ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Rachelle Yando, Nina Kostyk, & Dave Tokarowski What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? • Textbook Definition: "the study and design of intelligent agents” • Simpler Definition: a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers • The capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior History of AI • 1941: First electronic computer (technology finally available ) • 1956: Term Artificial Intelligence introduced • 1960s: Checkers-playing program that was able to play games with opponents • 1980s: Quality Control Systems • 2000: First sophisticated walking robot Understanding AI BIG Philosophy: “CAN MACHINES REALLY THINK?” • Can it act intelligently? • Can it feel? • Can it solve problems • Human Intelligence vs. by thinking? machine intelligence? • Can it have a mind? mental states & consciousness? • Is the human brain essentially a computer? Three Major Domains of AI Research & Development 1- Cognitive Science -How the brain works 2-Natural Interfaces -GPS -Microsoft SYNC 3- Robotics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkTwUb5xU6w Fields of AI •Computer Science •Math •Psychology •Cognition •Concept Mining •Automation •Biology •E-mail Spam Filtering •Data Mining •Robotics •Philosophy etc. Real AI vs. Fantasy Robots in Manufacturing • Precise Robots that are like humans • Why? – Companionship? • Less prone to error • Faster • Don’t get bored • Beauty of life – Randomly – Unexpected • Feelings are genuine – Emerged naturally AI costs $$$ • There has to be financial motivation • Gaming $$$ • Good opponents act like humans Game Design in AI •Techniques control theory, robotics, computer graphics, and computer science •No longer a 30-minute distraction from reality •Graphics AI Design X BOX 360 •What is it? •Price •Brilliant Engineers •Non-Play Characters (NPCs) can behave in realistic ways •Efficient use of Teamwork •The ability to hunt •Survival Instincts “Gears of War” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPC_ibBJiQ Robots take over the world? • Step 1: Manufacturing -Robots have already begun to replace factory workers • Step 2: Service jobs -Robots at McDonalds? • Step 3: ??? -Robots take over the world? What Do You Think??? Questions?