Artificial Intelligence (AI)

What is Artificial Intelligence(AI)?
AI is the imitation of human intelligence by a machine/system. AI is the study and design of a machine that senses the environment, takes a decision and put it into action. A machine developed with artificial intelligence will have the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. 

It can think logically and make decisions with less or no mistakes. Due to the accuracy and speed, the impact of AI in everyday life is growing rapidly. For now, this impact seems to be positive and helpful for the users of technology. 

Here are few uses of AI:
·         Email filtering: Artificial Intelligence is used to filter the incoming mails. Based on the rules defined by the user, Email filters can learn to recognize the spam.
·         Speech recognition: AI is used in speech recognition apps to optimize their functionality.
·         Banking: Online Banking systems also use the AI to track unusual activities (fraud detection) on the customer accounts.
·         Online shopping sites use AI for product recommendations and purchase predictions. 
·         Search engines with the help of AI, can predict what a user is going to type
·         There are many other applications that use AI: voice to text apps, personal assistant apps such as Siri, Cortana and Google Now and also Amazon’s Alexa.
·          Self-driving cars is another example for artificial intelligence.

It is a branch of AI which includes the study of making most intelligent and efficient robots. To develop a robot,
·         mechanical engineering is used in planning and designing,
·         electrical engineering is used to power up and control the components
·         computer programs or you can call them the most critical algorithms are used to perform the desired tasks.

But according to many scientists if AI becomes more intelligent than human then it can become a threat to human life. There is another fear many people have is machines with AI can lead to destruction, if put in the wrong hands.