Developer Dictionary

Explore explanations of terms related to Artificial Intelligence, large language models and open source AI development.
A/B Testing
A/B testing, also known as split testing, is a method of comparing two versions of a webpage or app against each other to determine which one performs better. It involves showing two variants (A and B) to users at random and using statistical analysis to determine which version is more effective in terms of a predefined metric such as clicks, conversions, or sales.
AI Agents
AI agents are computer systems capable of autonomous actions to achieve specific objectives. They can be simple, like a chatbot that responds to user inputs, or complex, like a self-driving car that navigates traffic. These agents use artificial intelligence techniques to perceive their environment, make decisions, and perform actions accordingly.
ANN (Approximate Nearest Neighbor)
A technique in computer science for quickly finding 'close' or 'similar' items in large datasets, particularly when exact matches are not necessary.
API (Application Programming Interface)
A set of rules and protocols for building and interacting with software applications. APIs allow different software programs to communicate with each other, enabling the integration and functionality of different software components.
API Endpoint
An API (Application Programming Interface) endpoint is a specific point at which an API — the code that allows two software programs to communicate with each other — connects with the software program. Endpoints facilitate the process of inputting and retrieving data from a service, and they are defined by a URL and the type of operation (GET, POST, etc.) that they perform.
Ai Language Models
Models used in artificial intelligence that specialize in processing and understanding human language. They can generate, interpret, translate, or summarize text and are used in applications like chatbots, translation services, and content creation tools.
Ai-Powered Shopping Agents
Intelligent systems that assist users in online shopping by providing personalized recommendations, price comparisons, and other helpful information.
Alternating Least Squares (ALS)
A statistical technique used to solve matrix factorization problems, especially in the context of recommendation systems for collaborative filtering.
Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)
A type of artificial intelligence that has the ability to understand, learn, and apply its intelligence to solve any problem, much like a human being. AGI is characterized by its flexibility and general-purpose learning and reasoning capabilities.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
A field of computer science dedicated to creating systems capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. These tasks include problem-solving, recognizing patterns, understanding natural language, and learning from experience.