INF 103 Computer Literacy
May 27, 2008
Advancements in artificial intelligence will drastically change our world and make our lives easier. The possibilities of what computers can do are almost limitless. The use of will span from all aspects of our lives, from medical surgery to video games. The use of Artificial intelligence will allow use to put machines in places where humans can not go. The machines are not being built to replace humans but help them. Help them in all aspects of life from cooking a meal to driving a car. Help doctors perform complex surgeries and help teachers teach a class.
Artificial Intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, intelligent computer programs. Scientist also uses it to understand human intelligence, by using computers to mimic human thinking. It is also used to solve problems by watching how humans solve problems. Scientist try to make thinking machine not just a machine that does what it’s programmed to do. Is it possible to have a computer make judgments and react to situations. Scientist hopes that computers will be able to exhibit traits like reasoning, learning, planning, knowledge and communications. They also want them to be able to move and manipulate objects. In the more distant future scientist want to develop machines with general intelligences, they believe they can create machines that can exceed most or all human abilities. Some may argue that computers are already intelligent. They claim that replicating the intelligence process is intelligence it’s known as the Strong AI position, a term coined by philosopher John Searle.
. Artificial Intelligence began shortly after World War II a few scientist began to work on intelligent machines. Alan Turing, an English mathematician may have been the first. He gave a lecture on it in 1947. In 1950 he wrote an article stating...