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Approved 12 May, 2021 @ 3:51pm by Jan Viljoen (version: 9)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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AI: Artificial Intelligence, thinking technology, algorithms, learning machines and/or programmed robots.

Most people are currently under the impression that AIplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigArtificial intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines using algorithms, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. is machine-like, as popularly implied in movies such as Terminator and The Matrix. This is not so! AI is algorithms that mimic human action and/or thinking, such as - for example - Google search algorithms, accountancy suites, banking applications, office programs, lifts, …etc. When we realize this, it's actually quite scary how far AI has already penetrated the current workplace and our personal lives. SMART-phones - for instance - are an excellent example of this kind of “subtle”, persistent and exponential growing infiltration of AI into our everyday personal and professional lives.