Artificial Intelligence is something we repeatedly rely on to make our lives easier. If you think it is not really present, just look at any chat forums and subreddits and you’ll see bots and all sorts of tools which can help you around.
Artificial intelligence is very important in online casinos, for example, as it helps them keep the peace and distribute money and odds properly. Games which have high stakes and which offer a lot of money cannot have the same odds as a simple scratchcard. Also, an artificial intelligence can spot cheaters a mile away, nowadays.
Here is how they are created.
Artificial Intelligence vs Natural Intelligence
While we have some semblance of the idea how human brains work, we have yet to determine all the ins and outs of the human brain. Not knowing our own limits and biology, we set out to create an artificial intelligence. Many scientists believe that by studying artificial intelligence and ways that it can be created and trained can in turn help them understand natural intelligence, to the point where that can also increase AI learning.
This is a very vague field and at the moment, it is really difficult for anyone to say that they have a working AI because then nobody would be spending hundreds of millions of dollars monthly to find out answers to such questions.
How Modern Day “AIs” Work
Since a completely artificial intelligence is yet to happen, we have to settle for very specific ones which can handle some tasks but not all. It cannot really communicate and handle web users’ search patterns at the same time.
Artificial intelligence is coded to have in mind vast amounts of data regarding a certain subject, an example, chess. In a tree like structure, it would remove and highlight possible options based on the game at hand and would determine the best possible outcome to win or force a draw.
In other games like MOBAs and shooters, the AI is coded to use the environment and predictive algorithms based on the available data to give you as hard of a time as possible. The days of just bumping up stats are long gone.
Where Can You Find AIs
Some of the most advanced AI research is done by Google and Facebook. Google’s search engine is very good at giving you results or predicting what you want. If you searched for Firefly, the TV show, then Morena Baccarin, one of the actresses, and then you start typing Nat, there is a great possibility that it Nathan Fillion would be suggested almost immediately, based on your previous two consecutive searches.
Facebook, on the other hand, is also good at providing you with very interesting suggestions based on what you’ve liked or even visited. YouTube work s in a similar way, backed by Google’s AIs.
Various web sites have some sort of an AI, especially online casinos. Something has to regulate the games or they will end up losing money.
The truth is that we are still very far away from understanding or building a true AI, as much as we are from understanding how human intelligence actually works. One should lead to the discovery and further understanding of the other, it’s just that things are going rather slow as it is a very, very difficult subject.
The hours, scientists, energy and amount of data and money invested into this are all quite impressive and the results will surely be there, once things start clicking. Don’t worry, we won’t end up with Skynet, probably.