If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Following their success in data handling and processing to fuel the fire of Machine Learning, SAP has now jumped head long into the direct integration of Machine Learning in their tool through the launch of SAP CLEA. SAP CLEA is a recently launched Machine Learning Solution of SAP providing embedded intelligent systems on the SAP cloud platform with various applications involved. The focus is to drive business applications with smart algorithms and models for maneuvering unprecedented insights, be able to make better predictions and decisions and also automate the various routine redundant tasks while focusing on higher-value work. SAP CLEA is the first front of the future of SAP's Machine Learning systems which are to include several applications, tools and services, all developed in collaboration with and feedback from the various co-innovation customers across domains and regions.
A year ago, scientist Janelle Shane made a post on Tumblr detailing the wacky food names her neural network was generating after she fed it a healthy diet of cookbooks. The post has seen a viral surge of popularity and coverage, and in true 2017 Internet fashion, people are identifying as one delicacy or another. Neural networks are computer learning algorithms that mimic the interconnected neurons of a living brain, managing astonishing feats of image classification, speech recognition, or music generation by forming connections between simulated neurons. Intrigued at the potentials, Shane fired up a neural network and trained it with 30MB of recipes in a bid to have the network come up with its own. And sometimes, the neural network gets rather … creative.