The emergence of Artificial Intelligence has played an essential role in revolutionizing the technical industry. According to many people, Artificial Intelligence is something that makes their work easy; well, it is just one of the qualities of Artificial Intelligence.
What is Artificial Intelligence?
According to Wikipedia, Artificial Intelligence “is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans.”
Artificial intelligence can be categorized into several stages, depending upon the role they play. In this article, we will go through all of these stages, including their real-world application.
Stages of Artificial Intelligence
In modern science, Artificial Intelligence has three stages. They are as follows:
1). Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI)
2). Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
3). Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI)
Stage 1: Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI)
When Artificial Intelligence system is programmed in such a way that it performs a set of instructions only for the specified data, then it is termed as Artificial Narrow Intelligence. Artificial Narrow Intelligence doesn’t mean a dumb program; it is just that it is made for a specific set of tasks.
Let’s consider an example of a Virtual Assistant such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. All these Virtual Assistants are programmed in such a way that they can perform several tasks, but these tasks are limited only to their respective devices, i.e., smartphones, tablets, etc. Suppose, if you ask Siri to make a call to your friend, it will make the call using the same iPhone, it won’t use your landline, because, it simply can’t do it.
So, I think we got the basic idea of Artificial Narrow Intelligence, now let’s get in brief with Artificial General Intelligence.
Stage 2: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
When Artificial Intelligence system is programmed in such a way that it can totally mimic human intelligence and behavior, then it is termed as Artificial General Intelligence. Some researchers refer it to as “Strong AI” and “Full AI”. In simple words, it is the Artificial Intelligence System that can totally work and take decisions similar to human beings.
In the present industry, no such system is available, but researchers and scientists believe that in a few years, we will interact with such systems.
Stage 3: Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI)
When Artificial Intelligence system is programmed in such a way that its decision-making ability and the ability to mimic human intelligence is way better than human, then it is termed as Super Intelligence. In simple words, it is the system which surpasses human abilities.
In the present industry, this type of system is available only in the form of fictions. For example, in Avengers: Endgame (Movie), the Jarvis was able to make decisions better than humans so that it can be considered as Artificial Super Intelligence system. Some people think that the emergence of this system will lead to the bane of human life. However, in order to program this system, it will take decades or probably, centuries.
I think, now you are well aware of Artificial Intelligence and its stages, and also how they differ from each other. If you are interested in learning Artificial Intelligence and standing out of the crowd, do check this course.