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What is AI?

By 14th December 2022December 15th, 2022General

You see AI everyday!

Artificial intelligence (AI) is used in many aspects of our daily lives, often without us even realizing it. Here are a few examples of how AI is used in everyday life:

  • Virtual assistants, such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, use AI to understand and respond to voice commands.
  • Email spam filters use AI to identify and block unwanted messages.
  • Many social media platforms use AI to personalize the content that users see in their feeds.
  • Uber and Ola use AI to route vehicles and calculate estimated times of arrival.
  • Online retailers use AI to suggest products, that’s AI
  • Many banks and financial institutions use AI to detect and prevent fraud.
  • When you add your query on Google Search bar, it prompts you with recommendations – that is AI
  • Grammarly and Microsoft use AI to predict words, phrases and checks your grammar.
  • When you ask a query on products, railway bookings and others you have a chatbot that is AI
  • Netflix and other video content make recommendations to you, that are governed by AI.
  • Voice recognition on phones uses AI.

What is AI?

AI has entered our lives. So what is AI? AI, or artificial intelligence, is the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. These machines can be designed to mimic the way a human would think, learn, and make decisions. Some examples of AI include virtual assistants, such as Siri or Alexa, and self-driving cars. AI is an interdisciplinary field that combines computer science, psychology, philosophy, and many other fields to create intelligent machines.

It is a large language model trained by OpenAI to assist with answering questions and providing information on a wide range of topics. So, let’s just not watch technology pass by without capitalizing on it’s positive uses and use it to problem solve and build creativity.

Can AI replace Google?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI.  It is not able to replace Google or any other search engine. The purpose of Artificial Intelligence models is to assist with answering questions and providing information on a wide range of topics. It does not have the ability to browse the internet or index webpages like a search engine does. It is a tool that can be used to help with research and learning, but it is not a replacement for a search engine.

Are all answers provided by Open AI accurate?

As a large language model trained by OpenAI, it is designed to provide accurate and reliable information on various topics. However, it is not able to provide the most up-to-date information because the data has a fixed cutoff point. In addition, it is not able to verify the accuracy of the information it provides because it does not have the ability to browse the internet or access new information. It is always a good idea to double-check the information it provides from many reliable sources.

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Please note – this blogpost was created with the help of ChatopenAI in less than 10 minutes.

How can Librarians use AI?

Librarians can use it to

  • Generate ideas
  • Brainstorm topics
  • Provide a quick overview of a topic to our patrons
  • Find a way to simplify complex concepts and explain them in simple ways.

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