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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that would typically require human intelligence.

Key Points

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an umbrellla term for many different fields of study, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and many fields overlap others. ¬†
  • Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is the term used to which refers to the development of AI systems that can perform any intellectual task that a human can. AGI is often seen as the ultimate goal of AI developmen.
  • To achieve AGI it is likely that many fields within AI will be utilised, but it is not a field of AI like Computer Vision or Machine Learning.

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Within AI there are many fields and there is significant overlap and interaction between them. This list will start with AGI which is not technically a field but rather a goal of the various fields of study.

Artificial General Intelligence

An AGI system would be capable of understanding and learning any intellectual task that a human can, such as reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and creativity, among others. AGI is often seen as the ultimate goal of AI development, and its successful creation would represent a major milestone in the history of artificial intelligence. However, AGI development poses significant technical and ethical challenges, and its implementation is still a matter of ongoing research and debate.

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