Two Contrasting Definitions of AI
Last Update: 18 January 2005
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"The science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by humans."
Using humans to tell us how to program computers.
AI viewed as engineering, computational psychology, and computational philosophy
"The use of computer programs and programming techniques to cast light on the principles of intelligence in general and human thought in particular."
Using computers to tell us something about humans.
AI viewed as computational psychology and computational philosophy
In fact: it's both---a 2-way street
For more definitions, see
Some Definitions of Artificial Intelligence
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William J. Rapaport