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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Mankind? - From the first imaginative thought to manipulate nature to the development of complex astronomical concepts of space exploration, man continues to this day to innovate and invent products or methods that improve and enhance humankind. Though it has taken 150 million years to reach current day, the intellectual journey was not gradual in a linear sense. If one was to plot significant events occurring throughout human existence, Mankind’s ability to construct new ideas follows a logarithmic path, and is rapidly approaching an asymptote, or technological singularity....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence] 744 words
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Artificial Intelligence: Can Computers Think? - This essay will address the question of whether computers can think, possess intelligence or mental states. It will proceed from two angles. Firstly it is required to define what constitutes “thinking.” An investigation into this debate however demonstrate that the very definition of thought is contested ground. Secondly, it is required for a reflection on what form artificial intelligence should take, be it a notion of “simulated intelligence,” the weak AI hypothesis, or “actual thinking,” the strong AI hypothesis....   [tags: artificial intelligence]
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Turing, Searle, and Artificial Intelligence - The conditions of the present scenario are as follows: a machine, Siri*, capable of passing the Turing test, is being insulted by a 10 year old boy, whose mother is questioning the appropriateness of punishing him for his behavior. We cannot answer the mother's question without speculating as to what A.M. Turing and John Searle, two 20th century philosophers whose views on artificial intelligence are starkly contrasting, would say about this predicament. Furthermore, we must provide fair and balanced consideration for both theorists’ viewpoints because, ultimately, neither side can be “correct” in this scenario....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence Essays]
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When will Artificial Intelligence defeat Human Intelligence? - On February 15, 1965, a diffident but self-possessed high school student named Raymond Kurzweil appeared as a guest on a game show called I’ve Got a Secret. The teen played a composition on the piano, and the idea was that the judges had to guess what unusual fact in the playing of the piano. Both panelists failed to identify the secret behind Kurzweil’s astonishing piano skills making him win $200. The music was actually composed by a computer. Kurzweil would spend much of the rest of his career working out what his demonstration meant....   [tags: raymond kurweil, artificial intelligence] 604 words
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An Overview of Artificial Intelligence - An Overview of Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence, a concept that would make possible our most remote dreams, specially for housewives. Would not it be interesting to know what is this marvelous thing that is going to make our dreams come true. I think it is. AI(Artificial Intelligence) is a fairly new field in Computer Science, my subject, which I found very interesting. AI it is not a well defined concept yet, which it is not a surprise for me, considering that is a very new term and that it contains a word that is has not been well defined either....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays]
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Social And Ethical Impact Of Artificial Intelligence - Introduction As our world expands through the growing abilities and applications of computers in our everyday lives, it seems that the role of the computer has been reversed. Before we knew that the computer only understood what we programmed it to understand; however, now the majority of our society is learning more from computers than they are able to input into it. Dumm (1986 p.69) History "The human aspiration to create intelligent machines has appeared in myth and literature for thousands of years, from stories of Pygmalion to the tales of the Jewish Golem." Anat Treister-Goren, Ph.D....   [tags: Cause Effect Artificial Intelligence] 1374 words
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Artificial Intelligence: Where does it fit? - Artificial Intelligence: Where does it fit. Machines in the future will not be able to differentiate between man and machine, and neither will humans; except that machines will be active: working, learning, developing new technology. Humans on the other hand, have no choice but to watch from our glass boxes because machines have become so advanced and we would only interfere. Maybe the future won’t look exactly like that, but truthfully, computers will reach human intelligence someday. They have already surpassed our calculation abilities and our speed of processing information....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays] 2188 words
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) - This research Paper has problems with formatting ABSTRACT Current neural network technology is the most progressive of the artificial intelligence systems today. Applications of neural networks have made the transition from laboratory curiosities to large, successful commercial applications. To enhance the security of automated financial transactions, current technologies in both speech recognition and handwriting recognition are likely ready for mass integration into financial institutions. RESEARCH PROJECT TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Purpose 1 Source of Information 1 Authorization 1 Overview 2 T he First Steps 3 Computer-Synthesized Senses 4 Visual Recognition 4 Current R...   [tags: Artificial Intelligence AI]
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Artificial Intelligence - In today’s rapidly changing world, technology has given us a possible future in the field of Artificial Intelligence. An August, 1999 article entitled “12: Machines Will Be Smarter Than We Are,” explains how Artificial Intelligence is inevitable. It also explains when and how it will transform civilization. The facts and examples used in the article may not give a full picture of the situation, but succeed in presenting a strong argument. The major strength of this article is the number of examples and quotes that the author uses to support his/her claim....   [tags: Free Artificial Intelligence Essays] 432 words
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The Connections Between Artificial Intelligence and Other Fields - The Connections Between Artificial Intelligence and Other Fields. Abstract Through examples from several fields, this paper will describe the connections between Artificial Intelligence and other areas. Some of these areas make great contributions to AI research, others gain knowledge and technique from that same AI research. This paper will further detail the incredible capacity of AI research to be applied elsewhere to solve similar problems. The goal of this paper is to describe to the reader the impact that AI can create on seemingly unrelated fields....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence AI]
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Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous to Humanity - Artificial intelligence has become a big controversy between scientists within the past few years. Will artificial intelligence improve our communities in ways we humans can’t, or will they just cause danger to us. I believe that artificial intelligence will only bring harm to our communities. There are multiple reasons why artificial intelligence will bring danger to humanity, some of them being: you can’t trust them, they will lead to more unemployment, and they will cause more obesity. Artificial intelligence is the development of a computer system that is able to perform tasks of human intelligence like visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making....   [tags: human intelligence, computer, scientists]
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Artificial Intelligence - Over the past decade, educational institutions have increasingly offered online, web-based courses. While there has been a great deal of research comparing the effectiveness of online and traditional courses (Young, 2006), there has been less research on how to use instructional design strategies to increase student engagement, student satisfaction, and achievement in online courses (Gunter, 2007). Research has shown that instructional immediacy can increase cognition and student success (LaRose & Whitten, 2000)....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Artificial Intelligence - The three necessary things of every substance are the type of atoms that created it, the method the atoms are positioned, and the method that the atoms are fused to each other (Trefil, J., & Hazen, R. 2010). The atom is the fundamental structure of chemistry; atoms are comprised of the three essential elements, protons, neutrons, and electrons (Encyclopedia Britannica. 2011). Protons transmit a positive charge and neutrons do not transmit any charge, while electrons transmit a negative charge (Encyclopedia Britannica....   [tags: Intelligence]
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Analysis of the Development of Artificial Intelligence - Artificial intelligence has come a long way since the first robot. In 1950, Alan Turing of Britain publishes, Computer Machinery and Intelligence. This book was proposed to be the birth of artificial intelligence as we know it. The first robot that presents the usage of artificial intelligence was built in 1969. The purpose of this robot was to try out navigation using basic tools such as cameras and bump sensors (Marshall 371). Since then, we have made a million robots way better than this one and we’re going to continue doing so....   [tags: internist/caduceus, robots, alan turing]
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Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence - During the past two hundred years, scientist have made numerous achievements not thought of in previous centuries. There is a questions that some people have begun to ask “Will science ever advance to far?” Some believe this is the case with artificial intelligence or AI, which is the theory or goal of a series of accomplishments that would allow a computer to house a sentient life form. The idea of AI has formally been around since around 1956. There has been very slow but steady progress towards a working AI....   [tags: robotics, computer programming]
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Is Artificial Intelligence Really Intelligent? - Artificial intelligence, first developed in 1950s, is defined to be man-made stuff with high-level intelligence. Recently, people in the present day thought about using robots for advanced tasks, like driving from point A to point B, and make decisions during a financial crisis. However, in the present day, they lack the ability to solve problems and reason. At the present day, the skills computers have doubts the ability to develop long-term strategies to complete tasks. At a freestyle chess match, a match where a computer and a human faces another human-computer team, Garry Kasparov reported that “his machine partner possessed greater ‘tactical acuity,’ but he possessed greater ‘strategic...   [tags: modern technology, computers]
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Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Reasoning - In today’s fast paced technologically savvy society, everyone wants the most advanced technology, this thirst for the next big thing is what makes technology fields the fastest changing and growing sectors. In countless movies, television shows, and novels, there is a representation of a humanoid character that is in fact a machine functioning and learning new skills with artificial intelligence. The problem with these shows is that the representation of modern day artificial intelligence is largely skewed, these machines have personalities and emotions making them relatable to humans when they are still just a very elaborate computer program....   [tags: computers, alan turning, savvy society]
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The Era of Artificial Intelligence - The era of Artificial Intelligence is upon us, the rising technology within the AI field is quickly becoming one of the largest technological fields within the technology industry. The rise of AI is so prevalent that even basic AI within devices today now seems commonplace; the introduction of AI like Siri on the IPhone seems trivial yet is a prime example of how prevalent the technology of Artificial Intelligence is becoming. The rise of AI becomes of great importance to a large majority of the workforce, any job that could theoretically be made autonomous or something that requires little to no learning or variation in its task could become redundant with the introduction of more advanced...   [tags: technology, smart machines] 1016 words
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Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence - As a society over the past two hundred years scientist have made numerous achievements that few could of dreamed of beforehand. However, some will raise the question of “Will science ever advance to far?” To many people are going to far with the dream of creating artificial intelligence, namely those that could be considered sentient in at least some regard. To understand this lets examine the history, advantages, disadvantages, and finally whether or not creating artificial intelligences would be ethical....   [tags: technology, supercomputers, robots]
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Artificial Intelligence: Controllable or Not? - ... 2001 expresses the dangers where advances in technological innovations could possibly return to humans in unexpected and unanticipated ways. The film demonstrates several long-held concerns about technology, especially when machines become more complex and harder to understand. Similarly, as people today have grown to heavily depend on advanced technology and adapt it towards their everyday lives, there has been a notion that a self-aware system could emerge. Looking at how much technology has progressed in the past years, there are some who argue that when artificial intelligence becomes equivalent or surpasses the human intelligence, man will no longer be in our control....   [tags: human like behavior, machines, control] 564 words
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Artificial Intelligence in the Arts - Throughout the semester, we have intensively studied how computer science relates to the world around us, through video games, database systems, and artificial intelligence. But what we have not discussed is how all of these subjects in computer science, like pep8, pseudo code, gates and circuits, relate to our artistic world; dance, music, and live theatre. Listening to a piece of music, or as an audience member watching a dance or theatre performance, one assumes that the entire production, stemmed solely from the creativity of those involved....   [tags: software programs for digital music]
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Is Developing Artificial Intelligence Ethical? - Accept our robot overlords. Actually, artificial intelligences, not robots. Artificial intelligence or AI is a program that can learn and improve upon itself whether at a sub, equal or above human level. Many believe that AI would bring humanity to an end as we know it, often due to movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Terminator, however those are fictional Hollywood blockbusters, not real life. In reality AI,s don't yet exist, however the human race is close to developing it. AI would improve life in many aspects....   [tags: human-like, robots, revolution]
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Artificial Intelligence and Video Games - What if someone told you that those turtles in Mario or the computer opponent in Pong had their own “brain” and that they are able to think and do things like humans do. What if you were told that we can create these brains and apply them to many other video game antagonists, like the ghosts from Pac Man or even the opposing team in Madden. These “artificial brains” are a product of a technology called artificial intelligence (AI). AI in video games can be applied to nearly anything, such as a boss as big as a city to a bird soaring in the sky....   [tags: pac man, mario, computer]
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Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science - An important field in computer science today is artificial intelligence. The novel approaches that computer scientists use in this field are looked to for answers to many of the problems that have not been solved through traditional approaches to software engineering thus far. One of the concepts studied and implemented for a variety of tasks in artificial intelligence today is neural networks; they have proven successful in offering an approach to some problems in the field, but they also have some failings....   [tags: Computer Science] 1080 words
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Artificial Intelligence and Parallel Computing - Computer Technologies have brought about an unseen revolution in every field. Today not a single field is exempted from the reach of computer technologies. The technologies have not only satisfied the needs but have in turn created even greater desires. This makes the area even more challenging as one has to be on forefront to be in pace with the changes. The field of computer science is one which entices me the most, and with the help of acquired knowledge I would like to contribute to innovative ideas which improve efficiency in every sphere of life....   [tags: College Admissions Essay] 1060 words
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Artificial Intelligence and Investing - Artificial Intelligence and Investing INTRODUCTION Artificial intelligence can be defined as the ability of a computer to perform activities normally considered to require human intelligence. The techniques of this intelligence include knowledge-based, machine learning, and natural language processing techniques. Investing can be defined as the act of committing money to an endeavour with the exception of obtaining profit. Investing activities require data identification, asset valuation (the process of determining the worth of something), and risk management (the process of managing the uncertainty in investment decision-making)....   [tags: Technology, Stock Exchange] 1659 words
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Dualism and Artificial Intelligence - Mind-body dualism is usually seen as the central issue in philosophy of the mind. The problem with mind-body dualism is that it is unknown whether the mind really is a separate entity from the human body as Descartes states in his argument, or whether the mind is the brain itself. Descartes believed that in a person existed two major components, the physical body and the nonphysical body which was called the mind or soul. As a scientist, Descartes believed in mechanical theories of matter, however, he was also very religious and did not believe people could merely be mechanical creatures that ran like “clockwork.” And so, it was Descartes who argued that the mind directed thoughts....   [tags: philosophy essays] 1249 words
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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence - ... A main problem is human acceptance of robots and by making them look more human like, its approach is to enhance people’s acceptance of robots and increase a robot’s familiarity.Robots will be like humans in how they speak, act, and even make jestures. “However, the role of anthropomorphism in robotics is not to build an artificial human but rather to take advantage of it as a mechanism through which social interaction can be facilitated. An underlying assumption is that humans prefer to interact with machines in the same way that they interact with other people....   [tags: ways of the future, robots, technology]
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Artificial Intelligence - Scientists claim that devices with Artificial Intelligence will replace office workers during next 5 years (Maksimova).According to this statement it is possible to say that AI has a great influence on humanity. Pursuant to Oxford Dictionary Artificial Intelligence or AI is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages(dictionary).Firstly, this research will analyze positive and negative impacts of development of Artificial Intelligence on economic sphere....   [tags: intelligent machines, revolution]
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Artificial Intelligence - This paper summarizes various definitions of Artificial Intelligence and provides a brief account of progress in the field. The origin and purpose of artificial intelligence is discussed. This paper also discusses a few of the many subcategories of research, applications and current technological obstacles that scientist face when developing AI. In particular, this paper overviews various specific military applications of AI. Finally, the paper provides discussion on the impact that the future of artificial intelligence may have on humans....   [tags: Technology, Automated Online Assistants] 1814 words
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Artificial Intelligence - Of all the technological developments of the modern age, none is as complex as artificial intelligence. The idea that a non-human, manufactured entity could advance to a point of emulating human behavior is enough to make people shiver. The idea of something so advanced that we will not be able to tell the difference may be even worse. In 1961 Philip Dick wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. It portrayed a world with these exact characteristics. Artificial Intelligence had advanced to a point of near-perfect human replication....   [tags: Technology, Computers ] 1894 words
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Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence or "AI" is the study of computer science that tries to enlighten and to imitate, through machine-driven or computational procedures, facets of human intelligence. Incorporated amid these aspects of intelligence are abilities to intermingle with the natural world across sensory methods and decision making abilities in unpredictable situations without human interference. Standard areas of exploration in AI consist of computer vision, game playing, learning, natural language understanding and synthesis, as well as problem solving and robotics (Noreen Herzfeld, 2003)....   [tags: Technology]
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Artificial Intelligence - This paper will give a brief definition of the term Artificial Intelligence (AI). It will take an in-depth look at the origins and purpose of this exciting field in computer science. In particular, this paper will discuss a few of the many subcategories of research, applications and current technological obstacles that scientist face when developing AI. In addition, the author will look at AI’s various military specific applications for the purpose of training, target acquisition and command and control capabilities....   [tags: Computer Science] 2132 words
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Artificial Intelligence - In our world, intelligence is often associated with geniuses and being smart. It is thought of as being able to obtain and understand vast amount of information. However, as technology improves and becomes more advanced, intelligence has acquired numerous meanings. Intelligence is defined as the ability to achieve goals through computational process. Although intelligence is only studied in humans, is it possible that machines may be more “intelligent” than those who created the machines in the first place....   [tags: Technology]
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Artificial Intelligence - Computers and information technology seem to be bringing about a magnitude of change comparable to that which took place during the Industrial Revolution, transforming our social, economic, and political institutions; our understanding of what it means to be human; and the distribution of power in the world. Some may argue that computer professionals have very little say in what technologies get designed and built. This seems to be mistaken on at least two counts. First, we can distinguish between computer professionals as individuals and computer professionals as a group....   [tags: Technology]
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Artificial Intelligence - Overview Way back in 1965, technologist Herbert Simon stated that, “Machines will be capable, within 20 years, of doing any work a man can do” (Vardi, 2012). Nearly fifty years later, this world has been impacted by artificial intelligence (AI) equipped technologies in major ways. The threat of AI equipped computer systems and machinery taking jobs away from humans is becoming a harsh reality (Vardi, 2012). As with every innovative technology there are positive and negative externalities involved....   [tags: Science]
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Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence (AI) will seamlessly integrate virtual and physical worlds. To ensure the success of AI three premises have to be actualized: functionalism, hardware capacity to mimic human thought, and the software to convert the gains in hardware advances (McGinnis 1256). The possibilities of AI extend from the synergistic union of the human brain with ambient intelligent environments, to neurocomputation ushering in an entirely new intelligence era. The proper supervision of Artificial Intelligence will guide the positive advancement of technology; additionally, the advantages of AI will range from improved quality of life to the facilitation of national security on and off the ba...   [tags: Technology ]
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Artificial Neural Networks Report - ... And gave guidelines about how to choose a learning rate. If we choose a learning rate that is too large, it may moves too far in the “correct” direction, resulting in overshooting or minimum in the error surface, it takes longer to train, which effect the accuracy (will be poor in that case).By decreasing the learning rate, the training speed and accuracy will be improved, but if we use a too small learning rate it is a waste of time and computational resources. Their approach is explained as following steps: Step1.Train the neural network for one epoch using different orders magnitude of learning rates (e.g., 100 down to .00001) , So we can find a learning rate L with the smallest tota...   [tags: artificial intelligence]
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Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often depicted by science fiction authors and scientists as potentially equal—or superior—to human intelligence. Yet this dream may remain elusive until machines attain the basic human virtue of common sense, which the pioneering AI scientist Marvin Minsky defines as "an immense society of hard-earned practical ideas." (cited in Kurzweil, 2000, p. 91). Clearly, true AI, once it exists, would have an extraordinary impact on human society; denial of its possibilities could eventually shatter humanity's complacent belief in its guiding role as the planet's most intelligent form of life....   [tags: Technology] 2217 words
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Artificial Intelligence and its Effects on Business - When most people think of artificial intelligence they might think of a scene from I, Robot or from 2001: A Space Odyssey. They might think of robots that highly resemble humans start a revolution against humanity and suddenly, because of man’s creation, man is no longer the pinnacle of earth’s hierarchy of creatures. For this reason, it might scare people when I say that we already utilize artificial intelligence in every day society. While it might not be robots fighting to win their freedom to live, or a defense system that decides humanity is the greatest threat to the world, artificial intelligence already plays a big role in how business is conducted today....   [tags: computer system, problem solving, internet]
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Questions and Answers Regarding Artificial Intelligence - ... Speech was one of the first task domains to use a number of new concepts such as Blackboard models, Beam search, and reasoning in the presence of uncertainty, which are now used widely within AI. Question no.3 Define logic. What is the role of logic in artificial intelligence. Answer: Logic: Logic is a formal language for representing facts and properties of a world in a precise, unambiguous way. The use of symbolic logic to represent knowledge is not new in that it predates the modern computer by a number of decades....   [tags: speech recognition, backtracking] 2043 words
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Artificial Intelligence in a Near Future - Technologies and intelligent machines have invaded our world. Sophisticated technology has fascinated people, professionals, students, and children. Modern life emboldens computers’ daily use. Presently, applications in advanced robotic appeared so real that one can believe a humanoid robot will be capable to interact or work side by side with people in a near future. In her January 18, 2010 article, Natasha Lomas researches if people are ready for the biomechanical future revolution, if robots are ready to plug safely into society....   [tags: Technology]
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Computers and Human-Level Intelligence - ... Darroch conclude: The trend toward lower adolescent birthrates and pregnancy rates over the past 25 years is widespread and is occurring across the industrialized world, suggesting that the reasons for this general trend are broader than factors limited to any one country: increased importance of education, increased motivation of young people to achieve higher levels of education and training, and greater centrality of goals other than motherhood and family formation for young women. This shows that education and even knowledge of other opportunities, contraception and abortions can lower the population rate allowing fewer burdens on the government over austerity especially in countries...   [tags: technology, artificial intelligence] 1486 words
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The Prospects of Artificial Intelligence: Science Fiction or Reality? - The Prospects of Artificial Intelligence: Science Fiction or Reality. The final scene from Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey in which a supercomputer that runs the entire space shuttle begs the main character not to unplug him because it hurts him, is so vivid and at the same time amazingly frightening. The idea that humans will be able to build true artificial replicas of themselves has been consequently appealing to human vanity and has been alive ever since the famous novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly....   [tags: space odyssey, intelligent machines]
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The Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Systems - The Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Systems Introduction Not too long in history were computers invented. In fact, computers were first invented within this very century. Today we can see that computers are extremely helpful in our daily lives. The field in technology has improved so much in just the last few decades. We can see this by examining the technological advancements in computers themselves--such as having more capacities, storing more memories, performing more tasks and even in a less amount of time, etc....   [tags: Computer Technology] 3636 words
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Fuzzy Systems and Machine Intelligence - Fuzzy Systems and Machine Intelligence Abstract: Our natural language is perhaps the most powerful form of communicating information for any given problem or situation. Combining natural language and numerical information into fuzzy systems provides the framework to represent knowledge, constraints and inference procedures. Fuzzy systems provide advantages in the development of systems solutions that perform tasks such as automatic modeling, prediction, pattern recognition, and optimal decision making, control and planning....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence] 2152 words
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The Morality and Utility of Artificial Intelligence - The Morality and Utility of Artificial Intelligence Douglas R. Hofstadter, in his work Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, remarks that one may contend that Artificial Intelligence is born of a machine’s ability to perform any task that had been previously confined to the domain of humans (601). However, a few sentences later, the author explains Tessler’s “Theorem” of progress in AI: “once some mental function is programmed, people soon cease to consider it as an essential ingredient of ‘real thinking.’ The ineluctable core of intelligence is always in that next thing which hasn’t yet been programmed” (601)....   [tags: Technology Machines Papers]
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The Roots of Artificial Intelligence - The Roots of Artificial Intelligence The roots of artificial intelligence can be traced back to ancient Greece with myths like that of Pygmalion, which incorporated the idea of an intelligent robot. These early thoughts soon developed into stories like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1818, which was the story of a monster created by man and brought to life. These stories make for interesting fireside tales and bedtime reading, but where did artificial intelligence truly get its start....   [tags: History Historical Essays]
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Computer Games and Artificial Intelligence - Computer Games and Artificial Intelligence Abstract Computer games provide a challenge for mankind. A way to demonstrate his mastery over the concept of intelligence and yet a way to test that mastery. It is through a continual need to improve the artificial intelligence in computer games that man also finds a way to examine his own creativity, to reach beyond what is possible and improve himself. Developments in the artificial intelligence of computer games have shown remarkable improvement as new genres of games have been created with new advances in the technology....   [tags: Video Game AI] 1355 words
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Programming the Game of Go with Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Programming the Game of Go with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Introduction The game of Go is an ancient board game which until recently has resisted attempts to automate Go game playing moves by computer. This document will investigate the use of Artificial Intelligence to aid the construction of a Go playing program. Also, this document will examine the latest thinking in AI, applying where such thinking might aid a computer program to play Go. The history of Go Game programs will also be examined with a view to mining techniques that they employ....   [tags: computer, rules, algorithm] 1784 words
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The Applications of Artificial Intelligence - The Applications of Artificial Intelligence Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that studies the computational requirements for tasks such as perception, reasoning, and learning, and develops systems to perform those tasks. AI is a diverse field whose researchers address a wide range of problems, use a variety of methods, and pursue a spectrum of scientific goals. For example, some researchers study the requirements for expert performance at specialized tasks, while others model commonsense processes; some researchers explain behaviors in terms of low-level processes, using models inspired by the computation of the brain, while others explain them in...   [tags: Computers]
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Artificial Intelligence and its Uses - Artificial Intelligence and its Uses Artificial intelligence is defined as the ability of a machine to think for itself. Scientists and theorists continue to debate if computers will actually be able to think for themselves at one point. The generally accepted theory is that computers do and will think more in the future. AI has grown rapidly in the last ten years because of the advances in computer architecture. As AI advances, human beings are using it to help with some problems that use AI....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Game Playing and Artificial Intelligence - Game Playing and Artificial Intelligence Abstract Since the inception of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), game playing has had a key role. Likewise, AI has been an integral part of modern computer games. This collaboration of academic and commercial research and development into AI has yielded vast amounts of crossover technology. Academic research problems have become or influenced commercial games and the money gained from the commercial applications of AI have helped advance academic research as well....   [tags: Video Games AI]
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