artificial intelligence


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

Example Sentences

a robot with artificial intelligence
Recent Examples on the Web Plainsight, an artificial intelligence (AI) company in the United States, has partnered with MarineSitu, a hardware and software provider and spinoff from the University of Washington. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023 In the meantime, two other thorny issues are poised to determine Google’s future on a potentially shorter timeframe: The rise of generative artificial intelligence and what appears to be an accelerating decline in Google’s online ad marketshare. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 27 Jan. 2023 Recently, more and more companies have pivoted beyond physical simulations to newer technologies such as virtual reality, mixed reality and artificial intelligence. Caroline Catherman, Orlando Sentinel, 27 Jan. 2023 Fire lookout towers once staffed by humans have largely been replaced by cameras in remote areas, many of them in high-definition and armed with artificial intelligence to discern a smoke plume from morning fog. Jesse Bedayn, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2023 We’ve all been trained by decades of science fiction to think of artificial intelligence as a threat to our working futures. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 These restrictions represent a huge blow to Beijing’s ambitions to lead in certain technologies, such as supercomputers and artificial intelligence, and to create a military that’s second to none. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Jan. 2023 But simply by forging ahead with its mandates, tech experts said, Beijing could influence how other governments deal with the machine learning and artificial intelligence that power deepfake technology. Tiffany Hsu, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2023 These abilities have required advances in robotic hardware, modeling, and artificial intelligence. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2023 See More

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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 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

artificial intelligence

: the power of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior

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