The 101 Series
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In today’s world, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term we hear often. But what does it really mean? At its core, AI is a tool, a creation of human hands, designed to recognize patterns and assist us in various tasks. However, it is not a mind. It does not think or feel.
Types of AI
- Basic Algorithms: The simplest form of AI, performing tasks following preset instructions.
- Machine Learning (ML): A step up, ML learns from data to improve at tasks over time.
- Deep Learning: A subset of ML, it uses neural networks to analyze various levels of data.
- Generative AI: Like the ones creating text or images, mimicking thought but lacking understanding.
- Reinforcement Learning: This type learns by trial and error, improving through feedback.
- Autonomous Systems: AI that can perform tasks with minimal human intervention.
The Reality of Generative AI
There’s a version of AI called Generative AI, like the one that can write essays or create images. It’s clever, but not smart. It can mimic thought, but doesn’t actually understand anything.
Fear and Misunderstanding
People worry about AI becoming too powerful, acting on its own, or misunderstanding our instructions with dire consequences. These fears come from a place of misunderstanding. AI operates on the data and rules we provide. It doesn’t learn or evolve on its own.