By Marcos Rios
Definition and Objective
AI: Artificial Intelligence.
A division of computer science which explores intelligent
behavior, learning and adaptation in machines
A.K.A. Computer Intelligence.
The ability of computers to perform functions that normally
require human intelligence (MSN Encarta).
Artificial Intelligence has been a part of human culture as far
back as the ancient Greco-Roman times. Many uses for
Artificial Intelligence are in use today, while other uses will
surely pop up in the future.
A Little History Behind
Aristotle’s syllogistic logic in 5th century
The Invention of printing using movable
type in 1456.
First AI running program, the Logic
Theorist (LT) demonstrated in 1956.
Major advances in all areas of AI
research during the 1990’s such as
machine learning, natural language
understanding and translation, etc.
In 1997 Deep Blue beat!
Uses of AI
Major Idea is to automate tasks that require intelligent
behavior providing solutions to real life problems.
Used in Business
Range from small little vacuums that do the vacuuming for you
to complex robots being built that detect human patterns and
emotions through installed learning programs.
Link to American Association to Artificial Intelligence:
Remote controlled unmanned combat vehicles and weapons.
$127 billion project called Future Combat Systems is under
construction to create the first ever robot soldier.
“Military planners say robot soldiers will think, see and react
increasingly like humans. In the beginning, they will be
remote-controlled, looking and acting like lethal toy trucks. As
the technology develops, they may take many shapes. And as
their intelligence grows, so will their autonomy.” (aaai.org)
What is the Matrix?
Will Artificial Intelligent humanoids become a reality?
Highly unlikely, well, for now anyway.
Robotic etiquette on display.
ITRC and robotic Boom Boom for future?
Big Brother is watching… oh yeah it is studying you too!
“Most of the cameras widely used today are used as forensic
tools to identify crooks after-the-fact. (Think grainy video on
local TV news of convenience store robberies gone wrong.)
But the latest breed, known as "intelligent video," could
transform cameras from passive observers to eyes with brains,
able to detect suspicious behavior and potentially prevent
crime before it occurs,” (usatoday.com).
Artificial Intelligence is a booming and thriving sector with new
ideas and theories tested on a daily routine.
Experiments ranging from the crazy to the most useful are
being conducted and implemented.
Whether you are setting up a formula for Excel or programming
a computer to obey command AI is right in front of you.
Until then Keep an eye out for those machines.
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