What is artificial intelligence ?

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What is artificial intelligence ?
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:13:38 pm »
I am a new student of AI.
can anyone define AI at the student level ?

Thanks :)

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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 02:07:20 pm »
Welcome, Anum!

Artificial - Not real, inorganic.

An indication or semblance of having intelligence through a machine or computer program. A computational, verbal or mechanical ability, not organic in nature but emulating human behavior.

(Watson perhaps. Alexa, Google now, Siri, probably not as they have no conversational abilities, they are only search engines or knowledge bases).
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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 02:42:44 pm »
Welcome, Anum!

Artificial - Not real, inorganic.

An indication or semblance of having intelligence through a machine or computer program. A computational, verbal or mechanical ability, not organic in nature but emulating human behavior.

(Watson perhaps. Alexa, Google now, Siri, probably not as they have no conversational abilities, they are only search engines or knowledge bases).

Thanks  :)

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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 02:47:40 pm »
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Artificial - Not real, inorganic.
"Real" has a very complex meaning for non-english speakers. In english, Pinochio wants to be "real". In french, he is already "réel". It doesn't map 1-to-1 at all!

Does "artificial" means "fake" to you?
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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 04:42:37 pm »
Well, to be more precise ... Pinocchio wants to be "a real boy." He is already a real puppet, but a puppet is only a representation or mimic of a boy. Does that make more sense?

I think in English, "real" often carries a connotation of "original."  Anything that is designed in imitation or emulation of something nature has produced can be considered "not real."  So printed veneer that looks like wood is distinguished from "real wood," vegan meat substitutes are distinguished from "real meat," etc.

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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 06:00:07 pm »
Art pretty much summed it up perfectly...

As for the continuation of other's explanations...one could describe the opposite to real (to avoid language issues) as fake....even though something fake can also be real lol...

In fact...I'll just shut up...and refer you back to Art's post :P
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 12:58:29 am by Maviarab »

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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 08:29:33 pm »
Thanks Mav.

One other example would be those imitation flowers, some with very lifelike petals and leaves, but since they are Not organic, they are not "real" flowers (other than real duplicates), therefore, Artificial or fake or imitation of the organic original.

Best I can do since English is my first language.

Now when we go back to your original question we extrapolate that artificial Intelligence = fake or imitation (not real organic) intelligence.
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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 09:51:06 pm »
From WordNet, it's sense 3 of "artificial" and sense 1 of "intelligence".

Why you're all obsessing about sense 1 of "artificial" I can't fathom.


The adj artificial has 3 senses
                                     
1.artificial, unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")
2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted -- (artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation")
3. artificial -- (not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes)


The noun intelligence has 5 senses
                                   
1. intelligence -- (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)
2. intelligence, intelligence service, intelligence agency -- (a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy)
3. intelligence, intelligence information -- (secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage")
4. news, intelligence, tidings, word -- (information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome")
5. intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation -- (the operation of gathering information about an enemy)


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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 10:00:37 pm »
The word "artificial" means man-made.
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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 12:59:32 am »
But you can have something man-made that is real, fake and artificial lol  :2funny:

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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 03:16:00 am »
Again with the flowers!!?  ;D
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Re: What is artificial intelligence ?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 09:41:34 am »
But in The Second Renaissance Part I The Second Renaissance, Part Ithere's a robot-woman saying "I'm real" just before being killed by humans. Here, "real" seems to mean more than "not an imitation". Maybe "I really feel things, I'm alive", am I correct?

EDIT: typo
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 02:24:31 pm by Zero »
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