Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving.
Artificial intelligence is based on the principle that human intelligence can be defined in a way that a machine can easily mimic it and execute tasks, from the most simple to those that are even more complex. The goals of artificial intelligence include learning, reasoning, and perception.
So AI is a machines that can learn, understand and do tasks. This machine can help human activities, because humans have limits.
AI is continuously evolving to benefit many different industries. Machines are wired using a cross-disciplinary approach based in mathematics, computer science, linguistics, psychology, and more.
There are examples of the application of AI :
Smart assistants (like Siri and Alexa)
Disease mapping and prediction tools
Manufacturing and drone robots
Optimized, personalized healthcare treatment recommendations
Conversational bots for marketing and customer service
Robo-advisors for stock trading
Spam filters on email
Social media monitoring tools for dangerous content or false news
Song or TV show recommendations from Spotify and Netflix