Artificial intelligence (AI): Marketing term that describes a
continuum of non-living analytical power, fueled by fast
processing and data storage’s declining costs. Applications
today are termed weak AI (like IBM Watson), which are
algorithms built to accomplish a specific task. Strong AI (like
Skynet) is a term for hypothetical future applications that will
replicate human intelligence.
Big data: Buzzword alluding to a machine’s ability to
generate insights and learn from massive data sets,
because sensors, software, and recordkeeping generate a
lot of data. For example, The Weather Company and IBM
researched weather’s impact on business by analyzing
millions of data points from weather sensors, aircraft,
smartphones, buildings, and vehicles.
The big picture