For a technology that everyone is talking about, artificial intelligence is surprisingly hard to define. Why is this the case? There appear to be a few reasons.

For one, AI just won’t stop changing. As AI continues to advance, the scope of what this type of technology is capable of grows. At the same time, as AI becomes a technology that people use every day, what AI is to any individual person is also changing.

A good definition of AI must consider what the technology can do now, how the technology is likely to change, while also being relevant to how people use the technology on a daily basis. Defining AI is a challenge, but it’s one that SLAAIT is eager to tackle.

If this topic interests you, check out our SLAAIT in Brief on defining AI.