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Artificial Intelligence Introduction Today, people are interacting more and more with computers. Life is running at a microchip speed. If all computers are stopped for a day, complete civilization comes to a halt! Fifty years ago, this might've been a science fiction, but today it is a reality. Further, with Computers being embedded in all of our life accessories like mobiles, watches, cars, even our bodies and brains there is no indication that this microchip speed will not be multiplied in the future. Over the last decade, these electronic tiny minuscule signals have fundamentally revolutionized the way we live. People are spending more hours per day with machines than humans. An amazing a human-machine relationship is developing. So far this bond has been one sided because the ability to generate, recognize and express emotions are a unique prerogative of living human beings. If this intelligence or abstract attribute could be taught to machines, it would re-conceptualize the perception of machines. It will fundamentally change the way we will life, in the third millennium. We taught machines how to read, speak and understand humans by voices, actions and events. ...read more.


Our ability to combine knowledge from all these fields will ultimately benefit our progress in the quest of creating an intelligent artificial being. Why Artificial Intelligence? Motivation... Computers are fundamentally well suited to performing mechanical computations, using fixed programmed rules. This allows artificial machines to perform simple monotonous tasks efficiently and reliably, which humans are ill suited to. For more complex problems, things get more difficult... Unlike humans, computers have trouble understanding specific situations, and adapting to new situations. Artificial Intelligence aims to improve machine behavior in tackling such complex tasks. Together with this, much of AI research is allowing us to understand our intelligent behavior. Humans have an interesting approach to problem solving, based on abstract thought, high-level deliberative reasoning and pattern recognition. Artificial Intelligence can help us understand this process by recreating it, then potentially enabling us to enhance it beyond our current capabilities. When will Computers become truly intelligent? Limitations... To date, all the traits of human intelligence have not been captured and applied together to spawn an intelligent artificial creature. Currently, Artificial Intelligence rather seems to focus on lucrative domain specific applications, which do not necessarily require the full extent of AI capabilities. ...read more.


With an ever-growing market to satisfy, there's plenty of room for more personnel. So if you know what you're doing, there's plenty of money to be made from interested big companies! Grace Artificial Intelligence can also use computer vision to communicate with humans. GRACE the robot, shown below, is a robot who could communicate slightly with humans to be able to recognize her surroundings and achieve a specific goal. For example, GRACE attended a conference through a lobby and up an elevator by communicating with humans. Communications included understanding that she had to wait in line, and asking others to press the elevator button for her. She also has a binocular vision system allowing her to react to human gestures as well. ASIMO TOKYO, Japan, December 15, 2004 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the development of new technologies for the next-generation ASIMO humanoid robot to join the 11 others of the Honda robot family. The new ASIMO is targeting a new level of mobility that will better enable ASIMO to function and interact with people by quickly processing information and acting more nimbly in real-world environments. Honda wants to create a partner for people, a new kind of robot that functions in society much like those featured in the film iRobot. ...read more.

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