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

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The bots—some of which include artificial intelligence—perform tasks ranging from transferring information to disparate databases to compiling reports. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Unleash the Bots: Firms Report Positive Returns With RPA," 6 Mar. 2019 The drones would be linked into a common network and driven by artificial intelligence to identify and then attack enemy defenses. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.K. Promises to Develop Drone Swarms, But on an Unrealistic Timetable," 12 Feb. 2019 The next challenge: Rapid advancements in robotics technology and artificial intelligence are expected to displace millions of jobs in coming decades as routine tasks from driving trucks to evaluating loan applications become automated. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, "Despite Tight Job Market, Labor Force’s Income Is Squeezed," 23 Feb. 2019 As for much of the tech industry, 2018 has been a year of reckoning for artificial intelligence. James Vincent, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: AI," 30 Dec. 2018 Some critics have suggested that tech companies halt research on artificial intelligence, including facial recognition. Scott Thurm, WIRED, "Microsoft Calls For Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition," 13 July 2018 Scientists have been thinking about the potential of artificial intelligence since the early days of computers. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity," 21 Dec. 2018 Grimes has long been concerned with the future of artificial intelligence. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Grimes Undergoes a Futuristic Style Transformation for Her New Video," 29 Nov. 2018 In February, Amnesty convened a session about the implications of artificial intelligence, with engineers and policy experts from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM Corp. Joseph Menn, The Christian Science Monitor, "Silicon Valley employees increasingly push companies on ethics," 13 July 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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artificial intelligence

noun

English Language Learners Definition of artificial intelligence

computers
: an area of computer science that deals with giving machines the ability to seem like they have human intelligence
: the power of a machine to copy intelligent human behavior

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