Most of us are familiar with Artificial Intelligence, aka, AI. If you are new to the game, check out this Wikipedia link.
Eloquently defined by ChatGPT, AI is a field of computer science and technology that focuses on creating systems and machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. These tasks can include understanding natural language, recognizing patterns, solving problems, making decisions, and learning from experience. AI systems aim to simulate human-like cognitive functions and processes, albeit often in a more specialized and narrow context. AI can be categorized into several subfields, including: machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, expert systems, reinforcement learning, and AI planning. Some systems, like ChatGPT incorporate many of these fields, but what makes ChatGPT so effective is its combination of deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), and neural network architecture, which is built atop a tremendous amount of data across a large distribution of powerful servers.
How we decide to incorporate AI into our daily lives will largely dictate how effective AI can will be. Used in the field of healthcare, AI shows promising potential in drug discovery and treatment plans based on an individual’s unique genetic composition. On the opposite end this spectrum, AI can be used for maleficent purposes, including robotic warfare or social profiling. AI’s impact on humanity can also be more nuanced. Take for example AI’s ability to generate ‘art’ or write music. How society addresses the many challenges of AI remains to be seen, but for the time being, AI is continues to happen all around us, whether we are aware or not. Either way, for now, let’s give Weird Al some love: