Artificial Intelligence (AI) touches every aspect of our lives. Whether we are shopping online, taking an Uber, working with our smartphone assistants or connecting on social networks — AI is transforming the way we interact with the world and the way world interacts with us.
The first ever computers were made so that people could win wars. Alan Turing created a computer that could detect what the Nazis were communicating during world war 2. A computer program carries out tasks based on what instructions we give – it’s like a genie.
But what is Artificial Intelligence?
Humans are better at making conversations, showing emotions, visualizing things, experiencing things, learning new skills, etc.
Computers are better at solving math problems fast, searching and remembering things, working for long duration without any breaks – they don’t need to play, eat or sleep.
So when we make computers do things that humans are better at doing typically – that is called Artificial Intelligence
AI is when a computer program or machine has the ability to think and learn. Recognizing pictures, talking to us and self-driving cars are all some great examples of AI.
Let me share some experiences that I have had with AI-
● I played a game online – on AI experiments with Google, where I draw, and an AI bot would guess what I was drawing. It was given millions of pictures to learn first and then when I started drawing a fork, it very quickly recognized my drawing.
● I also talk to Alexa at home every day. I am amazed at how she understands my language and answers my questions, when she doesn’t know the answer – she just tells me, “I don’t know the answer to that”.
● Another great example of AI is Iron man’s J.A.R.V.I.S. Tony Stark uploaded Jarvis to all Iron man armours. J.A.R.V.I.S.’s personality and intellect improves over the course of the Avenger movies. From being a bit serious in tone in the first film, to having much more emotion and understanding when communicating with Tony, or anyone else for that matter, as the movies progress.
● A robot named Sophia may be the smartest robot in the world. Sophia is designed to look like a human and to respond to questions. Sophia can follow faces, maintain eye contact, and even recognize individuals.
I am super excited about the future and how AI is going to further impact all our lives.

By Deeyan Doshi – IV A