Journal 2 Intelligent Systems: Understanding Artificial Intelligence

by jerdy on 31/10/2019

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is the ability of a computer to act, think, and perform like a human-being.

There are 2 categories of AI:

  • Narrow AI
  • Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Narrow AI

Sometime narrow AI is referred as a “Weak AI”. Narrow AI operates within a limited context and is a simulation of human intelligence. The focus of Narrow AI is performing a specific task extremely well.

Several examples of Narrow AI include:

  • Google search
  • Image recognition software
  • Siri, Alexa and other personal assistants
  • Self-driving cars
  • IBM’s Watson

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Artificial General Intelligence sometimes is referred as “Strong AI”. AGI is the type of artificial intelligence that we see in movies and games. The robots in the movie, I Robot, can be considered as AGI. A movie character, Data, from Star Trek is also an example of AGI.

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