AI - Computer Science Department

blabbedharborAI and Robotics

Feb 23, 2014 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE

Rachelle Yando, Nina Kostyk, & Dave
Tokarowski


What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?


Textbook Definition:

"the study and
design of intelligent agents”



Simpler Definition:

a branch of computer
science dealing with the simulation of
intelligent behavior in computers



The capability of a machine to imitate
intelligent human behavior

History of AI



1941: First electronic computer


(technology finally available )


1956: Term Artificial Intelligence introduced


1960s: Checkers
-
playing program that was
able to play games with opponents


1980s: Quality Control Systems


2000: First
sophisticated walking robot

Understanding AI



Can it act intelligently?



Can it solve problems
by thinking?



Can it have a mind?
mental states &
consciousness?


Can it feel?



Human Intelligence vs.
machine intelligence?



Is the human brain
essentially a computer?



BIG

Philosophy:

“CAN MACHINES REALLY THINK?”


Three Major Domains of AI
Research

& Development

1
-

Cognitive Science



-
How the brain works


2
-
Natural Interfaces



-
GPS



-
Microsoft SYNC


3
-

Robotics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkTwUb5xU6w


Fields of AI



Computer Science


Math


Psychology


Cognition


Concept Mining


Automation



Biology


E
-
mail Spam Filtering


Data Mining


Robotics


Philosophy etc.


Real AI vs. Fantasy


Robots in
Manufacturing


Precise



Less prone to error



Faster



Don’t get bored


Robots that are like
humans


Why?


Companionship?


Beauty of life


Randomly


Unexpected


Feelings are genuine


Emerged naturally

AI costs $$$


There has to be financial motivation



Gaming


$$$



Good opponents act like humans

Game Design in AI




Techniques

control theory,
robotics, computer graphics, and
computer science



No longer a 30
-
minute distraction
from reality



Graphics


AI Design

X BOX 360



What is it?



Price



Brilliant Engineers




Non
-
Play Characters (NPCs) can behave in realistic ways


Efficient use of Teamwork


The ability to hunt


Survival Instincts





“Gears of War”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPC_ibBJiQ

Robots take over the world?


Step 1: Manufacturing


-
Robots have already begun to replace factory
workers



Step 2: Service jobs


-
Robots at McDonalds?



Step 3: ???


-
Robots take over the world?

What Do You Think???




Questions?