Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term that has become familiar to almost everyone nowadays. However, despite its growing prevalence, many people may still be unsure about what AI really is and what it actually means. At its core, AI is a type of computerized problem-solving that is based on user requests. It allows machines to analyze data and learn from it, in order to make decisions or take actions based on that information.
There are three distinct types of AI: Weak AI, Strong AI, and Super Intelligence. Of these, Weak AI is the only type that we as a society have fully recognized and implemented to date. Weak AI is typically focused on performing singular tasks, such as facial recognition, speech recognition/voice assistants, driving a car, or searching the internet. However, it is highly effective at the specific job it has been programmed to do.
Strong AI, also known as deep AI, is a type of AI that is capable of emulating human insight or potentially even practices. It has the ability to learn and apply its intelligence to solve specific problems. Strong AI can think, understand, and act in a way that is practically identical to a human in any given circumstance.
Super Intelligence, on the other hand, has been the stuff of science fiction for many years. The idea of artificial super intelligence is that it would hypothetically outperform the human brain at all that we do – math, science, sports, games, and even emotional connections. Computers with super intelligence would have a greater memory capacity and faster response times, making them able to analyze and process information far more quickly than humans. As such, they would exceed the capabilities of human beings in numerous ways.
AI is a complex and rapidly-evolving field that holds immense potential for the future of humanity. If you have a specific need related to AI and would like to speak with an experienced team, you are welcome to ask for up to four (4) hours of free consultancy.