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What is The Meaning of Artificial Intelligence?

As we know we are active and constantly developing new ways of driving some things or doing things easily. And artificial intelligence is one of those ways of doing things.

There are so many apps that work on the basis of artificial intelligence. Those all work on the basis of Learning and Neural Networks; we will discuss that later, but right now we need to know what exactly artificial intelligence is.

Wiki says,

Artificial intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike natural intelligence.

Yes, artificial intelligence is the process of giving machines the ability to perform tasks normally associated with human intelligence.

According to Barr and Feigenbaum,

Artificial Intelligence is the part of computer science concerned with designing intelligent computer systems; that is systems that exhibit characteristics we associate with intelligence in human behavior.

Writers have differentiated artificial intelligence,

  • A system that thinks like a human.
  • A system that acts like humans.
  • A system that thinks rationally.
  • A system that acts rationally.


Elain Rich,

AI is the study of how to make the computer do things at which at the moment people are better.



Charniack & McDemott (1985)

The study of mental faculties through the use of computational models. The ultimate goal of AI is to build a person.

Winston (1992)

The study of computation that makes it possible to perceive, reason, and act.


Kurzwell (1990)

The art of creating machines that perform functions that require intelligence when performed by people.

Luger (2009)

The branch of Computer Science is concerned with the automation of intelligent behavior.


Minsky (1968)

The science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by humans.

Rich & Knight, (1994)

The study of how to make computers do things that, at the moment, people are better at.

Schalkoff (1990)

A field of study that seeks to explain and demonstrate intelligent behavior in terms of computational processes.

Shapiro (2010)

The field of computer science and engineering is concerned with computation AI understanding of what is known as intelligent behavior, and with the creation of rate facts that exhibit such behavior.


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