What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

From Siri and Alexa to robots and super computers, you’ve likely seen or heard about Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is more than just a trend, it is an evolving way of technology and everyday life. Artificial Intelligence plays an important role in the changing future of business infrastructure and the way they operate. But what exactly is AI?

“Artificial intelligence (AI) broadly refers to any human-like behavior displayed by a machine or system. In AI’s most basic form, computers are programmed to “mimic” human behavior using extensive data from past examples of similar behavior. This can range from recognizing differences between a cat and a bird to performing complex activities in a manufacturing facility.” (Source: HPE).

Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

The following list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential impacts of artificial intelligence. However, it touches on some very important factors.


  • Increases productivity and efficiency
  • Reduces human error
  • Allows organizations to derive value and actionable insight from data
  • Holds potential to solve some of society’s largest and most pressing challenges


  • High initial costs
  • Privacy concerns
  • Removes the human element from the equation, lacking creativity and consciousness
  • Potential to reduce job opportunities

HPE is a leader in Artificial Intelligence. Watch this short video for a glimpse into how AI is changing the world.

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What Does This Mean For Business & Technology?

Artificial Intelligence has a number of ‘species’ such as deep learning and strategic thinking. These machines can solve problems through supervised, unsupervised or reinforced learning. One thing remains the same though: AI has strong foundations in circumstances that require lightning-fast responses. This is invaluable to situations that require vast amounts of data to be analyzed in the blink of an eye.

Artificial Intelligence is already a part of our daily lives. Big data, machine learning, social media algorithms, facial recognition – the list goes on. To learn and understand AI is therefore crucial for the long term success of any business. AI can help provide the scalability, control and performance needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. How to adopt and implement AI practices is then the next question for a business owner.

The Key To Successful Artificial Intelligence

With an increased value from this software and data also comes an increased threat of attack. A business becomes an attractive target the more that AI becomes intertwined with it. As such, the 3 key factors for a successful AI infrastructure are:

  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Availability

Island Key Computer has the knowledge, experience, and relationships to ensure all those bases are covered and more. As a result of our strategic alliances with market leaders, we can provide products and services that are smart and affordable.

IKC has the tools to help you increase productivity while simplifying development in the ever-shifting technological landscape. We are committed to helping your business succeed with reliable and expert solutions.

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