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Artificial Intelligence

Table of Contents

Introduction- 3 -
Thesis- 3 -
What is Artificial Intelligence- 4 -
History of Artificial Intelligence- 4 -
The Ages of Artificial Intelligence- 5 -
Three Main Barriers to Artificial Intelligence- 5 -
Applications of Artificial Intelligence- 7 -
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle- 7 -
Decision Support System- 7 -
Computer games- 8 -
Natural language processing and vision.- 8 -
Economic considerations- 9 -
Table 1. Main effect of robotics and advanced automation (year 2010)- 10 - Benefits and Detriments to Society- Socially and Culturally- 11 - Strong Artificial Intelligence- 12 -
Weak Artificial Intelligence- 12 -
Benefits to Society – Psychological- 14 -
Benefits to Society – Ethical- 15 -
Detriments to Society – Psychological- 16 -
Detriments to Society – Ethical- 17 -
The Future of Artificial Intelligence- 18 -
Creative Thinkers and Futurists- 18 -
Ready for some Robots?- 18 -
Entertainment robots:- 19 -
Appliance Robots:- 19 -
Immobots:- 19 -
Assistive Mobile Robots:- 19 -
Humanoids:- 19 -
Expert Systems- 20 -
Quo Vadis?- 21 -
Works Cited- 22 -

Introduction

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. - Steve Maine, “Steve Maine's Bog”

If one does research on artificial intelligence (AI), they will find themselves inundated with futuristic robots and android like expectations. A more realistic camp that is working on technology that can benefit the consumer or society in the relatively near future will exist in the next 30 to 250 years. We believe the strength of AI lies somewhere in the middle of these extreme boundaries. Without futurists and dreamers, where would the world be today? The commercial airliner, putting a man on the moon, and a network of railroads all would have been thought impossible at some point in history. Inventors, entrepreneurs, and investors put pen to paper, paper to plans, and prepared these plans to realize their dreams. It’s important to dream about the future to help us contemplate how we are going to get there. We learned from the dot com bust that technology needs have some economic viability or technology will very hard to sustain. Most companies have learned this tough lesson and future AI research will no doubt follow this trend to develop more intelligent objects and expert systems that truly benefits society.

No discussion about AI would be complete without expounding upon the social impacts of AI. The human physic has an insatiable desire to conquer and control nature, land, and people. Technology has decreased hardships and suffering by raising standards of living through improved health and increased literacy throughout the industrialized world. Any discipline with the power that AI can wield needs to have a balance to fight against the abuse of its uses and protect those with less knowledge power that are recipients of the benefits this technology offers. The current state of our society is already seeing the impact of increasing obesity, a digital divide between those who have and have not, and people who create their own virtual world isolating themselves from communities. Thesis

Scientists working on Artificial Intelligence research should not aim at replicating human intellect and consciousness in machines; rather they should work on creating highly specialized and intelligent machines with immense transaction processing agility and expert decision support systems.

What is Artificial Intelligence

There are many definitions to AI and not anyone is the standard but we will use this one to guide us through our project. “The attempt to understand the nature of intelligence and produce new classes of intelligent machines through programming computers to perform tasks, which require reasoning, and perception” (Adams 60).

This is a two-pronged attempt in which we use AI as a research tool to...
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