AI or artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.
Prof Bhekisipho Twala, Director in the Institute for Intelligent Systems explains that concept of artificial intelligence has been around for many years but only recently has there has been an interest around it because people know that it works.
Twala says intelligence itself is an elastic concept applied to humans. He adds that artificial intelligence involves systems developed by humans that can either be beneficial or detrimental to the human race.
People always say human beings are always going to perform better than machines but it doesn't work that way in some instances.— Prof Bhekisipho Twala, Director in the Institute for Intelligent Systems
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