Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has become a buzz word in the computer science industry. Its application has tremendous scope in solving problems in real life effectively. Today, things are preferred to be done automatically with little human intervention and AI is extremely useful in this area. With AI you can, not just do automation but also change the world in the right direction. Things can be made very easy for everyone.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

So as you can see Artificial intelligence (or abbreviated as AI) is very important in our lives but what exactly is AI? Basically, it is all about making the computer as smart as possible to solve generic problems. AI is the study of making the computer do things smartly. A little formal definition is the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as decision-making, translation between languages, visual perception and speech recognition.

Let's see some of the task domains of Artificial Intelligence:-

  • Formal Tasks
    • Games
      • Chess
      • Go
      • Checkers
      • Backgammon
    • Mathematics
      • Integral Calculus
      • Geometry
      • Logic
      • Proving properties of programs
  • Mundane Tasks
    • Natural Language
      • Understanding
      • Generation
      • Translation
    • Perception
      • Vision
      • Speech
    • Robot control
    • Commonsense reasoning
  • Expert Tasks
    • Engineering
      • Design
      • Fault finding
      • Manufacturing planning
    • Scientific analysis
    • Medical diagnosis
    • Financial analysis