Indeed, we hear a great deal 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 many folks which can be 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 are not.
There are a number of different categories that those in the field of artificial intelligence fall into. One is those who think 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 think that neural network processing holds true artificial intelligence. Obviously we are discussing both types. We will even touch upon all the various applications, technologies which are or seem to be similar enough, that their creators or marketers have labeled as artificial intelligence.
Today we most commonly find 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 marks, spell checkers, voice, anti-spam programs or algorithms which scan databases to locate anomalies. Obviously the more intense the applying 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 ought to be relatively easy to see that artificial intelligence has changed our lives as much as computers themselves and later on a lot more still with artificially intelligent robotic androids inside our homes and decision making computers at work. In the foreseeable future we can have artificial intelligence running our government, transportation systems, money flows, environment, distribution systems, virtual reality entertainment systems and just about everything you might dream up. Perhaps after reading this book you could in fact consider more applications in your industry?
Is the sky the limit to artificial intelligence? Indeed, it does seem to be and yet perhaps not, as we’re already using AI underwater and underground, which means sky is not the limit and neither is the ground or whatever else in this dimension. Artificial intelligence is not even restricted to time, space, energy or matter in a single dimension. In the foreseeable future humans might have add-on features where man and machine is merged using Artificially Intelligent components. So whenever we examine where we’re today with Artificial Intelligent Systems the answer most appropriate will be; We are at the Tip of the Ice Berg.
The more pressing question is how shall we proceed? Does mankind have the discipline and integrity to carry on the forward progression with this technology without sacrificing or risking all we’re and all we have built; perhaps that indeed is the better question of most?