Types of Artificial Intelligence

Types of Artificial Intelligence

How many types of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are there?

As the host of ‘AI – The Future of Business’, I wanted to dig into various types of AI as one of the first topics. There are either 4 types of AI or 3 types of AI depending on who you listen to.

4 Types of AI:

Reactive machines: Very limited capability that just produces an output based on input. No memory and no learning.

Limited memory: Machines that are capable of learning from historical data and make better predictions. Most current applications fall into this category.

Theory of Mind: Machines that begin to interact with the thoughts and emotions of humans. This is at a conceptual stage and work in progress as we speak.

Self-aware: The final stage of AI that has evolved to be human-like with independent intelligence. We are far from this.

There are 3 other types of AI which I think are similar in concept.

Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI): Systems designed for one specific task and whose capabilities are not easily transferable to other systems

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI): Machines with human-level or higher intelligence capable of abstracting concepts from limited experience and transferring knowledge between domains.

Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI): This is where machines become self-aware and surpass the capacity of human intelligence and ability.

About the Author Ramesh Dontha

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