Artificial Intelligence - Present and Future Uses

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Artificial Intelligence:
Present and Future uses
Bill DeJaynes
Intro to computers
Dr. Kanooni
August 30, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………..….2 Artificial Intelligence: Present and future uses…………………………………........................2 Body…………………………………………………………………………………………….2-10 Table 0………………………………………………………………………………………....2 Present day uses: Military……………………………………………………………………...3 Present day uses: Medicine…………………………………………………………………….3 Table 1……………………………………………………………………………………….…5 Table 2………………………………………………………………………………………….6 Present day uses: Education………………………………………………………………….…7 Learning subject areas graphic……………………………………………………….…………8 Future uses: Games…………………………………………………………………………..…9 Future uses: Robots……………………………..………………………………………………9 Future uses: Integration………………………………………..………………………………10 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………...11 References……………………………………………………………………………………..12-13

Artificial Intelligence: Present and Future uses

What is the definition of Artificial Intelligence? Lets’ break it down in to individual words to get an accurate definition. First, Artificial: made by human skill; produced by humans (http://dictionary.com). Second, Intelligence: capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude for grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc. (http://dictionary.com). Therefore, if we put the two words together we create a unique and complex definition. Artificial Intelligence is defined as: tools that exhibit human intelligence and behavior including self-learning robots, expert systems, voice recognition, natural and automated translation; Technology and learning portfolio. (1997, August) Retrieved August 30, 2010 from http://www.unesco.org/education/educprog/lwf/doc/portfolio/portindex.htm. Artificial Intelligence is being used presently, and will be used in the future in numerous exciting ways. Present day uses| Future uses|

Military: *Weapons *Aircraft| Games: *Chess computer| Medicine: *Joystick surgery *Computer assisted surgery| Robots: *Medicine *Workforce| Education: *Educational tools| Integration: *Cybernetics *Reverse engineering| Table 0

Present day uses: Military
The two primary uses of A.I. for the Military are in their weapons and aircraft. Stanford University won a two million dollar defense department grant for building an autonomous SUV named Stanley. This vehicle navigated a 131 mile off road race course, by itself, in six hours and fifty-three minutes. It eventually won the race against another autonomous vehicle. Its average land speed was 19.1 mph, which is the average speed of a Military convoy. Another type of autonomous vehicle is called the sword. Basically, it’s a miniature tank with multiple automatic weapons and a grenade launcher attached. It can be controlled remotely, but its primary use is autonomous missions. It can navigate through a war zone and take out ground troops from behind. The sword can also be sent into a hostile situation and cause a diversion, allowing the soldiers to quell the situation; Military applications. (n.d.). Retrieved September 6, 2010, from http://www.aaai.org/AITopics/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AITopics/Military. New military assault vehicles are being fitted with voice recognition software. This makes the communication between the on-board computer and the soldiers much faster. A soldier can speak a command into the computer while he/she is still driving, firing a weapon or tracking the enemy. The weapons are also voice command activated, so they can be fired while the soldier is conducting...
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