Technology Definitions

Artificial Intelligence

A branch of computer science that creates intelligent machines, which can perform activities such as speech recognition, learning, planning, and problem solving. Machine learning — a core subfield of AI — provides the ability for systems to cognitively learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.

Internet of Things

A network of physical objects — appliances, equipment, vehicles, devices, etc. — embedded with sensors, connectivity, and the capability to collect, exchange, and act on data, typically without human interaction.


Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality

Altered realities generated through hardware, which may range from totally immersive artificial environments to the minor merge of a virtual world with the real world.