What is artificial intelligence?
Artificial Intelligence or AI for an acronym, technically means making a computer eligible to make informed decisions about
a problem which are sometimes beyond processing capabilities of a normal person or in most
cases too time taking to make relevant impact. Artificial Intelligence helps improve decision
making by enabling computers to make real time, high precision impactful decisions. Real
life scenarios utilizing Artificial Intelligence are for example Cab Aggregators suggesting
high density pick up areas considering area specific details like weather, day, time, local
events, etc. to cab drivers to accordingly station their cabs. In fact, we are increasingly
interacting with our computers by just talking to them, whether it’s Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s
Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or the many voice-responsive features of Google. Chinese search
giant Baidu says customers have tripled their use of its speech interfaces in the past 18
months. Then there are the advances in image recognition. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu
all have features that let you search or automatically organize collections of photos with
no identifying tags. All these use Artificial Intelligence technologies under the hood.