Artificial Intelligence

To introduce basic issues in AI.
  • Brief history of modern AI
  • Some applications of AI
  • Intelligent agents
  • Symbolic and non-symbolic representations

What is Artificial Intelligence?

"AI is the boundary between what people can do and what computers can't [yet]."


Ancient Times

Early Efforts by Philsopher/Mathemticians

Formal Notation and Calculating Machines

Modern Founders of AI

Achievements of AI

How do we build an intelligent agent?

Symbolic Representations

To construct intelligent systems it is necessary to employ internal representations of a symbolic nature, with cognitive activity corresponding to computational manipulation of these symbolic representations. The symbolic representations must refer to the external world.

Advantages of symbolic representation:

Non-symbolic Representations

Knowledge is represented by weights on connections in a network

Advantages of non-symbolic representation

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