Published 2023-06-20 05:55

The way AI learns can be compared to a cake recipe

Every week, CBC Kids News takes a deep dive into a topic that’s been making headlines. Click the video above or below for this week’s KN Explains.

You probably use it every day, but do you know how it really works?

AI, or artificial intelligence, is everywhere.

It’s in a lot of technology — from autocorrecting your texts, to your personal Netflix recommendations.

According to some recent headlines, artificial intelligence might do everything from ending homework to hurting humanity.

But before we focus on the fear, let’s understand the basics of how artificial intelligence works.

AI has been around since the 1950s.

It’s about training computers to think like humans do.

In less than five minutes you’ll learn more about AI, what rules it follows and some common examples of it in action.

Click play to see how teaching AI is a lot like making a cake! (Mmm, cake.)

KN Explains: Artificial intelligence 101

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About the Contributor

Isabelle MacNeil

Isabelle MacNeil is a Grade 11 student from Dartmouth, Nove Scotia. She started working with KN in 2018. Isabelle loves reporting, hopes to inspire others as a positive role model and believes that giving kids a voice is more important than ever.

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