We’ve all heard of Artificial Intelligence, but do we know what it really is?

From SIRI and Alexa to self-driving cars, artificial intelligenceis progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can includeanything from Google’s search algorithms to autonomous weaponswhich will fight all future wars.

Artificial intelligence today is properly known as narrow AI, becauseit is designed to perform a narrow task such asfacial recognition or driving a car). 

However, the long-term goal of many researchers is to create general AI. While narrow AI may outperform humans at whatever its specific task is, like playing chess or solving equations, Artificial General Intelligencewould outperform humans at nearly every cognitive task. 

But the question still persists – Would you trust a robot or a machine to replace your dentist or your cab driver?

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