In simple words, Artificial Intelligence, or more commonly called machine intelligence, is the intelligence that is often demonstrated and used by machines, in comparison to natural human intelligence. For example – speech recognition, problem-solving, visual perception, decision-making, etc.
Some branches of AI include machine learning, Big Data, and Natural Language Processing (NLP).
AI comprises of advanced algorithms that follow a mathematical function, which can handle higher processes like humans.
Debates have always been going on if strong AI will ever be achieved, and others insist advancement in AI is the end to human evolution. Most researchers agree that a Super-intelligent AI is unlikely to express human emotions like love, hate, compassion, jealousy, etc., and that we have no reason to consider AI beneficial or destructive.
“In our business, we talk about emerging technologies and how they impact society. We’ve never seen a technology move as fast as AI has to impact society and technology. This is by far the fastest-moving technology that we’ve ever tracked in terms of its impact and we’re just getting started.”
– Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture.
“Everything we love about civilization is a product of intelligence, so amplifying our human intelligence with artificial intelligence has the potential of helping civilization flourish like never before – as long as we manage to keep the technology beneficial.”
– Max Tegmark, President of the Future of the life Institute.