Lesson: Defining AI vs NI (Natural Intelligence)
Activity 2: What is AI / What does AI mean to you?
- Download and use the worksheet for this activity, or, if you prefer (or are working with others), use a whiteboarding application like Miro, and make two columns labeled AI and NI, and add notes with ideas to each column.
- Write your own definitions of AI and NI and we will revisit these definitions later on in the full course, to see if your conceptions have changed or if you feel you can better define these terms after the course.
- What are the similarities and differences between NI and AI? There are no right or wrong answers at this point.
Reflect on the following concepts. Do they align with your own definitions of AI/NI?
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- The ability to use an algorithm/program/machine/computer to learn new things
- The ability to use an algorithm/program/machine/computer to apply knowledge to unknown circumstances.
- A machine that can predict and classify things
- A machine that can understand human language, and communicate effectively.
- A machine that can think like, and communicate with, human beings.
- A machine that can perceive its surroundings and react to them, in a logical way.
Intelligence / Natural Intelligence (NI)
- Human ability to express themselves, to communicate
- Apply gained knowledge to new circumstances
- Ability to solve math problems and apply logic
- Use knowledge to change your own environment
- Communicate, teach and share ideas with others
- The ability to learn complex things