AI (pronounced AYE-EYE) or artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. Particular applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision.
Sophisticated technology continues to embed itself in modern society, from digital personal assistants and smart-search algorithms in Google, to experimental self-driving cars. Artificial intelligence is defined as a computer or machine being able to perform “logical deduction and inference,” and “make decisions based on past experience or insufficient or conflicting information.” Current tech levels already pose frightening ethical dilemmas, such as whether military drones or other robotic systems should be designed to use lethal force against targets without direct human involvement. Presently, programmed machines can react with greater speed and accuracy than a human operator, but are still capable of gross error without human biases and intuition to guide decision making. These issues will be intensified if AI is built into such systems, introducing independent motives that may be completely unpredictable or in direct conflict with human intentions.
Though Artificial Intelligence is one of the fastest-growing areas for high-tech professionals, there are too few qualified engineers, according to a recent Kiplinger report.
Robotics and artificial intelligence will impact wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance.
The need for AI specialists exists in just about every field as companies seek to give computers the ability to think, learn, and adapt.
Exciting and rewarding career opportunities as a Machine Learning Software Engineer, Deep Learning Specialist, Data Scientist, Automation Engineer, 3D Artist, Computer Vision Engineer, and many more!
In the near term, the goal of keeping AI’s impact on society beneficial motivates research in many areas, from economics and law to technical topics such as verification, validity, security and control. Whereas it may be little more than a minor nuisance if your laptop crashes or gets hacked, it becomes all the more important that an AI system does what you want it to do if it controls your car, your airplane, your pacemaker, your automated trading system or your power grid. Another short-term challenge is preventing a devastating arms race in lethal autonomous weapons.