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Artificial intelligence can be defined in a variety of ways, depending on who you ask. To many, artificial intelligence, or AI, is a cinematic robot or IBM’s Watson. Webster’s dictionary definition is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers or the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.  AI encompasses our daily lives through technology like Siri, Google’s search algorithms, or any smart device. The idea of artificial intelligence began over 70 years ago and was initially slow to develop. At the time, computers lacked the power needed to process data and the memory. The growth with AI development has exploded over the past 25 years, recently due to advances with machine learning and deep learning.  Machine learning, or artificial intelligence technology, is defined as the ability to continually learn from data collected to make predictions based on analyzing algorithms. Deep learning, a division of machine learning, utilizes artificial neural networks to process data in layers to detect patterns without having prior information. With technology continuously advancing, what will AI bring to us in the future?

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