What Does AI Mean in a Text?

AI means "Artificial Intelligence."

Artificial Intelligence (AI), refers to the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

There are several different types of AI:
  • Narrow AI: This type of AI is designed to perform a narrow task (e.g., facial recognition or internet searches) and can only operate under a limited set of constraints. It's the only AI in widespread use today.
  • General AI: More commonly referred to as "Artificial General Intelligence" (AGI), this refers to a type of AI that can understand, learn, adapt, and implement knowledge in a wide variety of tasks at the level of a human being. AGI is still largely theoretical.
  • Superintelligent AI: This refers to an AI that surpasses human intelligence in practically every field. Like AGI, this type of AI is still purely theoretical.
Check out our comprehensive glossary of AI terms.

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meaning of AI

AI refers to the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence.

Summary of Key Points

"Artificial Intelligence" is the most common definition for AI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Artificial Intelligence
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at AI

AI is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization."

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