artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence aims to mimic the ‘operationMathworldPlanetmath’ of the human mind using sequential machines, automata, robots, or computers. Indeed there are two different claims on how far AI can go in exhibiting human behaviors, and especially in emulating the actions of the human mind:

  • Strong AI thesis, or‘general intelligence’, is a very long term aim of AI research in Computer Science that might not be achievable within the bounds of Boolean logic if it does aim to match human intelligence that often operates beyond chrysippian, formal or even symbolic two-value logic, and indeed as it remains currently undefined (or undefinable ?) in terms of either Boolean or symbolic, two-value logic.

    1. (a)

      Knowledge-based AI

    2. (b)
    3. (c)

      Sub-symbolic AI

    4. (d)

      Computational ‘Intelligence’ and ‘Neural’ Networks or Nets


  1. 1.

    A Computer System Architecture may give one the illusion of ‘strong AI’ in spite of its Boolean logic limitations, as there are no stringent tests defined so far that are capable of correctly ‘measuring’ intelligence either in humans or in computers. Until a satisfactory definition of ‘human intelligence’ is arrived at, it will not be possible to design acceptable means or tests to ‘measure’ such intelligence, and therefore one could not establish if the ‘strong AI’ thesis is valid or not. It may indeed remain an undecidable issue on a chrysippian logic basis.

  2. 2.

    An universal Turing machineMathworldPlanetmath (AUTM) was shown to be able to simulate any other sequential machine, automaton, robot, or computer by employing steps that humans do not consider to require ‘intelligence’ (i.e., human intelligence).

Title artificial intelligence
Canonical name ArtificialIntelligence
Date of creation 2013-03-22 15:31:51
Last modified on 2013-03-22 15:31:51
Owner aplant (12431)
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Numerical id 15
Author aplant (12431)
Entry type Topic
Classification msc 03D05
Classification msc 18B20
Classification msc 68T40
Classification msc 68T27
Classification msc 68-00
Classification msc 68T01
Synonym computer programmimg
Synonym symbolic computation
Synonym computer simulation
Synonym sub-symbolic computation
Synonym super-complex systemsPlanetmathPlanetmath
Synonym universal Turing machines
Related topic CategoryOfAutomata
Related topic Automaton
Related topic CategoryOfMRSystems3
Related topic StateMachine
Related topic UniversalTuringMachine
Related topic StrongAIThesis
Related topic Supercomputers2