Indeed, we hear a lot about Artificial Intelligence nowadays, but few people really understand what artificial intelligence really is. Much more confusing to newcomers and novices is that many folks which are in the artificial intelligence field debate its definition. Still compounding the problem is when commercial ventures begin touting their technologies as artificially intelligent driven, when actually they are not.
There are always a number of different categories that those in the field of artificial intelligence fall into. One is people who think that ambient clinical intelligence artificial intelligence is computer software which mimics human decision making or generally seems to mimic human decision making. Then there is the group that calls themselves purists who think that neural network processing does work artificial intelligence. Of course we are discussing both types. We will also touch upon all the various applications, technologies which are or appear to be similar enough, that their creators or marketers have labeled as artificial intelligence.
Today we most commonly see that such applications as search engines on the Internet, autonomous operation and interactive eLearning systems, along with recognition software for speech, facial features, finger marks, spell checkers, voice, anti-spam programs or algorithms which scan databases to find anomalies. Of course the more intense the applying for instance 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 obvious that artificial intelligence has changed our lives as much as computers themselves and as time goes on much 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 almost everything you could possibly dream up. Perhaps after looking over this book you may in reality consider more applications in your industry?
Is the sky the limit to artificial intelligence? Indeed, it does appear to be and yet perhaps not, as we’re already using AI underwater and underground, therefore the 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 one dimension. In the foreseeable future humans may have add-on features where man and machine is merged using Artificially Intelligent components. So once 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 carry on the forward progression of the technology without sacrificing or risking all we’re and all we’ve built; perhaps that indeed is the foremost question of all?