Artificial Intelligence is no longer confined to the realms of science fiction; it’s a powerful and transformative tool shaping our world today.
In the latest issue of Military In Business® magazine, we join Mark Neill, Managing Director of Landmarc, on a journey into the world of AI. The article aims to demystify AI for readers from all backgrounds, shedding light on its historical roots, current status, and the promising future it holds, especially for start-ups and small to medium enterprises
AI: From Sci-Fi To Reality
AI refers to the development of computer systems capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. These tasks include problem-solving, learning, decision-making, language understanding, and perception. While AI has made significant strides in recent years, its roots trace back to the mid-20th century.
The term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ was first coined at a conference in 1956. Early AI systems were built to mimic human intelligence, and optimism about AI’s potential ran high. However, progress was slower than expected, leading to a period known as the ‘AI winter’ in the 1970s and 80s when funding and interest waned. Fast forward to the 21st century, and AI experienced a resurgence thanks to advances in computing power and the availability of vast datasets. Machine learning, a subset of AI that focuses on training algorithms to learn from data, became a game-changer.
The Current State Of AI
Today, AI is all around us, even if we don’t always recognise it. It powers virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa, recommends movies on Netflix, and assists in medical diagnoses. Machine learning and deep learning, subfields of AI, have made significant progress in tasks like image recognition, natural language processing, and autonomous driving.
Learn more, including what to expect from the future of AI, in the latest issue of Military In Business® magazine at https://bit.ly/mibmag7