What is Artificial Intelligence?

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science. AI is concerned with the reproduction of human thought and action using computers.

The aim is to develop systems that process tasks autonomously - as if they were done by a human being. To make this possible, AI experts must enable machines to learn.

This is done with the help of special algorithms and training data. Through training, the AI improves continuously until it is finally capable of autonomously performing its defined task.

When was Artificial Intelligence created?

Artificial intelligence has its origins in the 1950s, when scientists first used the term "artificial intelligence" at a US scientific conference.

In 1966, the scientist Marvin Minsky coined a definition that is still popular today: "Artificial Intelligence is the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by men".

A milestone in the history of AI was the so-called Turing Test. It was formulated in 1950 by the British mathematician, logician and computer scientist Alan Turing. He wanted to find out whether a machine can have a capacity for thinking that is equal to that of humans.

To date, no machine has passed the test beyond any doubt, which means that - according to Turing's definition - there is still no "intelligent machine".

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