Lecture 2 - Reading assignment Chapters 1, 2 Sections 3.1...

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Reading assignment Chapters 1, 2 Sections 3.1 and 3.2
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What is artificial intelligence Act rationally Integrate sub-areas in AI into intelligent agents A full breath of potential applications Play games Control space-rovers Cure cancer Trade stocks Fight wars
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AI-complete dream Robot that saves the world Robot that cleans your room But… It’s definitely useful, but… Really narrow Hardware is a real issue • Will take a while What’s an “AI-complete” problem that will be useful to a huge number of people in the next 5-10 years? What’s a problem accessible to a large part of AI community ?
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What makes a good AI-complete problem? A complete AI-system loop: Sensing : gathering raw information from the world Translating: process information Reasoning : making high-level conclusions from information Planning : making decisions on what to do Acting: carry out actions Feedback (back to sensing) But also Hugely complex Can get access to real data Can scale up and layer up Can make progress Very cool and exciting
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Factcheck.org Take a statement Collect information from multiple sources Evaluate quality of sources Connect them Make a conclusion AND provide an analysis
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Automated fact checking
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Agent A concept to help us formalize the problem- solving process An agent is anything that can be viewed as perceiving its environment through sensors and acting upon that environment through actuators Human agent: eyes, ears, and other organs for sensors; hands, legs, mouth, and other body parts for actuators
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Lecture 2 - Reading assignment Chapters 1, 2 Sections 3.1...

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