Updated: May 6
AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. As the name suggests, it is all about the intelligence we develop in a machine. The ability of a computer/machine to think and interpret like a human is AI. More formally, Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer/machine to mimic human intelligence.
Some of you would be thinking you are new to this, but believe me, you are not. If you are using the internet on mobile phones or computers, you are using Artificial Intelligence regularly, indeed. When you watch videos on YouTube, or when google sorts out spam mails already for you, or when you are typing on Google Keyboard / Gmail Editor, everywhere we are using Artificial Intelligence to ease our lives.
Ever wondered how does YouTube knows what videos you like? How does google identify spam mails? How does Google Keyboard know what word you were going to type next? How does Ok! Google, Alexa, and Siri understand your speech?
Before we uncover the truth, you must know that no employer is sitting in front of a computer 24/7 to suggest you video you like on YouTube, or to sort out spam emails for you, or to predict the next word you were about to write or even to listen to your voice and reply you through Ok! Google, Alexa, and Siri.
So what it's all about? How are we getting these things done without an actual person employed for it? The most common answer you will find is that computers do these all for us.
But you'll be thinking how a computer can do things only a human can do? I know we have lots of questions to answer. Artificial Intelligence is the hottest field of this era. Now, we can give a computer the intelligence we humans have through AI. We might provide a higher level of intelligence to computers that even humans could not achieve.
A quote by Andrew Ng (My AI Mentor) might make you understand the importance of AI in the present life and the coming future: "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS THE NEW ELECTRICITY."
This... Is... Artificial Intelligence...