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AI Basics

What is AI?

We touch artificial intelligence (AI) everyday without even realizing it. AI is the technology behind the apps on our devices and virtually all other tech we come across. AI is the foundation for our experiences in healthcare, employment, housing, criminal justice, and nearly every other major area of modern society.

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What Does It Matter?

Artificial intelligence is allowing the world of technology to expand at a head-spinning pace. Have you noticed more self-serve checkout aisles at the grocery store? That's AI. Did someone you know get diagnosed with a disease much sooner than expected? That's AI.

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An algorithm is a set of rules or step-by-step instructions written by a programmer to be followed by a computer in order to solve a problem or perform an action. Algorithms are the basis on which computer science is founded. They not only tell a computer what to do, but also how to do it.

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