A robot that thinks and acts autonomously and ousts human beings – that is the image that many people associate with the catchword artificial intelligence. The reality is quite different. Artificial intelligence is already found in most software applications and it is continuously further developing.
With the aid of large quantities of data and massive computing power, artificial intelligence (AI) should identify images, understand speech, and solve very general problems. The computing processes are oriented to the workings of the human brain and learn from experience. Implementation areas are varied, and include automated production lines, chat bots for customer service, autonomous cars, virtual assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana, and the intelligent control of energy networks on the basis of supply and demand.
Currently the topic deep learning, a sub-area of machine learning, is attracting special attention, which in particular has brought great progress in voice recognition and image recognition. The Internet of Things and the quantities of data thereby available plays an important role for deep learning.
With regard to the applicability in different industries BICCnet is pursuing the topic complex artificial intelligence.