Artificial intelligence has been around for decades. Is it smart enough now to predict Alzheimer’s? (Brian Monroe/The Washington Post)
What makes artificial intelligence intelligent? Is it able to learn from errors or recognize, say, the letters of the alphabet in a set of random shapes like a human can?
These are some of the questions developers of AI ask. What began as sluggish programs on hulking machines has taken the form of code that anyone in a particular field could test out and manipulate to suit their needs.