AI Ethics Framework: Definitions

The definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

There is no universally agreed definition of AI, this framework will apply the following definition:

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is a collection of interrelated technologies that can be used to solve problems and perform tasks autonomously to achieve defined objectives, in some cases without explicit guidance from a human being. (Hajkowicz et al. 2019) Artificial Intelligence is more than just the mathematical algorithms that enable a computer to machine learn from text, images, or sounds. It is the ability for a computational system to sense its environment, learn, predict, and take independent action to control virtual or physical infrastructure.

It should be noted, an algorithm is a set of instructions that tells a computer what to do. It can be as simple as adding two numbers together or as complex as solving a difficult mathematical problem.