Weak Ai vs. Strong Ai

Generally speaking the Ai of 2016 is called Weak Ai or Narrow Ai because machines are designed to be good at one or a few tasks only. Most weak Ai machines can out perform a human’s ability in that particular task but NOT in any other task, the human will out perform the machine.

Contrast this to strong Ai or general Ai, this is where machines can out perform human at nearly every cognitive task meaning acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and senses.