artificial intelligence


Essential Meaning of artificial intelligence

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

Full 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 Legislation recently passed in New York City that would regulate using artificial intelligence in the hiring process could have major repercussions nationwide. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2021 Instead, the team used artificial intelligence to tackle the problem. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 Now, someone on the internet had decided to attack her via a technique that uses artificial intelligence to swap one person’s face onto another’s body. Clive Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Nov. 2021 Kurant worked with computer scientists to create two collective signatures — one for the scientific and academic community at M.I.T. and another for Cambridge residents — by aggregating those of hundreds of individuals using artificial intelligence. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 The South Korean city is planning to use artificial intelligence to monitor its sewers and water waste centers. Camille Squires, Quartz, 9 Nov. 2021 Snowflake stands to benefit as businesses increasingly move to the cloud while leveraging big data and artificial intelligence. Trefis Team, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Facebook has already started using artificial intelligence to figure out how old its users are, according to a July blog post from its vice president of youth products, Pavni Diwanji. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 During the meeting, Xi called for greater integration of traditional industries and the digital economy, which covers everything from big data and artificial intelligence to cloud computing and blockchain. Time, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of artificial intelligence

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Artificial intelligence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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