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An actuator is a component in a machine. This component converts an electrical signal into a movement. The signal, which is often invisible to humans, arrives at the actuator and it reacts with a visible movement. However, it can also change the pressure or temperature instead.
Mankind now lets computers solve many tasks. But you have to tell a computer how to solve a problem. To do this, you often have to develop an algorithm that tells a computer exactly how to proceed.
A chatbot is a text-based dialog system that enables chatting with a technical system. It has an area for text input and output. This allows communication with the system behind it via natural language.
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to systems with "intelligent" behavior that analyze their environment and act autonomously to a certain degree. AI-based systems include voice assistants, image analysis software, search engines, and speech and facial recognition systems.
When people develop algorithms, they often take the human brain as a model. This is because there are many networks of small nerve cells that are connected to each other. A neural network is an artificial network that functions in a similar way.