Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the area of computer science focusing on creating machines that can engage on behaviors that humans consider intelligent. The ability to create intelligent machines has intrigued humans since ancient times and today with the advent of the computer and 50 years of research into AI programming techniques, the dream of smart machines is becoming a reality. Researchers are creating systems which can mimic human thought, understand speech, beat the best human chess player, and countless other feats never before possible. I focused on this area for my capstone because I thought it would be an original idea and also would be interesting to investigate and determine if artificial intelligence is a good concept or a bad to the human life. I wish to accomplish how it came about, the reasoning behind artificial intelligence, and where I think it will go in the future based on my research on this topic. .
The Story Behind it All.
Artificial intelligence has been around for longer then most people think. We all think that artificial intelligence has been in research for about 20 years or so. In all actuality after thousands of years of fantasy, the appearance of the digital computer, with its native, human-like ability to process symbols, made it seem that the myth of the man-made intelligence would finally become reality.
The history of artificial intelligence all started in the 3rd century BC. Chinese engineer Mo Ti created mechanical birds, dragons, and warriors. Technology was being used to transform myth into reality.1.
Much later, mechanical ducks and humanoid figures, crafted by clockmakers, endlessly amused the Royal courts of the Enlightenment-age Europe. It has long been possible to make machines that looked and moved in human-like ways.3 Machines that could spook and awe the audience - but creating a model of the mind, in that day in time were off limits.