Josh Lovejoy @jdlovejoy, in the first minutes of this video about human-centered machine learning, explains “artificial intelligence is really anything where there is an automated decision being made” and cites, as examples, a toaster and automatic doors. Yes, your toaster is AI! And then “what’s distinct about machine learning as a subset of AI is that decisions are learned”. As simple as that. Refreshening.
You might also want to check the very interesting articles from Google’s People + AI Research team.
Below two screenshots from the beginning of the video when Josh makes the case for toaster and automatic doors being examples of AI.