Cornerstone technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

List of the technology acronyms and abbreviations you need to know to understand artificial intelligence and the digital age. When underlined, you can click on a term to get a compact explanation of the core issues with that specific technology. New explainers are added regularly.

AcronymTermSynonyms
2FATwo-Factor Authentication
4IRFourth Industrial RevolutionIndustry 4.0
5G5th Generation (mobile network)Fifth generation (mobile network)
AGIArtificial General IntelligenceGeneral Artificial Intelligence, General AI
AIArtificial Intelligence
AMAdditive Manufacturing
ANIArtificial Narrow IntelligenceNarrow Artificial Intelligence, Narrow AI, Weak AI
ANNArtificial Neural Network
APIApplication Programming Interface
ARAugmented Reality
ASIArtificial SuperintelligenceSuperintelligence, Hyperintelligence, Superhuman intelligence, Ultra-intelligence
ASRAutomatic Speech Recognition
BERTBidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (language model)
CECConstant Error Carousel
CNNConvolutional Neural Network
ConvNeConvolutional Neural Network
CTCConnectionist Temporal Classification
CVComputer Vision
DAGDirected Acyclic Graph
DIDDecentralized Identifier Decentralized ID
DLDeep LearningDeep Structured Learning
DNNDeep Neural Network
DPDigital Philosophy
FOSSFree and Open-Source Software
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
GPTGenerative Pre-Training (language model)
GPUGraphic Processing Unit
HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
IDSIntrusion Detection System
Industry 4.0Fourth Industrial Revolution4IR
IoTInternet of Things
ISOInternational Standardization Organization
JPEGJoint Photographic Expert GroupJPG
JPG Joint Photographic Expert Group JPEG
JSONJavaScript Object Notation
LAWSLethal Autonomous Weapon SystemsLethal Autonomous Weapons, Killer robots
LSTMLong Short-Term Memory
M2MMachine-to-Machine (e.g. M2M communication)
MLMachine Learning
NLNNNon-Learning Neural Networks
NLINatural Language Interpretation
NLPNatural Language Processing
NLUNatural Language Understanding
NNNeural NetworkNeural Net
OSSOpen Source Software
P2PPeer-to-peer
PCFGProbabilistic Context Free Grammar
RLReinforcement Learning
RNNRecurrent Neural Network
SLSupervised Learning
SNNSimulated Neural Network
SRSpeech Recognition
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSMLSpeech Synthesis Markup Language
STMLSpoken Text Markup Language
TLSTransport Layer Security
TTSText-to-Speech
ULUnsupervised Learning
VRVirtual Reality
W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium
WWWWorld Wide Web
List of relevant acronyms, abbreviations and synonyms of the technologies that are shaping our future.