The overall perception of what constitutes artificial intelligence is changing in step with the evolution of the technology. Researcher Jim Hendler argues that artificial intelligence is “what people are currently better at, but which we are trying to get machines to do.” This approach means that we can never be truly satisfied with today’s technology. As soon as a machine can accomplish a task as well or better than a human being, we no longer consider this to be artificial intelligence – then it’s just computer science. The positive thing about this approach is that it means we are always striving for new challenges.
How can businesses adopt new technology?
These are exciting times for artificial intelligence. The field has existed since the 1950s, and the technology is not new. Yet the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace is relatively new, but rapidly growing.
A growing number of companies are implementing such technologies to create business value. One might say that artificial intelligence is a system’s ability to interpret external data, learn from them and use this knowledge to carry out tasks and achieve specific goals. In other words, such systems can absorb sensory input, make assessments and perform actions.