Artificial Intelligence Summary

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Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science concerned with programming
computers to exhibit intelligent behavior (oxford dictionary). In an age where the threat
of warfare is not out of the question it is not surprising that a lot of advances have
been made in the field of military AI. With this increased demand for more intelligent,
more dependable programs, algorithms, and expert systems to run these robots, it is
obvious that the field of robotic studies is very important. Work on AI began in the
1950's with researchers wanting to use a computer to model the way a human thinks. This
new field quickly took off, but had its difficulties due to the inability to produce
anything that really resembled human intelligence. Eighteen years ago Marvin Minsky would
have been called crazy for stating that AI is the newest and most advance type of
technology. These days, Minsky, and the theory of AI is the most respected field of
research.


What is intelligence? The best way to try and describe what intelligence is to list some
features that we would expect an intelligent being to have. Speech, the ability to make
ones own decisions, to have emotions, Etc, these are all characteristics of an intelligent
being. With the co-ordination of Minsky and the Military, they have been able to harness
this intelligence and center it into a highly advanced computer system allowing for the
largest leap in reaching the closest step in reaching Artificial Intelligence.


Over the years, the ever increasing and expanding research on Artificial Intelligence,
particularly in the field of Military defense, has seen the development and implementation
of many commercial and industrial applications that utilize the link between the theory of
AI and the military. The advances in the military has seen the development of expert
missiles, combat training and highly advanced weaponry. However all these systems hold a
great weight on their ability to make a large impact on the increase of world safety. This
is why the development of AI and the implementation of human-like qualities has finally
been used, to increase the intelligence of a “computer” to have its own responses.
Robotics is the first and probably the most advanced way to harness AI. Generation 5 is
the most advanced military based robot to come out of the research on Artificial
Intelligence by the military. Generation 5 stands for the fifth step in the robotic
advances. The generation 5 robot has been “programmed” to speak, have its own personal
responses and act accordingly in dangerous circumstances. This, according to Minsky is the
largest leap in the history of robotics. No one person, ever before has been able to have
a machine generate its own particular responses to a command. This highly developed
technology is just one aspect that makes up a human.


The Generation 5 project was designed to decrease the need for humans to engage in ground
battle. The heavy chance of invasion or warfare on another country is very common nowadays
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