- the capacity of a computer, robot, or other programmed mechanical device to perform operations and tasks analogous to learning and decision making in humans, as speech recognition or question answering.
- a computer, robot, or other programmed mechanical device having this humanlike capacity: teaching human values to artificial intelligences.
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Origin of artificial intelligence
Words nearby artificial intelligence
Example sentences from the Web for artificial intelligence
Predictably, the MetaHuman system relies on artificial intelligence to do its heavy computational lifting.Meet the eerily realistic digital people made with Epic’s MetaHuman Creator|Stan Horaczek|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
The simple-to-use app uses artificial intelligence to scour the Internet for matching items.Replacing pieces of flatware or china can be a challenge. Here’s how to track them down.|Laura Daily|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
It also uses artificial intelligence to forecast demand and to try to reduce food waste at its micro-fulfillment centers.Mexican online grocer Jüsto raises $65M in General Atlantic-led Series A|Mary Ann Azevedo|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
The tech giant would then use that information to train machine learning engines, and the result would be artificial intelligence that could “think” and respond like someone you knew.AI chat bots can bring you back from the dead, sort of|Dalvin Brown|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Others use artificial intelligence to screen or block hateful posts.How to fight online hate before it leads to violence|Kathiann Kowalski|February 4, 2021|Science News For Students
According to a Yemeni intelligence source, Saïd met with the notorious U.S. preacher Anwar al Awlaki.
Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.
“He was a brave field commander and an expert in intelligence, and in organizing popular and tribal forces,” said the eulogist.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.
My father was in an intelligence unit for the U.S. Navy, as he had been in World War II.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The startled operators at Umballa could obtain no further intelligence and the boy was slain at his post.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was not, however, through any of these artificial means that real relief was brought to the community.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
He did not know what the scent was, but it smelled rich and artificial, and he disliked to associate it with his new friend.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
When rapidly deposited, as by artificial precipitation, triple phosphate often takes feathery, star- or leaf-like forms.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Odd differences, reflecting differences of intelligence, show themselves in the management of this diagram of the human face.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for artificial intelligence
Scientific definitions for artificial intelligence
A Closer Look
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.
Cultural definitions for artificial intelligence
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.