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The increasing potential of AI- An overview

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Vidisha Joshi


Artificial intelligence is not a new word for today’s generation. We are all aware that such technology exists and is capable of doing wonders. However, the answer to what actually artificial intelligence is and how it works is moreover technical in nature. In simple terms, artificial intelligence, as the name suggests, is a machine with human intelligence where it is programmed to learn and mimic human actions. The primary objective of AI is to help the computer perform the functions related to human knowledge like reasoning, learning and problem-solving.

In today’s world, AI has been integrated in our day-to-day lives in one way or the other. It is helping businesses, organizations and individuals to perform tasks easily and more effectively. The applications of AI include natural language processing (i.e. understanding the languages spoken by humans which further helps in automated language translation), speech recognition (for example, Siri, Ok Google), vision assistance (the technology is able to understand and describe the visual input), expert systems (the technology gives advice or explanation to the user), robots (who are capable of performing the instructions given by human beings) etc.

AI is also being used to get insights into user behaviour and give personalized recommendations based on the data. For example, Netflix uses AI technology to first understand what genre of movies the user likes (depending on the screen time), and thus, recommends movies of similar genre which the user might like.

Therefore, artificial intelligence has vast potential in terms of its applicability across sectors. Researches are being carried out to enable AI technology to perform even complex human functions.