artificial intelligence

noun

Definition of artificial intelligence

1 : a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers
2 : the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior

Examples of artificial intelligence in a Sentence

a robot with artificial intelligence
Recent Examples on the Web Adaptive AI is a specific class of artificial intelligence solutions, which can help understand complex tasks and processes. Ike Kavas, Forbes, 16 May 2022 The study found that an artificial intelligence program trained to read X-rays and CT scans could predict a person’s race with 90 percent accuracy. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2022 But even as the company says it’s eliminating more fake and spammy accounts than ever, experts say artificial intelligence advances are spinning up new ones that are ever harder to detect. Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 As neural interfaces and artificial intelligence evolve, these tensions will probably intensify. New York Times, 12 May 2022 Later on, as machine learning and artificial intelligence research continues, products like this may be able to help blind people see without the aid of others. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 4 May 2022 In its latest bid to finally launch an Apple car in the coming years, the world’s most valuable company didn’t turn to a software prodigy or artificial intelligence expert from the tech world. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 4 May 2022 An artificial intelligence tool then helps the company search those videos for certain crimes, like the use of cluster munitions, and sort them for relevance. Ian Lovett, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 Xu and his colleagues provided formal mathematical proofs to show how price controls could theoretically balance the surplus between consumers and sellers who use artificial intelligence algorithms. Ethan Wilk, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of artificial intelligence

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Artificial intelligence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artificial%20intelligence. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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