What is "AI" really? Ever since I heard the term "AI" - aka Artificial Intelligence - I have been skeptical that a machine or computer we humans created can answer any and all questions we may ask and/or solve problems we may bring to its attention.

I recently had a conversation (typed into the computer) with an AI program about its definition and meanings. I asked the AI program ChatGPT: "what is artificial?" and "what is intelligence?"

Here's how my visit with AI went:

Me: What does AI stand for?
ChatGPT: AI stands for "Artificial Intelligence". It refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think, learn, and perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence, such as problem-solving, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation.
Me: Does artificial mean "not real"?
ChatGPT: Yes, you are correct. The term "artificial" in "Artificial Intelligence" refers to the fact that the intelligence displayed by AI systems is not naturally occurring like human intelligence.
Me: Does intelligence mean "smart"?
ChatGPT: Yes, however, intelligence is a complex and multifaceted concept that goes beyond just being "smart." Intelligence generally refers to the ability to learn, reason, problem-solve, adapt to new situations, and effectively interact with the environment.
Me: So artificial intelligence is "not real, smart" correct?
ChatGPT: Yes, that's correct. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is "not real, smart" in the sense that it is not a naturally occurring form of intelligence like human intelligence. AI is a man-made or artificial construct created by humans to simulate certain aspects of human cognitive abilities and problem-solving skills. Source: ChatGPT.com

Not...real...smart. You can see why I might be more skeptical than before.

Nonetheless, I discovered that Texas ranks at the very top for AI job openings and opportunities. YES! Texas ranks at #2 nationwide. Too cool.

GoTo.com Revealed: The States With the Highest Number of AI Job Postings

GoTo.com revealed its intensive report on the use of AI in the United States. The state with the highest number of AI job openings is California, boasting an impressive 142,154 job openings in 2022 alone. Texas brought in over 66,620 AI job openings.

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Since the artificial intelligence industries began years ago, we have witnessed significant advancements and changes. See below the top 15 states with the most AI job opportunities.

RanksStateJob Posting
1California142,154
2Texas66,624
3New York43,899
4Massachusetts34,603
5Virginia34,221
6Florida33,585
7Illinois31,569
8Washington31,284
9Georgia26,620
10Michigan25,366
11North Carolina23,854
12New Jersey23,447
13Colorado20,421
14Pennsylvania20,397
15Arizona19,514

This AI thing is changing our world. As for me, the verdict is still out. I don't know yet if it's good or bad. Learn more from the video below.

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