artificial intelligence


: the capability of computer systems or algorithms to imitate intelligent human behavior
A Monmouth University poll released last week found that only 9 percent of Americans believed that computers with artificial intelligence would do more good than harm to society.Shira Ovide
also, plural artificial intelligences : a computer, computer system, or set of algorithms having this capability
Someday, our artificial intelligences will be capable enough to pass for human. Benjamin C. Kinney
see also generative artificial intelligence
: a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers
researchers working in artificial intelligence

Examples of artificial intelligence in a Sentence

a robot with artificial intelligence
Recent Examples on the Web This article was generated by the Kansas City Star Bot, artificial intelligence software that analyzes structured information from TomTom and applies it to templates created by journalists in the newsroom. Kansas City Star Bot, Kansas City Star, 19 May 2024 The proliferation of data centers and the rise of artificial intelligence technology has also boosted demand. Jason Ma, Fortune, 18 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for artificial intelligence 

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of artificial intelligence was in 1955

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“Artificial intelligence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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artificial intelligence

: the power of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior

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