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Artificial intelligence (AI) is computer technology that makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks and problem solving. AI can adapt through progressive learning algorithms to let the data do the programming. Just as algorithms can teach a computer how to play chess, an online shopping site can teach itself what product to recommend next. AI is commonly used in content delivery networks, military simulations, and data analysis of images and videos. Other examples of AI include chess-playing computers, self-driving cars and speech recognition by wireless devices.

Artificial intelligence relies on deep learning and natural language processing. Computers can be trained to accomplish specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns in the data. AI automates repetitive learning and discovery through data input and analysis. Unlike the hardware-driven, robotic automation of manual tasks, AI can perform frequent, high-volume computerized tasks reliably without fatigue. AI is usually not sold as an individual application but as an additional feature of existing products, such as Siri was added to Apple devices. AI can be combined with large amounts of data to improve network security, investment analysis and medical diagnostics. The more data input, the more accurate AI learning becomes.

Artificial intelligence can be added to banking and finance applications, pharmaceutical development and research, shipping and transportation logistics, healthcare management, manufacturing operations and agriculture processes. A supercomputer or high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure is generally required to build AI into business applications. With a strong HPC operating system, computers can improve their ability to recognize patterns, iteratively learn from data analysis, and sharpen predictive analytics. SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing can leverage underlying hardware to power new data-intensive AI applications across many industries.

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