What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
As with the word “intelligence”, there are also many different interpretations on what “Artificial Intelligence” means. Often AI is referred to as ‘”intelligence exhibited by machines” but that can feel rather abstract to many.
For this reason we prefer to determine ‘when’ something can be considered AI. In other words, ‘we know AI when we see it (in action)”.
When is something an Artificial Intelligence solution?
A solution, produce or service can be consider AI when it meets all of the five criteria below. If it does not meet all of the five conditions, we do not consider it an Artificial Intelligence solution, product or service. It can still be very effective or efficient, and it even may use a lot of Artificial Intelligence internally, but for the end user it is not considered to be an AI Solution.
|1) it senses|
It receives data real-time, for instance from..
|2) it applies knowledge|
It applies its knowledge, for instance to determine
|3) it acts|
|4) it learns|
It continuously updates and refines its knowledge, for instance through
|5) all in real-time.|
There is no significant time gap between the above, and especially should not require further manual intervention. For instance..
Artificial Intelligence solutions must be able to sense, apply knowledge, act and learn, all in real-time.