What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI), as defined by IBM, "refers to any human-like intelligence exhibited by a computer, robot, or other machines." This intelligence, though demonstrated by machines, can sometimes mimic the intelligence demonstrated by humans. There are many applications and benefits to AI, including virtual reality, facial recognition technology, and positive changes in the workforce.

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Artificial intelligence, as defined by IBM, "refers to any human-like intelligence exhibited by a computer, robot, or other machines." This intelligence, though demonstrated by machines, can sometimes closely mimic the intelligence demonstrated by humans. Some are skeptical of AI because of how close to human intelligence AI technology can seem to get, but there have been numerous benefits to using AI, and we interact with AI almost every day. Navigation apps, for example, often use AI.

In the workforce, AI has incredible accuracy, speed, and precision. Many jobs that might be tedious, repetitive, or sometimes even dangerous can be completed by AI, allowing the employer to avoid asking an employee to complete repetitive tasks or putting the employee's safety in danger. For example, NASA's latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is using AI on its mission to explore the Red Planet. It's important to note that, although many are wary of AI because they feel that the technology might actually nudge humans out of the workforce and leave most jobs to be completed by robots, as it stands now, AI isn't effective unless it's programmed and coded properly, and even then, it might still need a human hand to guide it and analyze it.

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