What Artificial Intelligence
English Vocabulary Lesson
Learn what artificial intelligence means
and what it can do. From definitions
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In this lesson, we will focus specifically on the meaning
and definition of artificial intelligence. By the end of
this lesson, you should have a clear understanding of what AI is and
how it is used in the world today.
means not natural or not of living
means the ability to think, learn, and
So when you put them together, artificial intelligence
is the ability of a machine, computer, or another non-living thing
to think, learn, and solve problems
Artificial intelligence, or AI,
is a type of computer programming that makes machines think and
act like people.
Machines use AI to recognize patterns, solve problems, and make
While AI is usually used to refer to machines
that think and act like humans
, it can also mean any type
of computer program that learns from its experience and makes
AI is used in many different ways. Here are a few examples:
Cars use AI to navigate roads
and traffic, recognize objects on the road, and make decisions about
what to do next.
Virtual assistants like
Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are computer programs that help you
do things. They understand and respond to voice commands.
You use a machine to
understand what someone is saying and turn it into written words.
This can be helpful when you want to search for something or save
AI is being used to help make investment
decisions, detect fraud, and improve efficiency in financial
AI is being used to personalize learning
and adapt to student needs, as well as to grade assignments and
provide feedback. (See our lesson The
Best AI Bot to Talk to for English Conversation and Practice
These are just a few examples of what AI can do. As technology
advances, so does the potential for artificial intelligence to do
more and more.
There are some things that people might think are artificial
intelligence, but they are not.
, simple automation that follows a set
of rules is not AI. AI involves learning and adapting to new
situations. AI can change itself.
An example of simple automation that is not AI is a machine that is
programmed to do a specific task when a button is pressed. For
instance, a vending machine
that dispenses a drink
when a customer inserts money and selects their choice is not using
artificial intelligence. It is just following a set of rules. It
does not "learn from its mistake"
, evolve, and adapt to
On the other hand, an AI system is able to learn
from past events and change its behavior.
Another example of something which does not use AI
is the calculator app on your smartphone.
A calculator app is a program that can do basic math, like addition
( + ) and subtraction ( - ). It follows a set of rules to do these
calculations, but it cannot learn or adapt to new situations like an
AI system can. For example, if you type "2+2" into a calculator app,
it will just use the rules of math to calculate the answer of 4. It
cannot learn or change like an AI system.
- "The company is investing in artificial intelligence
to automate its manufacturing process."
- "My virtual personal assistant uses artificial
intelligence to understand and respond to voice commands."
- "The new smartphone has built-in artificial intelligence
that can recognize and respond to natural language commands."
- "We are using artificial intelligence to analyze
social media data and improve our marketing strategies."
- "Artificial intelligence is being used to improve the
accuracy and speed of financial transactions."
- "The company's chatbot uses artificial intelligence
to understand and respond to customer inquiries."
- "The new self-driving car uses artificial intelligence
to navigate and make decisions in real-time."
- "The new AI system is able to analyze customer data
and make personalized product recommendations."
- "Our company is using AI to automate repetitive tasks
and improve efficiency."
- "The AI algorithm was able to identify patterns in
the data that human analysts had missed."
- "The AI system is able to learn from past experiences
and adapt to new situations."
- "AI is being used to assist with investment decision
making and fraud detection in the financial industry."
- "AI is being used to improve the accuracy and
efficiency of supply chain management in various industries."
- "The AI algorithm was able to identify and diagnose
problems with the manufacturing equipment."
- "Recruiters are using AI to scan resumes and find the
best candidate for a job."
- "AI is being used to predict market trends and improve
"I heard that the company is using artificial
to improve its marketing strategies. Is that
"Yes, they're using AI
customer data and make personalized product recommendations. It's
been really effective."
"Wow, that's really cool. How does the AI
"It uses machine learning algorithms to
identify patterns in the data and make predictions or decisions
based on those patterns. It's been able to improve the accuracy of
the marketing campaigns and increase sales."
"That's amazing. I can't believe how
advanced artificial intelligence
"Yes, it's really changing the way companies
do business. There are so many possibilities with AI
"I'm a little worried about the impact AI
might have on job markets though."
"It's definitely something to consider. But
at the same time, AI
can also create new job opportunities
in fields like data analysis and AI
"That's true. It's definitely a complex
"Yeah, it's important to approach the use of
responsibly and ethically. It's going to be an interesting
area to watch as it continues to evolve."
"Well, I'm just glad we won't have to rely
to make our coffee in the morning."
"I wouldn't be so sure! There are already AI
coffee makers out there!"
"Oh my, what will they think of next?"
"Who knows? Maybe AI
to make our calls for us!"
"Now that's a scary thought!"
"It sure is! Let's hope it's still a few
"I was told that the company's AI
system made a big mistake in its pricing calculations!"
"Yes, it was a really embarrassing mistake.
system made a calculation error that resulted in some
customers being charged way too much for their orders."
"That's not good. How did the company
respond to the mistake?"
"Well, they immediately corrected the error
and apologized to the affected customers. They also launched an
investigation to find out what caused the mistake and how to prevent
it from happening again."
"Was the investigation conducted by AI
"No, they had human analysts review the data
and look for patterns. They found that the AI
making incorrect assumptions when analyzing the data. So they
adjusted the algorithm and tested it before putting it back into
"That's good to hear. I can imagine that
would be frustrating for the customers. Do you think the AI
system is reliable?"
systems can be very reliable, but
they are not perfect. There are always risks of errors or mistakes,
especially if the system is not programmed or trained properly. It's
important to carefully monitor and test AI
systems to ensure
they are working correctly."
"I see. Do you think the company's
reputation has been damaged by this mistake?"
"We've done extensive sentiment analysis and
it doesn't appear that the mistake has had a major impact on public
"Have you used AI
to analyze the
"Yes, we used natural language processing to
identify and analyze customer feedback and determine what people
think about the company."
"But what if the AI
analysis was also flawed?"
"Are you suggesting that the AI
trying to cover up its own mistake? Hehe, no, that's not what we
"Well, I suggest we keep a close eye on
what the AI
system is doing, just in case."
"Good idea. Let's make sure we stay on top of
what our AI
system is doing. We don't want any more silly
In conclusion, AI stands for artificial
intelligence and is a term used to describe technology that
can learn, analyze data, and make decisions.
It is being used for a variety of purposes, from
improving marketing strategies to automating repetitive tasks.
Although there are potential risks associated with
AI, it is a rapidly evolving technology that can open up new job
opportunities and offer more efficient solutions to old problems.
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