“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before.“
Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as intelligence exhibited by an artificial entity. Such a system is generally assumed to be a computer.
From SIRI to self-driving cars, AI is progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons. Although AI has a strong science fiction association, it forms a vital branch of computer science, dealing with intelligent behavior, learning and adaptation in machines. In layman’s terms, Artificial Intelligence can be understood as the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines. These processes include (but are not limited to) learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions) and self-correction.