What the hell or heaven is “Artificial Intelligence”

  • “… the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by humans.” (Marvin Minsky, 1968)

  • “… the study of how to make computers do things which at the present, people do better.” (Elaine Rich, 1983)

  • “… the study of mental faculties through the use of computational models” (Eugene Charniak, 1986)

  • “… novel computing technology that solves problems not otherwise easily solved.” (Avelino Juan Gonzalez, 2003 – a very good friend of mine)

  • “… the set of all measures to perform and outperform human cognitive abilities by artificial creatures.” (Rainer Knauf, 2018)

Outperformance is the main point, we think. There is no reason to worry about it.