I was at a party when my hostess introduced me to one of the guests. "He teaches Maths," she said. The gentleman apparently taught maths at a primary school. He used to drill children in their multiplication tables and taught concepts such as addition and subtraction and even complex ideas such as the calculation of square roots.
There was a second gentleman around and the hostess said, "He also teaches Maths". One could have assumed that he did similar things to the first person but that turned out not to be the case. This second person was a Professor of Mathematics. He taught about Laplace Transforms and Fourier Series and was a consultant to NASA on predicting the trajectories of their satellites.
Obviously their experience and their mathematical capabilities were totally different. There are many systems that claim to be "intelligent" but are very different in their capabilities. It is not sufficient to claim that system is intelligent – even a frog has some level of intelligence.
It is important to understand the difference in the levels of intelligence of different systems and to choose the type of system that best suits your needs.
Dr. Rustom Kanga (CEO of iOmniscient)
This excerpt was taken from the book "Automated Surveillance" (2009) which was written by Dr. Rustom Kanga and Ms Ivy Li.