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The Rapid Growth of AI, What You Should Know

Updated: May 7, 2023

In todays tech world, the word AI comes up, a lot! People are using AI to write term papers, create art, write software, and more. AI has become a common buzzword in many products claiming that their AI makes their product better than everyone else's. The problem with all this? Well, AI hasn't been clearly defined in its most recent usage and can mean a wide variety of things from a chatbot that mimics human conversation to a refrigerator that tells you to go buy more milk.

In most peoples minds, AI is something akin to what you see in I Robot, the Terminator movies, or other Sci-Fi depictions of super advanced machines that rapidly learn. People hear that a product has AI and envision the computer from Star Trek that you can talk to like another person and have it do something quickly and efficiently.

For the most part, that's not the case with today's AI. That being said, don't underestimate the vast number of uses AI provides! The image above, that was created with an AI image generator. Many of the voices you hear in online videos where generated by text-to-speech AI, even utilizing common services have been improved with the use of AI like ChatGPT.

ChatGPT is a prime example of how the world of modern technology is changing. Much like how Google blew the roof off of search engines, ChatGPT is set to make search engines feel clunky and old fashioned. While we have all spent time trying to "Google Fu" our way to the information we are looking for, chatbots like ChatGPT have given us a way to simply ask the question like you would to a person and get the information back, taking a fraction of the time it would take to search, modify and research a search engine.

The reason for this is because of how each method works. Search engines, like Google, "crawl" websites and index "tags" to try and figure out what words to relate the site to in a search. This can be a cumbersome and inaccurate process, and many sites block crawlers or have a "noindex" tag that stops them from showing up on google at all. ChatGPT was trained on many of these websites and is able to take your question, process it and pull from its wide array of data to give you a response that not only answers the question, but does so in a way that feels more like asking an expert than finding a needle in a haystack. Its certainly not perfect, and not always accurate, but its much faster than trying to Google it!

While AI is certainly still in its infancy, it is growing up quickly. Even amid the fears of a truly sentient AI, it is quite likely that is something still quite distant in the future. We are coming into a new era, much like when the internet began, and it will only cause an exponential increase in the capabilities of humanity to not only learn and grow, but produce more efficiently. As with any technology, if we use it responsibly, the possibilities for it further humankind are endless.

At All American Cyber, we embrace the safe and responsible use of AI, both to assist our customers as well as ensure we are staying cutting edge and producing quality products and services. By combining experience and knowledge as well as leveraging modern technology, we can be more efficient and reliable. Do you have questions about AI or an interest in using it yourself? Let us know and we would be happy to help get you started on your journey to the world of tomorrow.

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