Artificial intelligence is at a critical point in its evolution. Over the last 500 years, human knowledge and intelligence has originated from evolution, experience, culture, and computers. In the not-so-distant future, most of the knowledge in the world is going to be extracted by machines and will reside in machines.
At this point, you might be imagining a future full of Terminators and I, Robot, but that’s a long, long way off from where we are today. Coined in 1956 by Dartmouth Assistant Professor, John McCarthy, “AI is a general term that refers to hardware or software that exhibits behavior which appears intelligent.” AI is designed around how people think. It’s an emulation of human intelligence.
Author: Mahe Bayireddi