Ok, Artificial Intelligence, everyone talks about it but what does it mean exactly?

Artificial Intelligence (IA) is one of 2018’s hot topic in the tech industry. You can see it everywhere, in the newspaper, on the movie theater, but also on the Retail store, in your car, or your bank service. McKinsey say AI is poised to unleash the next wave of digital disruption, and companies should prepare for it now. So AI is one of the buzz word today like other big word such as neural nets, ConvNEt, singularity. 

OK, but what does it mean exactly? Why isn’t there a simple official definition? If i was to explain it to my 11 year old son, i could for instance learn by heart Wikipedia and tell him :

«  AI? Ahah easy son.  AI is defined as the study of « intelligent agents« : any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Ok, you got it? « 

No. At IAPourTous we would not say that

We propose you 3 simple definition all checked with our surroundings:


Définition [1]: IA = Informatic & Algorithms *

Définition [2]:  techniques used to make a machine capable of replacing a human being

Définition [3]: It is an artifice, a mean to deceive us into thinking machine can be smart

*  An algorithm, it is like a cooking book. A set of rules to follow to create something