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Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence; what exactly is it?

Artificial intelligence, sometimes called AI, is a branch of computer science that designs software that can exhibit intelligent behavior. Sometimes it refers to machines that can exhibit human-like behavior, such as speech and facial recognition, and other times, it refers to devices that can solve complex problems.

AI has been an area of intense research. Although early AI systems were highly specialized, advances in processing power, memory capacity, and software have enabled modern systems to tackle increasingly sophisticated challenges across various areas.

The term “artificial intelligence” was first used at a 1955 conference. People have contributed to the definition over time, including philosophers Daniel Dennett and Hubert Dreyfus. The current report is broad enough to include past approaches and new techniques, such as deep learning and machine learning, which have emerged over the last decade.

Essentially AI is the ability of a computer system or machine to exhibit intelligent behavior, often using techniques from computer science such as machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, fuzzy logic, robotics, computer vision, natural language processing, and more. Intelligent behavior might include taking in information from its environment, processing it through one or more algorithms to arrive at a decision or an answer, then acting on that decision or solution. Much of this depends on access to large amounts of data which can enable systems to learn from experience. 

In some cases, this type of learning is like how humans acquire knowledge over their lifetime—observing their environment and drawing inferences about relationships between objects, events, people, etc. In other cases, it means developing mathematical models of complex relationships such as those found in financial markets or predicting weather patterns based on current observations augmented by historical records going back decades.

How can AI help provide better customer service?

AI helps provide better customer service by providing a more personalized experience for the individual. The more an individual uses AI, the more personalized the experience becomes.

More and more companies are using AI to provide better customer service. AI can help eliminate wait times and respond better to customer issues. AI also learns from past interactions and will answer future topics based on what has been known.

All this means that AI provides a more personalized experience for the individual. The more an individual uses AI, the more personalized their experience becomes. This means they don’t have to wait on hold or wait for long email responses from customer service representatives. Instead, they get an answer quickly, sometimes in real-time, which is much more convenient for the customer.

In addition to providing a better customer service experience, AI can help make operating a business easier. With AI in place, a company only needs so many people answering calls or emails because AI can take over most of this work. This saves time and money for both the company and the customer.

 Is using AI to provide better customer service ethical?

When an individual uses an artificial intelligence system or chatbot to interact with their business or even other customers, they expect to receive a high-quality interaction tailored to their needs and concerns. However, this expectation is only sometimes met as these systems still have limitations regarding what can be processed and understood. These limitations can often leave users feeling frustrated or even vulnerable at times. When it comes to providing better customer service through artificial intelligence systems, it’s important that users feel safe and secure while interacting with these technologies, so they continue to want to use them over other options available to them, such as human support representatives. Ethical interactions between humans and artificial intelligence will help ensure that technology continues to be used as people rely on it for various services, such as banking and healthcare.

Published On:

January 19, 2023

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