follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

artificial intelligence

noun
1.
the capacity of a computer to perform operations analogous to learning and decision making in humans, as by an expert system, a program for CAD or CAM, or a program for the perception and recognition of shapes in computer vision systems.
Abbreviation: AI, A.I.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for artificial intelligence
  • The games and a post-tournament symposium were organized to spur interest and research in robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • One goal is to deliver better recommendations and more songs through improved artificial intelligence.
  • From the presentation yesterday, it appears to be a genuine stab at artificial intelligence in a mobile device.
  • Special tools such as checklists, decision trees and artificial intelligence built into instrumentation are key.
  • The concept of prediction errors was initially put forward in research on artificial intelligence.
  • It will always be easier to make organic brains by unskilled labor than to create a machine-based artificial intelligence.
  • As gains are made in artificial intelligence, scientists worry that advances could have dangerous consequences.
  • The moldable gripper can function without needing sophisticated artificial intelligence software.
  • Teaching computers to play poker is an active area of research in artificial intelligence.
  • The artificial intelligence exhibited by computer-controlled enemies is inconsistent.
British Dictionary definitions for artificial intelligence

artificial intelligence

noun
1.
the study of the modelling of human mental functions by computer programs AI
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
artificial intelligence in Science
artificial intelligence  
The ability of a computer or other machine to perform actions thought to require intelligence. Among these actions are logical deduction and inference, creativity, the ability to make decisions based on past experience or insufficient or conflicting information, and the ability to understand spoken language.

Our Living Language  : The goal of research on artificial intelligence is to understand the nature of thought and intelligent behavior and to design intelligent systems. A computer is not really intelligent; it just follows directions very quickly. At the same time, it is the speed and memory of modern computers that allows researchers to manage the huge quantities of data necessary to model human thought and behavior. An intelligent machine would be more flexible than a computer and would engage in the kind of "thinking" that people actually do. An example is vision. In theory, a network of sensors combined with systems for interpreting the data could produce the kind of pattern recognition that we take for granted as seeing and understanding what we see. In fact, developing software that can recognize subtle differences in objects (such as those we use to recognize human faces) is very difficult. The recognition of differences that we can perceive without deliberate effort would require massive amounts of data and elaborate guidelines to be recognized by an artificial intelligence system. According to the famous Turing Test, proposed in 1950 by British mathematician and logician Alan Turing, a machine would be considered intelligent if it could convince human observers that another human, rather than a machine, was answering their questions in conversation.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
artificial intelligence in Culture
artificial intelligence (AI)

The means of duplicating or imitating intelligence in computers, robots, or other devices, which allows them to solve problems, discriminate among objects, and respond to voice commands.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
artificial intelligence in Technology
artificial intelligence
(AI) The subfield of computer science concerned with the concepts and methods of symbolic inference by computer and symbolic knowledge representation for use in making inferences. AI can be seen as an attempt to model aspects of human thought on computers. It is also sometimes defined as trying to solve by computer any problem that a human can solve faster. The term was coined by Stanford Professor John McCarthy, a leading AI researcher.
Examples of AI problems are computer vision (building a system that can understand images as well as a human) and natural language processing (building a system that can understand and speak a human language as well as a human). These may appear to be modular, but all attempts so far (1993) to solve them have foundered on the amount of context information and "intelligence" they seem to require.
The term is often used as a selling point, e.g. to describe programming that drives the behaviour of computer characters in a game. This is often no more intelligent than "Kill any humans you see; keep walking; avoid solid objects; duck if a human with a gun can see you".
See also AI-complete, neats vs. scruffies, neural network, genetic programming, fuzzy computing, artificial life.
ACM SIGART (http://sigart.acm.org/). U Cal Davis (http://phobos.cs.ucdavis.edu:8001). CMU Artificial Intelligence Repository (http://cs.cmu.edu/Web/Groups/AI/html/repository.html).
(2002-01-19)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for artificial intelligence

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for artificial

15
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with artificial intelligence

Nearby words for artificial intelligence