How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence Really?

In this article, we will go through the intelligence level of artificial intelligence technology. We will learn about the capabilities of those systems and see what can Cameralyze solutions offers.
Tolga Akşahin
3 minutes

How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence Really?

Artificial Intelligence, I believe most of us have heard this word quite significantly in the last few years. Have you ever wondered where it all started ? How does it get its solid place in our daily lives ? Let’s take a look at the answer to this question.

Artificial intelligence first came into our lives at Dartmouth College in 1956 by cognitive scientist Marvin Minsky. The first system was quite primitive as can be guessed, the computer was built to define a numerical association between signals. Then between 1962 and 1973 those systems developed a lot, most people found the programs created in the years after the Dartmouth Workshop to be merely "astonishing," as computers were learning to speak English, proving geometric theorems, and solving algebraic word problems. At the time, few people would have thought it was even conceivable for machines to act in such a "intelligent" manner. Expert systems, a type of AI program that was adopted by businesses all over the world in the 1980’s, turned knowledge into the core topic of mainstream Artificial Intelligence research.

After those years, our imagination has merged with this technology and  we started to see science fiction movies and books that consist of those Artificial intelligence systems till nowadays. However, those systems have shown quite significant development in the last decade, there were terms invented. Large-scale data availability, more affordable and quick computers, and sophisticated machine learning techniques were effectively used to solve numerous problems across the economy in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

In reality, the McKinsey Global Institute predicted that, nearly all sectors in the US economy had at least an average of 200 terabytes of stored data" in their renowned study "Big data: The new frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity." Nowadays, we are getting benefit from Artificial intelligence nearly every hour in our lives, we can interact with those systems from healthcare to telecommunication, financial services to energy and aviation industries.

Is AI as Intelligent As We Think? 

So, is the infamous artificial intelligence really intelligent? To answer that question, we should start by answering the question: what is intelligence? Intelligence is with the shortest definition the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. According to that definition, if we compare the average human intelligence with the most advanced artificial intelligences of the 20th century, to be honest, those systems are not quite intelligent even now. Those systems are capable of executing some tasks like classifying images or detecting faces so amazingly precise that there is a quote I really like about that matter, “AI systems simulate at best a part of our intelligence”, wrote Jörg Schieb. AI systems are capable of learning, pattern recognition, and decision-making.

Is this, however, intelligence? According to the dictionary, intelligence is the capacity for rational, abstract thought and the ability to translate that concept into action. The ability to innovate and offer creative services is due to this very factor. Moreover, our feelings. But this is where AI systems fall short. They are unable to think, which prevents them from taking beneficial action. But the systems can perceive patterns and relationships, discriminate between differences, learn rules, and apply them (perhaps already better than humans can).

So, to summarize this matter, artificial intelligence is not as quite intelligent as we might be thinking, however, they are doing a great job at the specific tasks that we ask them to do. I believe that is good enough for now as the technology is constantly developing.

What Can Al Do For You or Your Business? 

So, we have talked about artificial intelligences and their intelligence level. Now let's answer the question of what artificial intelligence has to offer you and your business. Artificial intelligence can be used in every industry as I have mentioned above. Broadly speaking, AI can support three important business needs; automating business processes, gaining insight through data analysis, and engaging with customers and employees.

If we go back a few years, those systems were not easily reachable for the Daily users or small businesses, they were expensive and were requiring quite complex hardware systems. However, in the last few years companies like Cameralyze have brought those fascinating technologies to your door for such minimum wages. Cameralyze’s solutions has a lot to offer; face recognition, facial emotion recognition, human detection, barcode reader and content moderation. Those solutions enable you to analyze your customers and their journeys, which provides an effective way to improve the journey of a business's most valuable assets; their customers.

You can transform your image, video, CCTV footage, and live stream data into actionable insights simultaneously allowing you to save time and efficiency by automating your data with a no-code Visual Intelligence Platform. Since it’s no-code and integratable to all vision systems, the system saves a lot of learning afford and hardware investments. So, the easily applicable systems improve the quality of your business with such little investment levels. You can sign up in seconds and try demo version free just clicking here.

Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Computer vision is a subset of machine learning that enables computers to gain a high level of understanding based on videos and digital images. The process of employing computers to comprehend digital photos and movies is known as computer vision. It aims to automate operations that human eyesight can carry out. In order to produce information, this involves techniques for gathering, processing, analyzing, and comprehending digital images as well as for extracting data from the actual world. It also features sub-domains including object identification, video tracking, and motion estimation, making it useful for navigation, object modeling, and other fields. It seems that we will frequently hear and use these technologies that feed each other in our future lives.

What Is The Future?

So what does the future hold? AI language appears to be the next big thing in the near future. In actuality, it has already started. I don't recall the last time I called a business and spoke with a live person. Even machines are calling me now! Imagine having a real-time translation of a dialogue between two speakers of various languages or conversing informally with an expert system. In the subsequent twenty years, we can also anticipate the introduction of driverless vehicles (and that is conservative). Long-term, global intelligence, or a machine that is more cognitively capable than humans in every task, is the desired outcome.

We will see if this idea can be accomplished, by watching the exponential growth of our technology. I believe we are going to be breaking all those barriers in less than 50 years, however it will definitely bring some ethical questions about the judgments of those systems. But positively thinking, even now, from a little degree to a broad perspective, with their small percentage of potential, those Technologies are making our lives easier and easier. So I can definitely say that I am quite excited to see what it is to come.

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