Artificial Intelligence is a broad term that covers a wide range of disciplines. You might have heard of them…
Artificial Neural Networks
They all mean different things. It can be confusing in what sounds and looks like a very mysterious world. Many feel that it is a threat, that robots will take over, that machines will make decisions for us and take control our lives. There is quite a lot of fear, most of it misguided but some of it needs to be addressed.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the generic term I will use for the purpose of explanation. It is not about machines becoming sentient, it is all about the use of computers and coding to learn stuff. For instance looking at a picture of a cat and a dog and being trained to recognise the difference. This is something that we find very easy but it is something computers find extraordinarily difficult.