What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence ((AI) is a branch of computer science susceptible to performing tasks that require human intelligence. AI is a technology and an artificial creation of human-like intelligence with multiple approaches programmed to replicate human actions.

The world is changing, so does technology. From the previous years, AI is a machine programmed to recognize text through optimal recognition or calculate essential functions. As the years progressed, artificial intelligence continues to evolve.

In this modern society, AI impacts how humans interact on the internet and socioeconomic institutions. Artificial intelligence can execute tasks, from simple to complex, learn, process language, rationalize, and solve a problem to achieve a specific goal.

Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, authors of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, gave four different approaches that defined AI: It thinks humanly, thinks reason, acts humanly, and acts rationally. Those are ideas that are concern with the thought process and behavior.

The artificial intelligence focuses on three cognitive skills: learning, reasoning, and self-correction.

The learning processes of AI are programmed to focus on acquiring data and creating rules, known as algorithms, providing instructions on how to perform the specific task. The reasoning processes of AI focus on determining the right algorithm to achieve a goal. The self-correction methods of AI are designed for continuous revisions of an algorithm to provide accurate results.

 

Applications of Artificial Intelligence

There are endless applications of artificial intelligence that apply to different sectors and industries. AI programmed machines utilize dosing drugs, surgical procedures inside the operating room, and patient’s treatment when it comes to the healthcare industry.

Email services use artificial intelligence for email filtering and banks for fraud detection. The financial industry uses AI to detect activity banking and finance: unusual use of debit cards and account deposits.

 

Weak AI and Strong AI

There are categories of artificial intelligence: soft and strong artificial intelligence. Weak artificial intelligence, also known as narrow AI, is designed to perform one specific job. Examples of weak AI are Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, a virtual personal assistant.

Vital artificial intelligence, also known as artificial general intelligence (AGI), is a system designed to copy the brain’s cognitive abilities. AGI uses fuzzy logic to deliver knowledge from one domain to another to find a solution to any given problem. You can find this system in self-driving cars or hospital operating rooms.

 

Things to Consider

Since the discovery of AI, many questions and debates have come to rise because of its use. Artificial intelligence can be beneficial for humans, but it can also invade people’s privacy, used as a weapon to attack someone. Another issue about AI is that it can affect human employment. As machines today are highly developed, many industries will look for intelligent machines instead of employing humans to do labor. With these machines, companies can generate more revenue.

We are now living in the modern world. Technologies have become companions of all humans, and as humans, we have to be careful in every data that we input on the internet.

13 Fun Early Childhood Activities

Looking for some activities that would help your kid improve skills?

Susan LaBella, an early childhood editor from Education World created a long list of activities that would help your kid or kids enjoy early childhood. These are some activities that early learning centres in Sydney adapt:

ANYTIME ACTIVITY

Brown Bear Game
Children are task to point out every animal in the book. They are to name the color of each animal and to make a sound as the animal makes. Make a bear-shaped school booklet and ask every child to draw something else that Brown Bear might have seen. Give each a precut bear-shaped leaf of paper and a tiny cup of chocolate custard pudding then use it to create a brown bear by finger paint.

JANUARY 

Happy New Year Game
January marks the first month of the year. Show the students the following months after and teach them about the pattern of the months. Roam around the school then make the students use noisemakers, hats, confetti, banners as they wish everyone a Happy New Year. Have students create a resolution or class resolution for the day.

FEBRUARY 

Valentine’s Day Activity for Kids
A love month. Using white, pink, and red hearts create a storm of heart in your classroom by hanging it from the ceiling. Show the students how to cut hearts from a folded paper. Using a sponge, sponge paint the heart shapes.

MARCH ACTIVITIES

Nutritious Reading Activity
Use these books for reading:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Judi Barrett
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

APRIL ACTIVITIES

Let’s Plant Activity
Get paper egg tray and let each child fill a pocket of an with seeding soil. They can plant any seed in their pocket. Place the egg tray in a bright sunlit area and have the students water the seeds frequently. Chart each growth and take a picture as it grows.

MAY

A Mother’s Day Gift of Love Activity
Provide each student with a small box (jewelry size). Wrap it in colorful floral print and match it with ribbon and a card.

JUNE 

Seeing Stars (Flag Day) Activity
Provide students white construction paper, star-shaped cookie cutters, and red and blue tempera paint. Dunk the cookie cutters into color and print it onto the white papers. After the paint is dry, children can spread glue and sprinkle colored glitter.

SUMMER

Toss It Game
Get a cardboard box and cut two large star shapes. Paint it with red, white, and blue stripes. Gather the children to take turns to throw a bean bag through the star cutouts.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 

Back-to-School Bus Game
Create a large yellow school bus with a window for each student. Staple it on a bulletin board. Put a picture of their faces in the window then label your school bus.

SEPTEMBER 

Leaf Prints Activity
Provide paintbrushes, tempera paints in fall colors, and construction paper. Let the children paint the leaves and press onto the paper.

OCTOBER 

Pumpkin Poem Activity
Write the word pumpkin vertically on chart paper. Ask students for two to three words representing pumpkins that start with each character of the word p-u-m-p-k-i-n.

NOVEMBER

Giving Thanks Activity
Read Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks – Margaret Sutherland. Ask the students what they are thankful for then Record on chart paper.

DECEMBER 

Where’s Rudolph Game
Give each student a piece of whole wheat bread. Use peanut butter, pretzel sticks for antlers and legs, raisins for eyes, cherry for nose, and licorice string for mouth and tail.