Is it or is it not AI?

MIT Technology Review logoIn an industry jam-packed with jargon, few terms get abused and misused more than “AI.” If you’re like me, the use of “AI” in marketing-babble stops you dead in your tracks and causes you to mutter suspiciously, “What exactly is artificially intelligent about this product?” Now, at last, Karen Hao of the MIT Technology Review, has given us a clean, simple way to cut through the buzz words and understand if what we are talking about is truly “artificial intelligence.”

Ms. Hao has drawn up a clear, concise flow chart that will help you quickly ascertain whether an application or product is truly tapping into AI:

MIT Technology Review - AI Flow Chart Bravo! Brilliantly done. With admiration, I thank Ms. Hao for providing this useful public service…