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Barcelona, Spain

Artificial Intelligence

Inteligencia Artificial

Language: Spanish Studies in Spanish
Kind of studies: full-time studies
University website: www.upc.edu
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals. In computer science AI research is defined as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving".
Intelligence
Intelligence has been defined in many different ways to include the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context.
Artificial Intelligence
The question of whether a computer is playing chess, or doing long division, or translating Chinese, is like the question of whether robots can murder or airplanes can fly -- or people; after all, the "flight" of the Olympic long jump champion is only an order of magnitude short of that of the chicken champion (so I'm told). These are questions of decision, not fact; decision as to whether to adopt a certain metaphoric extension of common usage.
Noam Chomsky (1996) Powers and Prospects
Artificial Intelligence
My son was one of a kind. You are the first of a kind. David?
Hobby, A.I. Artificial Intelligence by Ian Watson and Brian Aldiss.
Intelligence
To be an intellectual really means to speak a truth that allows suffering to speak.
Cornel West, "Chekhov, Coltrane, and Democracy: Interview by David Lionel Smith." The Cornel West Reader (1998).
EU scientists are studying advanced thermochemical processes (ATPs) and their environmental impacts, which will enable the use of biomass as a sustainable source of energy.

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