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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the study and design of intelligent agents or networks. AI is closely tied to the study of decision theory in mathematics and computer science. Decision theory
is concerned with identifying the values, risks and uncertainties associated with important decisions. The goal of AI is to develop new approaches to reasoning and problem solving. What all AI systems share in common is the ability to reason, problem solve and take corrective action based on preprogrammed assumptions and information inputs.
There are two distinguishing features that characterize all
AI systems. First, the AI system must have the ability to scan its external surroundings. Second, the AI system must have the ability to evaluate a situation and initiate an appropriate decision/response. The decision must be rationale.
We call this adaptation.
Russell, S. & Norvig, P. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. 4th ed. (New York, Pearson, 2020).
Russell, S. Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. (New York: Viking, 2019).
Tegmark, M. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. (New York: Knopf-Doubleday, 2017).
Suggested Video Presentations
In the Age of AI: Frontline Documentary
Future of Humanity: AI and Robotics
Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms
Biggest Advancements in Artificial Intelligence
Hanson: Sophia AI Prototype, Available at:
Lex Fridman Interview with Peter Norvig: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
Max Tegmark lecture on Life 3.0 – Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
WSJ Interview with Elon Musk, Innovation and Artificial Intelligence