Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic that has been discussed in philosophy and science fiction for decades, but it’s rapidly becoming reality.

Copyright by Aruna Pattam Director, & AI & Data Science – Asia Pacific & ME HCL Technologies via LinkedIn

SwissCognitive, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Bots, CDO, CIO, CI, Cognitive Computing, Deep Learning, IoT, Machine Learning, NLP, Robot, Virtual reality, learningIn 2017, AI became a household name. It was all over the news every day with companies like Google investing billions of dollars into developing more and more AI applications.

AI covers some really fascinating topics, from how we design intelligent machines to what our future might look like when these machines are more ubiquitous than humans.

But what exactly is it? And why are we so excited about it?

Artificial intelligence is the science of making machines that can think like humans. It can do things that are considered “smart.”

An example might be when Siri tells you when it will rain in your city today.

In this article, I’ll break down the basics of AI so you can better understand what is means in a more simplistic way.

Topics covered in this article:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • What is Machine Learning?
  • What is Deep Learning?

What Do People Really Think Of AI?

When people are asked about AI, they’re usually thinking of Hollywood blockbusters like Terminator.

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It’s not surprising when talking to someone who has never heard nor seen any mention about Artificial Intelligence before (AI) often conjure up images similar to those found within movies such as The Terminator- something which most might consider an accurate representation though.

They think we are at a point where AI can do all things for us – take care of our jobs, make decisions without consulting with humans and so forth. […]

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