RPA Glossary

Artificial Intelligence

What Is AI?

It is used for the core of cognitive technologies. AI enables the computer to perform tasks at a higher level of intelligence.

In the 1950’s Minsky and McCarthy fathers described artificial intelligence as a task carried out by a program or machine. It is also a machine that, if a person performing the same activities, would say that the human person had to use intelligence to perform the task.

This is a rather broad definition, and so you can sometimes consider arguments about whether something truly is AI or not. AI typically shows some of the following human intelligence behaviors.

These include preparation, studying, reasoning and problem-solving, reflecting, perceiving, transferring and exploiting information, and social understanding and imagination in a lesser way.

Use For AI

AI is now all-embracing, advising what to purchase next online, knowing virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, identifying who and what’s in a video, finding or credit card fraud.

Types Of AI

Artificial intelligence can be divided into two broad types at a very high level. This is limited AI and general AI.

Today, the computers of Narrow AI are what we see all over us. Smart systems that have been taught or learned to perform special tasks without being specifically planned.

The Siri virtual assistant on the Apple iPhone can recognize this kind of machine intelligence in speaking and language recognition. These examples are the vision recognition systems on self-driving cars and the engines to recommend products that you like based on what you have purchased in the past.

By comparison with people, such programs can only instructor understand how to carry out specific tasks.

Narrow AI

A significant range of new applications for limited AI is available. Video feeds from drones conducting visual infrastructural tests, such as dams, the arrangement of personal and business calendars are being viewed.

It also addresses basic customer service questions, collaboration with smart networks to perform activities such as booking a hotel at a suitable place and time. This allows radiologists to identify possible cancers in X-rays, spot damage in lifts from data collected by IoT apps, report inappropriate content online; the list goes on.

General AI

The ultimate artificial intelligence is very special and is the sort of cognition adaptable in human beings. It is a versatile form of intelligence able to understand how to do many different tasks, ranging from haircuts to building slides to a wide range of subjects based on the experience gained.

This is the kind of AI that is more popular in films, like HAL in 2001 or Skynet in The Finder, but that does not happen today, so AI researchers are deeply split by the degree in which it is going to happen.