Indeed, we hear a lot about Artificial Intelligence today, but few people really know what artificial intelligence really is. A lot more confusing to newcomers and novices is that lots of folks which are in the artificial intelligence field debate its definition. Still compounding the issue is when commercial ventures begin touting their technologies as artificially intelligent driven, when actually they’re not.
There are certainly a handful of different categories that those in the field of artificial intelligence fall into. One is people who feel that ambient clinical intelligence artificial intelligence is computer software which mimics human decision making or seems to mimic human decision making. Then there is the group that calls themselves purists who feel that neural network processing does work artificial intelligence. Of course we are discussing both types. We may also touch upon all the different applications, technologies which are or be seemingly similar enough, that their creators or marketers have defined as artificial intelligence.
Today we most commonly see that such applications as search engines on the Internet, autonomous operation and interactive eLearning systems, as well as recognition software for speech, facial features, finger prints, spell checkers, voice, anti-spam programs or algorithms which scan databases to get anomalies. Of course the more intense the application form as an 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 easy to see that artificial intelligence has changed our lives around computers themselves and in the foreseeable future a lot more still with artificially intelligent robotic androids within our homes and decision making computers at work. As time goes on we could 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 actually think of more applications in your industry?
Could be the sky the limit to artificial intelligence? Indeed, it does be seemingly and yet perhaps not, as we’re already using AI underwater and underground, therefore the sky is not the limit and neither is the floor or other things in this dimension. Artificial intelligence is not limited to time, space, energy or matter in one dimension. As time goes on humans could have add-on features where man and machine is merged using Artificially Intelligent components. So when we examine where we’re today with Artificial Intelligent Systems the clear answer most appropriate would 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’re and all we’ve built; perhaps that indeed is the foremost question of all?