Use Mind Maps to Easily Know more about Artificial Intelligence (AI)Nancy
As the development of human societies, a variety of new technologies have emerged. From the steam engine to electronic information, every technology era has brought a tremendous impact on our daily life. In this article, we will learn more about the history and main applications of artificial intelligence (AI) by using mind maps.
What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Artificial Intelligence, abbreviated as AI, is a new technology science to research and develop theories, methods and application systems for simulating, extending and expanding human intelligence. The term “intelligence” here involves topics such as consciousness, self, mind (including unconscious mind etc.). Professor Winston from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also pointed out a straightforward concept of AI:
“Artificial intelligence is to study how to make computers do intelligent work that only human beings could do in the past.“
That’s to say, AI is to study and construct an artificial system in order to simulate the information process of human consciousness and thinking.
History of Key AI Events Mind Map
Since the 1970s, AI has been regarded as one of the three most advanced technologies in the world (the other two are space technology and energy technology). It is also considered to be one of the leading technologies in the 21st century with genetic engineering and nanoscience. Feel free to see more detailed history of AI in the mind map below:
AI Applications Mind Map
AI is a branch of computer science, but the research and practical applications of AI cover a quite wide range of fields, such as robots engineering, language and image recognition, natural language processing, psychology, philosophy, mathematics, public service, finance, healthcare and more. You can explore more applications of AI in the following mind map:
What Would be the Next Research Topic of AI?
Usually, machines or computers learn new things based on “statistics”, “information theory” and “cybernetics”. This kind of learning has a strong dependence on the “experience” of a set of similar problems or issues. That’s also how the human brain works. However, besides learning based on experiences, the human brain can also create, which in some cases are called “inspiration” or “insight”. In contrast, currently it is still not easy for computers or machines to gain knowledge independently of quantitative practices. This could be the next possible research area of AI.
Create Your Own AI Mind Map
So far, we have discussed the basic AI concept, the brief history and key applications of AI. Not need to mention that AI is a quite useful and fast-developed field with potential challenges to human societies. So next, how about creating a mind map by yourself based on all the key points you have gained in this article? Just free download this creative and easy mind mapping software Edraw MindMaster to start right now!