Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing artificial intelligence and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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    agent (intelligent agent)

    On the Internet, an agent (also called an intelligent agent) is a program that gathers information or performs some other service without your immediate presence and on some regular schedule.

  • AI (artificial intelligence)

    AI (artificial intelligence) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.

  • AI accelerator

    An AI accelerator is a microchip designed specifically to enable faster processing of artificial intelligence (AI) tasks.

  • AI washing

    AI washing is a marketing effort designed to associate brands and products with artificial intelligence, even though the connection may be tenuous or non-existent.

  • algorithmic accountability

    Algorithmic accountability is the concept that companies should be held responsible for the results of their programmed algorithms.

  • algorithmic transparency

    Algorithmic transparency is openness about the purpose, structure and underlying actions of the algorithms used to search for, process and deliver information.

  • ambient intelligence (AmI)

    Ambient intelligence is the element of a pervasive computing environment that enables it to interact with and respond appropriately to the humans in that environment.

  • android (humanoid robot)

    Android (robot) definition: An android is a robot that is designed to look like a human, either in its basic form or so closely it could almost be mistaken for a person.

  • artificial general intelligence (AGI)

    Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is the representation of generalized human cognitive abilities in software so that, faced with an unfamiliar task, the AI system could find a solution. AGI, sometimes referred to as strong AI, contrasts with weak AI, which is the application of artificial intelligence to specific tasks or types of problems.

  • artificial ignorance

    Artificial ignorance is the artificial intelligence (AI) development practice of ignoring insignificant data in order to focus more attention to important information that might be valuable.

  • Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS)

    Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) is the third party offering of artificial intelligence (AI) outsourcing.

  • artificial personality (AP)

    An artificial personality (AP) is a collection of characteristics, tendencies and behavioral quirks assigned to a chatbot, digital assistant, robot or video game character.

  • artificial superintelligence (ASI)

    Artificial superintelligence (ASI) is software-based intellectual powers that surpass human ability across almost all conceivable categories and fields of endeavor.

  • artificially-intelligent attorney (AI attorney)

    Essentially, an artificially intelligent lawyer is a specialized AI legal research program and may be referred to as an AI lawyer or attorney, a digital lawyer or attorney or a virtual lawyer or attorney.

  • assistive technology (adaptive technology)

    According to the United States Assistive Technology Act of 1998, assistive technology (also called adaptive technology) refers to any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

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