Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is defined as a system that imitates human intelligence to conduct similar tasks by improving itself based on the submitted or collected information. Artificial intelligence can be used in various industries such as manufacturing, automobiles, education, medicine, and financial services. Artificial intelligence can be used to detect and defend against cybersecurity intrusions, solve technical problems, lower production management tasks, and assess internal compliance for accepted vendors. Artificial intelligence technology is affordable and can produce faster results when compared to human interactions.
The terms artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning are not the same. Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning. Neural networks create the backbone of deep learning algorithms and imitate the human brain by using specialized algorithms. It’s also important to realize that deep learning is different from machine learning. There are three main types of artificial intelligence: (1) Artificial Narrow Intelligence; (2) Artificial General Intelligence; and (3) Artificial Super Intelligence. For example, chatbots and virtual assistants (e.g., Alexa, Siri) are considered artificial narrow intelligence since they’re unable to incorporate human behaviors or interpret emotions, reactions, or tones.
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