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What does AI mean?
Johannes Luger
Johannes Luger

Head of AI @SEOschmiede

What does AI mean?

AI stands for "Artificial Intelligence". It refers to systems or machines that exhibit human-like capabilities such as learning, understanding, problem solving, perceiving and interacting.

Definition: Artificial Intelligence (AI or AI from "Artificial Intelligence") is a branch of computer science that deals with the automation of intelligent behavior. AI systems are capable of performing complex tasks that normally require human reasoning and perception. These include understanding natural language, learning and adapting to new information, solving problems, recognizing patterns, and making decisions. AI is present in many areas of daily life and business, from search engines and voice assistants to autonomous vehicles and personalized recommendation systems.

What does AI mean? Simple explanation

AI stands for "Artificial Intelligence", which in German means "artificial intelligence" means. But what exactly is artificial intelligence?

Imagine you have a Computer program or a Robot. Normally, we tell the computer or robot exactly what to do. But what if we don't want to tell the computer or robot every single thing to do? That's exactly what artificial intelligence is.

Artificial intelligence is a kind of Technologythat makes computers and robots think and learn like humans. They can make decisions, solve problems and even learn new things without us having to tell them exactly what to do.

A simple example of artificial intelligence is a recommendation system on a website like Netflix or Amazon. A more advanced example of artificial intelligence is a self-driving car.

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AI in everyday life - 13 examples

Artificial intelligence, often simply called AI has an ever-increasing impact on our everyday lives and is now integrated into many aspects of our lives. The applications of AI are diverse and range from simple everyday tasks to complex processes. Here are 13 examples of how we use AI in our daily lives:

 Services like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant use AI to understand our speech and provide appropriate responses. They can provide weather information, play music, set reminders, and more, all based on your verbal instructions.

Sites like Amazon use artificial intelligence to analyze what you've bought or looked at in the past and then suggest similar products to you. This improves the user experience and increases the likelihood that you'll find something you like.


Platforms like Facebook and Instagram use AI to determine which posts or ads you see in your newsfeed. They analyze your behavior and preferences to show content that is relevant to you.

The spam filters in most email services use artificial intelligence to identify and block spam messages. They analyze the content of emails and learn over time what kind of emails you consider spam.

Artificial intelligence is also an integral part of many smart home devices. From Nest thermostats that control the temperature of your home based on your preferences to smart lighting systems that adapt to your daily routine, AI makes it all possible.

Many companies are using AI-based chatbots to answer customer service inquiries. These bots can answer simple questions and refer customers to a human agent when needed.

 Modern cars are often equipped with AI-based systems that can help with navigation, provide parking assistance and avoid collisions. Some of these systems can even learn the driver's driving style and adapt accordingly.

Wearables like Fitbits and smartwatches use AI to monitor physical activity and health data. They can spot trends in your health data and give you suggestions on how to improve your health.

Services like Netflix and Spotify use AI to make movie and music recommendations based on your past consumption patterns. They analyze what kind of movies or music you like and use that information to suggest similar content.

Facial recognition systems used in social media or to unlock smartphones use AI to identify and match faces. This technology can also be used to improve security and prevent identity theft.

Apps like Google Maps use AI to calculate the best route to your destination. They analyze real-time traffic data and can even predict how traffic will develop in the near future.


AI-based apps like Google Translate can translate text between different languages in real time. This technology allows us to overcome barriers and communicate better with people from all over the world.

Many fitness apps use AI to create customized workout plans and track users' progress. They can even make suggestions to improve performance and provide motivational feedback.

As you can see, Artificial Intelligence is present in so many aspects of our lives. It helps us simplify our daily lives, make better decisions, and be more efficient. The applications for AI are constantly growing, and we can expect it to be even more present in the future.

AI - Frequently asked questions

Artificial intelligence, often abbreviated as "AI" from the English "Artificial Intelligence", refers to computer systems or machines that are capable of performing tasks that normally require human reasoning. For example, such systems can:


  • Learning (taking in information and learning for the future based on it, similar to how a human learns from experience).
  • Draw conclusions (solve problem)
  • Understanding and producing language (how you and I communicate right now).
  • Recognize objects and patterns (e.g. face recognition on your smartphone)

An easy way to understand it is to think about your smartphone. When you use your voice to open an app, send a message, or ask about the weather, your smartphone is using Artificial Intelligence to understand your words and act accordingly. Artificial intelligence, then, is a way of making machines "smarter" so they can help us with various tasks.

"AI" and "AI" actually stand for the same concept, they are just in different languages. "AI" is the abbreviation for "Artificial Intelligence", which in English means "artificial intelligence" means. "AI" is the German abbreviation for "artificial intelligence".

So there is no real difference between "AI" and "AI", they mean the same thing. It's a bit like comparing the word "Hund" in German and "Dog" in English - it's the same animal, just expressed in a different language.

Hopefully this clarifies the difference between "AI" and "AI"!

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