Topic 1 Introduction to AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the branch of Computer science which centers around the development of algorithms and systems that can perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, such as reasoning, learnng, problem-solving, and decision-making. According to Russell and Norvig (2010), AI is ‘’the study of agents that receive percepts from the environment and perform actions’’.

AI can be used in a wide variety of applications, to name a few:

  • Self-driving cars
  • Natural language processing.
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Gaming and Entertainment
  • Personalized marketing
  • Healthcare

‘’AI is any intelligence that vastly outperforms human intelligence in a wide range of domains.’’   (Bostrom, 2014)