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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Author: 
McCarthy, John
Issue Date: 
Sunday, July 2, 2006
Description: 
This article for the layman answers basic questions about artificial intelligence. The opinions expressed here are not all consensus opinion among researchers in AI. Contents: Basic Questions, Branches of AI, Applications of AI, More questions, Bibliography (with some links to online sources). Article is stored online, not in this repository.
Keywords: 
artificial intelligence
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Learner
Type: 
Reference Material : Article
Publisher: 
Stanford University
URL: 
http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/whatisai/whatisai.html
CSTA Classification: 

CT.L2-11

Analyze the degree to which a computer model accurately represents the real world.

CD.L2-07

Describe what distinguishes humans from machines, focusing on human intelligence versus machine intelligence and ways we can communicate.

CD.L2-08

Describe ways in which computers use models of intelligent behavior (e.g., robot motion, speech and language understanding, and computer vision).

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