Today’s perception of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the general public is massively influenced by movies like Her or Ex-Machina. ‘Super’ intelligent systems easily outperform human intelligence on almost all fronts and speak to ‘inferior’ humans in the voice of Scarlett Johansson – at least in the film Her.
“Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the field of AI research defines itself as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal.”
Just recently I read that 2017 is the year of Artificial Intelligence. The number of AI start-ups is growing rapidly, there are more and more conferences dedicated to the topic and we hear a lot about the big tech companies investing huge amounts of money in AI related developments.