Artificial intelligence

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Concept.png Artificial intelligence
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Interest of• Hans-Christian Boos
• Nick Bostrom
• Matthew Daniels
• National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
• Andrew Ng
• Benjamin Pring
Articial Intelligence is a branch of computer science intended to enable computers to carry out 'intelligent' tasks previously made by human beings.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science which seeks to re-create the "intelligence" of human beings in software.

Natural language parsing

Full article: Natural language parsing

Natural language parsing, i.e. understanding ordinary human language, has long been the holy grail of artificial intelligence, as it offers the chance to communicat with computers as easily as with other people. However, its feasability (or even possibility) — together with what actually constitutes "intelligence" - remains an open question.

Semantic web

Full article: Semantic web

After creating the World Wide Web, Tim Berners Lee announced that he was interested in a semantic web, that is, a global web of documents that are not human readable, but machine-readable. To this end, the W3C developed the Resource Description Framework (RDF), a data format intended to express meaning, which could in theory be auto-translated into human languages by software. This is used by this website though the Semantic Mediawiki software which is used on this website. Each page on this site has a small blue RDF icon in the top right hand corner, which presents the page in RDF.

Global control grid

Full article: Global control grid

The idea of a global control grid has long been a fantasy of megalomaniacs. As the 21st century progresses, more and more tasks formerly done by human beings are being turned over to software.


Related Document

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Document:Off the Leash: How the UK is developing the technology to build armed autonomous dronesArticle10 November 2018Peter BurtThe United Kingdom should make an unequivocal statement that it is unacceptable for machines to control, determine, or decide upon the application of force in armed conflict and give a binding political commitment that the UK would never use fully autonomous weapon systems
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