AI – Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence or AI can easily be described as intelligence which is not demonstrated by natural entities such as humans and other animals. AI is intelligence displayed by machines. AI is a branch of computer science that deals with making machine behave – think and act – like humans.

Humans have been trying to make machines smarter and we are succeeding a lot than ever. Every passing day, we are making machines which are smarter than yesterday. As a result scope of AI also keeps on changing. To be apt – “AI is whatever that hasn’t been done yet”

Scientist John McCarthy coined the term “Artificial Intelligence” in 1956. He also devoted lot of his time in this field in addition developing language “LISP”. Due to his contributions to this field, he is referred as “Father of AI”.

Typically AI researchers focus of aspects such as reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, NLP and ability to move and manipulate objects. They have created various languages which support their goal – LISP, Prolog, Python.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence

  • Advanced Weather Modelling
  • Self Driving Cars
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Predictive Analytics by looking at large datasets
  • Automated Traffic Signal system which automatically changes signal duration based on the traffic density

Machine Learning and NLP are at the heart of Artificial Intelligence. Scientists and researchers are striving to make machines as intelligent as humans are. Or may be even more intelligent. Some breakthroughs in this direction are:

Humanoid - Sophia - Artificial Intelligence
By International Telecommunication Union [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
The recent advances in this field are making Artificial Intelligence a very happening field. Focus of next decade will surely be on this field. Surely we would see lot more breakthroughs in this field.

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Machine Learning, NLP, Deep Learning, Neural Network, LISP, Prolog, Python

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