Automation and AI
AI is automating intelligence requiring tasks. Both automation and AI are driving technological deflation that started when we started using and refining tools.
Automation and AI are driving various changes in this world for the better and for the worse and this article is intended to chart these impacts as well as charting out the technologies out there.
“Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed with minimal human assistance.”
“Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is used to describe machines that mimic "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving".”
AI is can be divided to multiple subfields:
- w:Machine learning (ML) is the scientific study of w:algorithms and w:statistical models that w:computer systems use to effectively perform a specific task without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead. ( Wikipedia )
- w:Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of w:computer science, information engineering, and w:artificial intelligence concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages, in particular how to program computers to process and analyze large amounts of w:natural language data. ( Wikipedia )
- w:Expert system is a computer system that emulates the decision-making ability of a human expert. ( Wikipedia )