AI platforms Definitions

  • A

    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.

  • 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 superintelligence (ASI)

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

  • 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.

  • D

    data science

    Data science is the study of where information comes from, what it represents and how it can be turned into a valuable resource in the creation of business and IT strategies.

  • data scientist

    A data scientist is a professional responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting large amounts of data to identify ways to help a business improve operations and gain a competitive edge over rivals.

  • developmental robotics

    Developmental robotics is the use of human psychology principles in the design of intelligent, autonomous robots that learn from their own individual experiences. This field is also known as epigenetic robotics.

  • I

    IBM Watson supercomputer

    Watson is an IBM supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a 'question answering' machine.

  • P

    probabilistic robotics

    Probabilistic robotics, also called statistical robotics, is a field of robotics that involves the control and behavior of robots in environments subject to unforeseeable events. Because reality always involves uncertainty, probabilistic robotics may help robots to more effectively contend with real-world scenarios.

  • S

    Singularity (the)

    The Singularity is the hypothetical future creation of superintelligent machines. Superintelligence is defined as a technologically-created cognitive capacity far beyond that possible for humans.

  • social robot

    Social robot definition: A social robot is designed to interact and collaborate with humans and other robots.

  • T

    telepresence robot

    A telepresence robot is a remote-controlled, wheeled device that has wireless internet connectivity. Typically, the robot uses a tablet to provide video and audio capabilities.

  • U

    ubiquitous robotics

    Ubiquitous robotics is the design and deployment of robots in smart network environments in which everything is interconnected. In this context, the word "ubiquitous" can translate as "omnipresent and pervasive."