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 for artificial intelligence
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  artificial intelligence
      n 1: the branch of computer science that deal with writing
           computer programs that can solve problems creatively;
           "workers in AI hope to imitate or duplicate intelligence in
           computers and robots" [syn: artificial intelligence,
           AI]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  artificial intelligence
  AI
  
      (AI) The subfield of computer
     science concerned with the concepts and methods of symbolic
     inference by computer and symbolic knowledge representation
     for use in making inferences.  AI can be seen as an attempt to
     model aspects of human thought on computers.  It is also
     sometimes defined as trying to solve by computer any problem
     that a human can solve faster.  The term was coined by
     Stanford Professor John McCarthy, a leading AI researcher.
  
     Examples of AI problems are computer vision (building a
     system that can understand images as well as a human) and
     natural language processing (building a system that can
     understand and speak a human language as well as a human).
     These may appear to be modular, but all attempts so far (1993)
     to solve them have foundered on the amount of context
     information and "intelligence" they seem to require.
  
     The term is often used as a selling point, e.g. to describe
     programming that drives the behaviour of computer characters
     in a game.  This is often no more intelligent than "Kill any
     humans you see; keep walking; avoid solid objects; duck if a
     human with a gun can see you".
  
     See also AI-complete, neats vs. scruffies, neural
     network, genetic programming, fuzzy computing,
     artificial life.
  
     http://sigart.acm.org/)">ACM SIGART (http://sigart.acm.org/).  U Cal Davis
     http://phobos.cs.ucdavis.edu:8001)">(http://phobos.cs.ucdavis.edu:8001).  CMU Artificial
     Intelligence Repository
     http://cs.cmu.edu/Web/Groups/AI/html/repository.html)">(http://cs.cmu.edu/Web/Groups/AI/html/repository.html).
  
     (2002-01-19)
  

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