Artificial Intelligence : An Intelligent Computer Program

1437 WordsDec 8, 20166 Pages
Humans have developed a wonderful fascination with artificial intelligence since it first introduced to the world in the 1950’s. The Merriam-Webster defined Artificial Intelligence as “a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers.” Another definition is “the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.” Computer science was cool on its own but to incorporate human intelligence into it sounded like a group breaking idea. There would be no limit to what humans can do with intelligent machines and computer programming. In the 1950s this type of technology was far beyond its scientists’ lifetime but to grasp a concept that one day, science would be so far advanced that artificial intelligence will be apart of our everyday life. Before reaching a goal to creating an intelligent computer program, we first have to understand what intelligence is, it is “the computational part of the ability to achieve goals in the world. The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” So how can we get a computer to be intelligent? Let’s start with the origin of it all. British Mathematician, Alan Turing published a paper called “Computing Machinery and Intelligence. In the paper, Turing argued that if a machine could past a certain test, then we would have evidence to say that the computer was intelligent. The test turns out to be the ‘Turing test;’ a human being asking questions through a computer terminal to either a
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