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What is AI? It is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.
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What is Intelligence? Intelligence is the computational part of the ability to achieve goals in some world. There are many other definitions of intelligence, here we adopt the computational viewpoint.
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Side Note – Turing Test Alan Turing defined artificial intelligence through the Turing Test If a human communicates with an entity over an opaque channel (that is, the human cannot see the entity) and the human cannot distinguish the entity from another human, then the entity is considered intelligent. This is a restrictive definition of AI, since it does not admit other goal-oriented behavior such as insect behavior as intelligence.
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Observations Various degrees of intelligence occur in people, many animals, and some machines. AI does not have to confine itself to biologically observable methods – we can invent new, artificial techniques to make machines intelligent.
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Programs vs. Agents We all have encountered intelligent programs
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course CSC 592 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Rhode Island.

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