Artificial Intelligence

I believe when most of us see the word artificial intelligence we think of robots who looks like humans and perform human tasks. Well, to a certain extent this is true and yet such an impression is of course incorrect. The truth part is that AI is indeed about robots performing human tasks or rather mimicking human tasks. An interesting fact is we are already in the post-modern era of AI. Yes! If robots were to take over the world, they would do it now!

While reading my textbook, I came across this example about modelling human behavior. In particular, a novice chess player. I’ve watched my nephew play chess before. He’s just learning so he has no strategy although he knows the game. The interesting part is, I can write an AI program to mimick his behavior. All the program has to do is choose from any legal moves randomly! When I watched him play, I never thought he was actually doing that.

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