The capabilities of artificial intelligence have fascinated human beings for decades. Advancements in the years following the Second World War provided fodder for science fiction writers, as well as computer scientists as they examined what a world filled with artificially intelligent machines might look like. Early imaginings in this area were often strange and exaggerated because the minds that imagined them came from a world were machines were little more than extensions of the human beings that controlled them.
In Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the listener will see that as computer technology advanced, artificial intelligence and human beings seemed to evolve together, creating a world in which both occupied a special place. In fact, artificial intelligence is already part of all of our lives.
In Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the listener will understand artificial intelligence well enough to recognize all the ways in which they already utilize artificial intelligence. Though many men and women in the world today use AI technology like Siri and Alexa, some do not make active use of this type of technology, and they see AI as something far removed from their lives. As the listener comes to understand AI better, they will see how facial recognition software, language processing software, and self-driving and maneuvering technology all represent applications of AI that are already a part of their life.
What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence can be described as the intelligence capabilities demonstrated by machines, but it also represents areas like machine learning and deep learning that involve capabilities that are basically human, but which can become super-human when applied to machines that make use of computer technology.