Artificial intelligence is all about the development and ability of intelligent machine systems to perform simple or complex tasks that are usually performed by humans. Some of these intelligent machine systems can also exhibit behavioural and emotional reactions that are distinctly human. However, educators need to understand AI on a deeper level, not just on the surface. They will miss out on all of the amazing things that this technology can do for the field of education if they stop at a surface definition and understanding. Let’s discuss what the 4 types of artificial intelligence are and what educators should know about them.
Theory of Mind AI – The concept of theory of mind AI is 10 times stronger than the most complex human brains, having wisdom, social skills, and massive amounts of knowledge and the ability to perform at a high level in any task. Additionally, this branch of AI can understand the concept of emotions and people and change their behavior accordingly. Although relatively new, such systems are making significant progress in developing machines that can recognize our eye, face, and other body movements, and then respond accordingly.
Self-Aware AI- Still in the conceptual stages, this type of artificial intelligence has the potential for real-world application in the future. Robots, machines, and computers are supremely aware of who and what they are and understand their capabilities and limitations with this form of AI. It is an extension of the Theory of Mind form of artificial intelligence. For instance, if you steal an AI robot’s parking spot at a market, they will understand what is happening, and react.