A Curious Person’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

From a Washington Post story by Pranshu Verma and Rachel Lerman headlined “A curious person’s guide to artificial intelligence”:

Artificial intelligence is everywhere. And the recent explosion of new AI technologies and tools has introduced many new terms that you need to know to understand it.

The technology fuels virtual assistants, like Apple’s Siri, helps physicians to spot cancer in MRIs and allows your phone to recognize your face.

Tools that generate content have reignited the field. Chatbots, like ChatGPT and Bard, write software code and chapter books. Voice tools can manipulate celebrities’ speech. Image generators can make hyper-realistic photos given just a bit of text.