foundry. A strong interest in computing led to a career in the subject. With several years of experience as a Software Developer in a commercial environment, Georgia now works to provide support to businesses through research and development for technical projects.
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